Physical Therapist

1165 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
United States
Job Posted Date: 
April 11, 2019
Full-time Positions
Physical Therapy

The staff Physical Therapist serves primarily in a patient care capacity plus completes additional duties. General clinical responsibilities include patient evaluation, treatment planning and implementation, documentation, team communication and participation in discharge planning. Additional responsibilities may include assignments in management and administrative functions, personnel supervision and/or clinical education. The Physical Therapist II participates in programmatic inservice training, clinical education programs, provides family training, and performs duties as assigned by the Department Manager to promote optimal patient care and program functioning.  

Job Requirements: 
  • Comprehensively assesses the functional needs of the patient and sets appropriate goals for the patient. Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, consults with other specialists as needed. Reassesses patient’s functional needs and adjusts care plan as indicated to ensure optimal patient outcome.
  • Demonstrates understanding of medicare regulations as they relate to medical necessity, sustained functional improvement, reasonable frequency and duration of treatments and documentation procedures. Uses advanced beneficiary notification procedure when appropriate.
  • Establishes measurable STG & LTG with time frames in appropriate sequence. Consistently works to achieve functional goals seen in daily documentation and selecting appropriate therapeutic methods to accomplish treatment goals. Educates patient and family concerning diagnosis, goals and home program.
  • Demonstrates professional, appropriate verbal and written communication skills with client's/patient's treating physician and other associated health care personnel.
  • Adheres to the rules regarding standards of practice and ethics of regulatory agencies. Complies with current licensure laws and rules related to aides and assistants. Assures that licensure requirements for annual renewal are met in a timely manner.
  • Adheres to established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality and improvement programs, and safety, environmental, and infection control standards.
  • Maintains client's/patient's medical record accurately, completely, neatly and in a timely manner. (The record should contain current prescription, initial evaluation, daily notes, progress notes, any patient precautions or complications, discharge summary, etc.) Also completes accurately any other patient related correspondence.
  • Provides direction and leadership to support staff, students and new graduates
  • Enhances professional growth and development of self and others through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops.
  • Manages and safeguards patients/clients with medical complications appropriately.
  • Demonstrates clinical teaching skills including orientation and training of new staff and students, and presentation of at least one inservice per year.
  • Demonstrates knowledge performance in one or more discipline specialty or advanced skill areas. Coaches other staff in specialty.
  • Assists with or assumes responsibility upon request for the leadership and decision-making of the department in the absence of the manager. Makes appropriate decisions within this leadership role.
  • Demonstrates competence in design and/or manufacture, and /or adjustment of assistive or orthotic devices for the client/patient.
How to Apply: 

Please apply to St Joseph's career website at

Greater Bay Area

Education: Graduation from an accredited physical therapy school.
Experience: No experience required, will train.
License / Certification: California license or eligible.