Sr Physical Therapist - Musculoskeletal Outpatient
Company: Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center
Posted on: May 3, 2021
UNAC has been recognized as the collective bargaining
representative for this position. Kaiser Permanente and UNAC will
bargain to establish contractual terms covering this position.
Until such time as bargaining is completed, this position is not
covered under the terms of any existing collective bargaining
agreements between Kaiser Permanente and UNAC.
Provides independent physical therapy management of patients under
the direction of the Rehabilitation Services Director or designee.
Provides physical therapy services in specialized patient care
clinics, and assists in the development, implementation and review
of departmental patient care programs.
- Evaluates patients and interprets evaluation findings to
determine the nature and extent of dysfunction. Establishes
treatment goals and plans treatment to achieve established goals.
Initiates discharge planning for physical therapy. Implements the
treatment plan through direct treatment of the patient, delegates a
portion of the treatment plan to appropriate supportive personnel,
and coordinates the treatment program with other health care
personnel as appropriate.
- Provides advice and education to patient and family. Regularly
reassesses clinical signs and symptoms to determine effectiveness
of treatment, progress of patients towards goals, and the need for
modifying goals and treatment. Discharges patient from physical
therapy when the patient has received maximum benefit from physical
therapy. Provides accurate, timely documentation of physical
therapy patient management.
- Participates in appropriate and approved educational and
clinical research activities in physical therapy. Participates in
specialized patient care clinics outside the department. Assists in
the development, implementation, and review of departmental patient
care programs. Performs other duties as needed in the areas of
staff education, departmental operations, and departmental
projects. Demonstrates on-going progress toward meeting the
criteria for professional practice.
- Acts as an instructor in patient education classes/groups
within and/or outside the department based on operational need as
defined by departmental leadership. Provides a minimum of one
departmental in-service per year as requested by the Rehab Director
e.g. journal club presentation, regular in-service presentation.
Serves as a clinical instructor to PT students as requested by the
Rehab Director. Able to manage complex patients independently with
- Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on
a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right
to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such
positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are
generally implemented only after notice is given to affected
- Minimum two (2) years of experience in physical therapy.
- Graduate of an accredited physical therapy curriculum with a
bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree with certification in
physical therapy or foreign-trained equivalent.
License, Certification, Registration
- Licensed to practice physical therapy by the State of
California by date of hire.
- Obtain BLS prior to employment start date.
- Must have a Nat'l Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI,
prior to employment start date.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership
- Certified Clinical Instructor for PT students, preferred.
Keywords: Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center, Lincoln , Sr Physical Therapist - Musculoskeletal Outpatient, Other , Lincoln, California
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