Physical Rehabilitation Specialist (Part-time to Full-time)

Location: Long Beach, CA

Physical Therapist (PT) Per Diem

Seeking a Physical Therapist to join our team!!

Physical therapists assist patients with injuries and chronic health conditions in recovering their range of motion, managing pain, and enhancing their quality of life. PTs use various techniques, including hands-on therapy, exercises for strengthening and stretching, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, ice/heat therapy, and more.

The Physical Therapist examines and treats patients, on the orders of a physician, using different therapeutic procedures to restore muscle strength, coordination, body alignment, relieve pain, and improve movement and function. The Physical Therapist works as part of a team to provide support and information within the field of Physical Therapy.


1. Review resident information and assess how it impacts the treatment process.

2. Conduct a comprehensive functional assessment of the resident, documenting the findings. Evaluate home/vocational needs and equipment requirements.

3. Develop and implement a personalized treatment plan based on the resident's needs and achievable functional goals.

4. Adhere to evaluation, treatment, and documentation guidelines. Maintain accurate and timely records.

5. Instruct and closely supervise Assistants during treatment procedures with residents.

6. Enter progress notes in the resident's medical record after each treatment session.

7. Revise treatment plans as necessary throughout the treatment process.

8. Document the treatment course concisely and clearly in a discharge summary using a specified format.

9. Orient residents to program services and inform them of any potential risks during procedures.

10. Collaborate with nursing staff, residents, and families to maximize functional abilities.

11. Educate residents, families, and caregivers on exercise programs and therapeutic procedures that should be continued at home.

12. Assist in the referral process for residents needing additional services after discharge. Stay updated on community resources.

13. Participate in rehabilitation team conferences to discuss resident progress, problems, or needs.

14. Attend other department/facility meetings as required.

15. Seek and participate in continuing education opportunities to maintain clinical competency.

16. Contribute to the quality improvement process.

17. Promote the programs and services of Heritage Healthcare through interactions with the community.

18. Adhere to Heritage Healthcare's regulatory and professional standards and guidelines.

19. Provide feedback on the clinical performance of assistants to the Rehab Manager, as requested and appropriate.

20. Follow facility policies and procedures and take part in quality improvement and safety programs.

21. Perform other assigned duties to provide quality care to residents.

22. Understand reimbursement processes of different payers and allocate therapy resources efficiently based on resident goals and discharge plans.

23. Demonstrate knowledge of OBRA regulations, HIPAA, Local Coverage Determination, and third-party reimbursement guidelines.

24. Support the company's commitment to Compassionate Care and project a professional image to enhance confidence in the Rehab Program.

25. Perform duties independently and seek direct supervision when necessary. Willingly assist others.

26. Maintain the expected productivity level discussed and required for the position.


1. Bachelor/Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy.

2. Current state license for physical therapy practice.

3. Prefer supervision, training, or experience in a setting with a similar resident population as the facility.

4. Certification, if applicable, and demonstrated competence in specialized areas.

5. Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.

6. Competency in applying physical therapy principles, methods, materials, and equipment.

7. Ability to assess resident needs and create and implement a comprehensive care plan.

8. Knowledge of accreditation standards and compliance requirements.

9. Ability to perform the following activities safely and for extended periods:

  • Standing: Maintain an upright position on the feet, especially for prolonged periods
  • Pushing: Apply pressure and force against an object to move it forward or away - push or pull force up to 35 lbs
  • Lifting: Raise an object from a lower to a higher position, or move an object laterally
  • Stooping: Bend the body forward and down from the waist, hips, and knees, sometimes for a prolonged duration
  • Reaching: Extend hands and arms in any direction away from the body
  • Balancing: Maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or moving surfaces
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