Physical Therapist

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Realtime / Rx Staffing and Solutions
 Virtual
Posted: May 10 2015
Company Location: Lancaster, CA
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 10 Full-time, Paid

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Description

Physical therapists, sometimes called PTs, help injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain. These therapists are often an important part of rehabilitation and treatment of patients with chronic conditions or injuries. Duties Physical therapists typically do the following: * Review patients’ medical history and any referrals or notes from doctors or surgeons * Diagnose patients’ dysfunctional movements by observing them stand or walk and by listening to their concerns, among other methods * Set up a plan of care for patients, outlining the patient’s goals and the expected outcome of the plan * Use exercises, stretching maneuvers, hands-on therapy, and equipment to ease patients’ pain, help them increase their mobility, prevent further pain or injury, and facilitate health and wellness. * Evaluate a patient’s progress, modifying a plan of care and trying new treatments as needed * Educate patients and their families about what to expect from and how best to cope with the recovery process Physical therapists provide care to people of all ages who have functional problems resulting from back and neck injuries; sprains, strains, and fractures; arthritis; amputations; neurological disorders, such as stroke or cerebral palsy; injuries related to work and sports; and other conditions. Physical therapists are trained to use a variety of different techniques—sometimes called modalities—to care for their patients. These techniques include applying heat and cold and using assistive devices such as crutches, wheelchairs, and walkers and equipment, such as adhesive electrodes which apply electric stimulation to treat injuries and pain. The work of physical therapists varies by type of patient. For example, a patient experiencing loss of mobility due to stroke needs different care from that given to an athlete recovering from an injury. Some physical therapists specialize in one type of care, such as orthopedics or geriatrics. Many physical therapists also work at preventing loss of mobility by developing fitness and wellness programs to encourage healthier and more active lifestyles. Physical therapists work as part of a healthcare team, overseeing the work of physical therapist assistants and aidesand consulting with physicians and surgeonsand other specialists.

Responsibilities

Physical therapists, sometimes called PTs, help injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain. These therapists are often an important part of rehabilitation and treatment of patients with chronic conditions or injuries. Duties Physical therapists typically do the following: * Review patients’ medical history and any referrals or notes from doctors or surgeons * Diagnose patients’ dysfunctional movements by observing them stand or walk and by listening to their concerns, among other methods * Set up a plan of care for patients, outlining the patient’s goals and the expected outcome of the plan * Use exercises, stretching maneuvers, hands-on therapy, and equipment to ease patients’ pain, help them increase their mobility, prevent further pain or injury, and facilitate health and wellness. * Evaluate a patient’s progress, modifying a plan of care and trying new treatments as needed * Educate patients and their families about what to expect from and how best to cope with the recovery process Physical therapists provide care to people of all ages who have functional problems resulting from back and neck injuries; sprains, strains, and fractures; arthritis; amputations; neurological disorders, such as stroke or cerebral palsy; injuries related to work and sports; and other conditions. Physical therapists are trained to use a variety of different techniques—sometimes called modalities—to care for their patients. These techniques include applying heat and cold and using assistive devices such as crutches, wheelchairs, and walkers and equipment, such as adhesive electrodes which apply electric stimulation to treat injuries and pain. The work of physical therapists varies by type of patient. For example, a patient experiencing loss of mobility due to stroke needs different care from that given to an athlete recovering from an injury. Some physical therapists specialize in one type of care, such as orthopedics or geriatrics. Many physical therapists also work at preventing loss of mobility by developing fitness and wellness programs to encourage healthier and more active lifestyles. Physical therapists work as part of a healthcare team, overseeing the work of physical therapist assistants and aidesand consulting with physicians and surgeons and other specialists.

Requirements

All Temporary/Relief Physical Therapists assigned to CDCR must have the minimum experience outlined
below:
1. Twelve (12) continuous months of experience within the last three (3) years performing services
similar in scope to those defined herein in a public or private institution.
2. Possess and maintain while performing services for the CDCR a current and valid license issued by
the Physical Therapy Board of California to practice Physical Therapy in the State of California including
adherence to all laws and regulations governing the practice of physical therapy in California.
3. Education Required: Graduation from an approved Physical Therapy program accredited by the
Committee on Accreditation for Physical Therapy or its predecessor, the Joint Review Committee for
Physical Therapy Education.
4. Temporary/Relief Physical Therapists must maintain current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and
Possess current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from an American Heart Association Provider or
American Red Cross (with AED).
5. Each Temporary/Relief Physical Therapists shall be in compliance with 8 CCR 5199 standards for
both current N95 and Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) medical clearance and annual general
respiratory protection training which is to include a request to repeat PLHCP clearance if they develop 1)
marked immunocomprompromise or pregnancy which might require great respiratory protection than
N95s provide or 2) a health condition which might limit N95 or PAPR use and completion of the annual 8
CCR 5199 Appendix G questionnaire.
6. Any Temporary/Relief Physical Therapist providing services through this Agreement must be
proficient in the English language and be able to communicate effectively with the CDCR/CCHCS. All
Temporary/Relief Physical Therapists must be able to speak, understand oral and written communication
and write effectively in the English language.

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