Contract Physical Therapist

Location: Riverside, CA

Our company is currently seeking a Contract Physical Therapist to join our team in Riverside, CA!

We are looking for someone who is dedicated and committed to providing high-quality care that will have a positive impact on our patients' lives. If you are seeking a career with realistic expectations and a straightforward approach to patient care, then our company may be the right fit for you.

As a Contract Physical Therapist, you will be responsible for evaluating and treating patients under the direction of a physician. This will involve implementing various therapeutic procedures to restore muscle strength, improve coordination and body alignment, relieve pain, and enhance movement and functionality. Additionally, you will be an integral member of our interdisciplinary team, providing valuable support and information within the field of Physical Therapy.

Responsibilities

  1. Review available patient information and assess the impact on treatment process
  2. Conduct comprehensive functional assessments using standardized procedures
  3. Create individualized treatment plans with achievable functional goals
  4. Adhere to evaluation, treatment, and documentation guidelines and maintain accurate records
  5. Instruct and supervise Assistants in treatment procedures
  6. Document progress in patient records after each treatment session
  7. Revise treatment plans as necessary throughout the process
  8. Create clear and concise discharge summaries
  9. Orient patients to program services and inform them of any potential risks
  10. Collaborate with nursing staff, patients, and families to maximize functional abilities
  11. Provide instruction on exercise programs and therapeutic procedures for continued at-home treatment
  12. Assist with referral process for additional services post-discharge
  13. Participate in rehabilitation team conferences and other department meetings
  14. Seek continuing education opportunities to maintain clinical competency
  15. Participate in quality improvement processes
  16. Promote the programs and services of Heritage Healthcare within the community
  17. Adhere to regulatory and professional standards
  18. Provide feedback on Assistant performance to Rehab Manager
  19. Follow facility policies and participate in quality improvement and safety programs
  20. Perform additional assigned duties to ensure quality care
  21. Understand reimbursement guidelines and allocate therapy resources effectively
  22. Demonstrate knowledge of relevant regulations and guidelines
  23. Support the company's commitment to compassionate care
  24. Work independently and assist others when needed
  25. Maintain expected productivity levels

Please note that this job description may not include all duties. You may be asked to perform additional tasks as requested by supervisors or managers. Your performance will be evaluated based on the tasks listed in this job description.

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor/Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy
  2. Current state license
  3. Prefer supervision, training, or experience with similar patient populations
  4. Certification in specialized areas, if applicable
  5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  6. Demonstrated competency in physical therapy principles, methods, materials, and equipment
  7. Ability to assess patient needs and develop comprehensive care plans
  8. Knowledge of accreditation standards and compliance requirements
  9. Ability to perform physical tasks safely and for extended periods of time
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