Physical Therapist

Job ID
2019-92444
Employment Type
Seasonal/Casual/OnCall/Supplemental
Department
Physical Therapy
Hours / Pay Period
8
Facility
Mercy Hospital Bakersfield
Shift
Varied
Standard Hours
8hr
Work Schedule
8 Hour
Location
CA-Bakersfield

Overview

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Hospitals have a history of caring for our community that goes back more than 100 years. We provide a broad range of medical and surgical services including minimally invasive and outpatient options. Our family of services includes the area's only inpatient oncology unit, the Orthopedic, Spine, and Hand Center, Family Birth Center, the Lactation Support Center and retail store, and many others. Mercy Hospital Downtown is a 194-bed facility located in downtown Bakersfield. Mercy Hospital Southwest is a 78-bed facility and the only hospital located in the rapidly growing area west of Highway 99. Mercy Hospital is a member of Dignity Health and is a trusted community partner, serving residents of Bakersfield and Kern County with quality, compassionate care since 1910.  Learn more at https://www.dignityhealth.org/central-california/locations/mercy-bakersfield.

Responsibilities

Completes the duties of a California licensed Physical Therapist in compliance to California licensing standards and within the scope of clinical skills required for the patient population being treated and as determined by patient age and diagnosis. Performs the clinical duties of patient evaluation, care planning, treatment intervention, patient/family education, and discharge planning within physical therapist clinical practice standards. Reports directly to the department Coordinator. Assists in process improvement and other department operations as requested by the department coordinator. Entry level accepted.Individuals working in the NICU, one year pediatric experience is required. 1 year of hospital based, acute care practice. CA Licensed Physical Therapist Completed post graduate education, or posesses certification or CEU's in Acute care, geriatrics, wound care, orthopaedics, pediatrics, NICU & neurology or any other clinically relevant coursework/seminars. Individuals working in NICU with Pediatric patients will be required to work under the supervision of a CCS Paneled Therapist. CCS Paneling for the 0-21 population Ability to read, analyze, and interpret hospital/agency policies and procedures, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and procedures and document in the medical record. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from co-workers, managers, patients, physicians, family members and the general public. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as weights, dosages, flow rates, proportions, percentages and volume. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Must have ability to critically think and problem solve. Must have the ability to read, write and speak English.. Advanced experience with computer software programs and clinical documentation in Hospital based practice. Multi-lingual, Spanish, Tagalog. LIC PT = Licensed Physical Therapist in State of CA. CT CPRBLS = Basic Life Support CPR.

Qualifications

Entry level accepted.Individuals working in the NICU, one year pediatric experience is required. 1 year of hospital based, acute care practice. Individuals working in NICU with Pediatric patients will be required to work under the supervision of a CCS Paneled Therapist. CCS Paneling for the 0-21 population Ability to read, analyze, and interpret hospital/agency policies and procedures, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and procedures and document in the medical record. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from co-workers, managers, patients, physicians, family members and the general public. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as weights, dosages, flow rates, proportions, percentages and volume. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Must have ability to critically think and problem solve. Must have the ability to read, write and speak English.. Advanced experience with computer software programs and clinical documentation in Hospital based practice. Multi-lingual, Spanish, Tagalog. LIC PT = Licensed Physical Therapist in State of CA. CT CPRBLS = Basic Life Support CPR.

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