Physical Therapist

Adecco Medical & Science is looking for a "Physical Therapist" for one our leading clients in healthcare industry in Palo Alto

Pay Rate: $55-$70/Hour
Contract Duration- 4 Months Contract

Job Description:

Performs complex patient care tasks under minimal supervision with advanced skills in clinical reasoning, problem-solving and treatment interventions. Assesses and treats patients within the CA licensing Board and American Physical Therapy Association scope of practice, including but not limited to gait and transfer training, therapeutic exercise, functional mobility training, the application of modalities, wound care, and equipment procurement and training.
Provides direct patient care that meets department and professional standards of practice, including patient assessment, development of physical therapy care plan, patient treatment, family/caregiver training and discharge planning. May serve as a clinician in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.
Examines, evaluates, and tests patients with mechanical, physiological and developmental impairments, functional limitations, and disability or other health and movement-related conditions. Determines diagnosis of the physical impairments or movement-related functional limitations, prognosis, plan of therapeutic intervention and frequency/duration of intervention.
Designs, 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 and with respect to individual patient's problems.
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.
Participates in clinical teaching, including the clinical instruction of physical therapy interns/students and other staff. Prepares and presents an in-service (at least one per year) at a department meeting. Provides input regarding the educational needs of the staff and serves as a resource in meeting those needs. With the support of the supervisor, may initiate clinical research within area of clinical expertise. Provides mentoring to others when appropriate and serves as a role model/resource/teacher/mentor to less experienced occupational therapists
Performs all necessary patient care documentation, including assessment, plan of care, progress notes, discharge summaries, and charges for evaluation and treatment. Documentation reflects patient status, progress or change, participation by patient and family in goal setting and delivery of care.
Discharges patient from treatment when appropriate with adequate discharge planning including equipment procurement and family training, and communicates this appropriately to patient, family and health care team.
Organizes and maintains a patient caseload consistent with department productivity standards. Schedules patients and informs supervisor if problems arise related to the delivery of patient care or caseload volume. Ensures documentation and billing are timely, accurate and complete, including precautions, monthly and discharge summaries.
Initiates and participates in interdisciplinary care planning to meet the needs of each patient and family, including participation in rounds and patient care conferences, communicating with and teaching other care providers. May contact community agencies as necessary to provide continuity of service between hospital and community.
Identifies departmental performance improvement issues and participates in performance improvement activities, e.g. chart reviews, revision of documentation forms, workflow studies, etc. Regularly re-evaluates patient care services and programs, and completes assignments in the departmental plan to improve services. Contributes to the development of departmental policies and procedures. Participates in new program development, for example by developing treatment protocols for new patient populations.
Identifies needs for equipment repair or upgrade to maintain quality of care. Makes recommendations for selection and purchase of specific equipment and supplies.
13. Participates in Department, team, and discipline and/or unit meetings.

Minimum Qualification:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education

Graduate of an approved Physical Therapy curriculum with either a Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate Degree

Experience

Two (2) years of clinical practice as Physical Therapist

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION

Licensed to practice Physical Therapy in the state ofCaliforniaby the Physical Therapy Board of California (Code: PT)

Current AHA/BLS for Health Care Provider required (Code: BLS)

To be considered for this role, please click "apply now" or you can send your most updated resume in MS-Word format at Ankita.singh@adeccona.com or you can call at 650-745-0052. #LI-AS1

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