The Physical Therapist I is an entry level therapist who performs routine patient care and is responsible for all clinical aspects of assigned patient care, including evaluation and treatment, with supervision as needed. The Physical therapist I is proficient in providing basic clinical care, however is expected to seek guidance from and collaborate with senior physical therapists when evaluating and developing treatment plans for complex cases with multiple diagnoses or who have multiple treatment options.
What you will do:
- Assesses and treats within CA licensing Board and American Physical Therapy Association scope of practice; provides direct patient care that meets department and professional standards of practice
- Examines, evaluates, and tests patients with mechanical, physiological and developmental impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities or other health and movement-related conditions.
- Develops, implements, and modifies therapeutic interventions to alleviate movement-related impairments, functional limitations and disabilities; selects and administers appropriate assessment and treatment techniques; performs age appropriate competency skills in area of practice with fundamental skills in clinical reasoning, problem-solving, and interventions.
- Determines magnitude and impact of physical impairments or movement-related functional limitations, prognosis, plan of therapeutic intervention and appropriate frequency/duration of interventions.
- Evaluates for, recommends, applies and, as appropriate, fabricates movement- related assistive, adaptive, protective, prosthetic and supportive devices and equipment, and trains patients in their use.
- Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate degree required.
- Graduation from an approved Physical Therapy curriculum.
- 0 -2 years clinical practice as a Physical Therapist.
SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above.