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Physical Therapist-Part Time in Pasadena, CA at Shriners Hospitals for Children

Date Posted: 3/4/2019

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Job Description

To provide physical therapy consultation, evaluation and direct treatment services for inpatients and outpatients in a pediatric hospital providing orthopedic, burn and rehabilitation care; to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team and to act as a resource to staff and the general public regarding assigned areas of responsibility.

This position functions independently to fulfill professional roles of physical therapy clinical practice with regard to confidentiality of patient information, accurate and timely completion of patient evaluation and treatment, and appropriateness of communications with patients, families and interdisciplinary team.


  • Performs comprehensive physical evaluation of each patient's physical status and functional abilities to identify individual needs.  Evaluation of the following may be included: ROM, muscle strength, sensation, balance, posture, tone, cardiovascular endurance, developmental sequencing/milestones, gross motor skills, bed mobility, transfers, w/c skills, ambulation, and equipment needs (DME, seating, assistive devices, orthotics) as appropriate
  • Designs and implements a physical therapy treatment plan utilizing evaluative findings which addresses the short and long term goals of each patient in a timely manner and in compliance with department policy and standards of care.
  • Reviews treatment plan and patient's progress weekly and makes appropriate modifications as required.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary patient care planning during weekly participation in team meetings and patient care rounds presenting information regarding patient status including problems, progress with goals' achievement and recommendations for continued therapy in a clear, concise and understandable manner
  • Communicates with community therapists, educators, other staff members and/or outside resources involved in the patient's care to act as a resource person and/or liaison with the interdisciplinary team and medical staff for patient evaluation, consultation, and/or other individualized patient needs.
  • Documents patient evaluation, goals, treatment plan, and progress accurately and within established timelines; utilizing appropriate forms/format per department policy and procedure
  • Participates in evaluation of physical therapy treatment procedures and services through consistent participation in department QA/QI program and  clinical research studies as assigned
  • Checks that equipment used for patient treatment is safe, sanitary, and/or in proper working condition prior to patient use including the mat tables, pillows, developmental equipment, standing frame, crutches/walkers, wheelchairs, hydrocollator, electrical stimulation units, biofeedback unit, ultrasound unit, whirlpools, weights, and therapeutic games/toys.
  • Demonstrates the ability to professionally interact and communicate appropriately with staff, patients, families, and visitors.

Job Requirements

Ability to:

  • interact effectively and sensitively with children of different age levels and cultural backgrounds and with their families

  • grade tasks and appropriate activities and problem solve as situations arise

  • interact effectively with those contacted in the performance of required duties

  • communicate effectively and tactfully in both oral and written forms

  • perform assigned duties in compliance with safety, health, and infection control standards, policies and procedures utilizing universal precautions

  • perform applicable computer applications

Education and Experience:

  • Graduate of an accredited physical therapy program.

  • 1-2 years pediatric orthopaedic, burns and/or rehabilitation experience preferred

  • 1-2 years general experience preferred


Licenses and Certification

  • Current California Physical Therapist licensure required.

  • Current BLS certification required.


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