DescriptionSHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)
Good Samaritan Hospital is a 474 bed acute care hospital in the heart of Silicon Valley, with two locations, the main campus in San Jose, California and the Mission Oaks campus in Los Gatos, California. We are a recognized leader in neurosciences, high-risk obstetrics, comprehensive cancer services, advanced cardiology, and innovative surgery techniques. Our recognition includes being the first of only five hospitals in the country to become a Stroke Certified Hospital, one of only ten hospitals nationwide to be awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer four consecutive times, and a Santa Clara county designated STEMI receiving center. We have also been chosen by the members of the communities we serve as the “Bay Area’s Best Place to Have a Baby” and “Family Favorite Hospital” for over 10 years. Recognition from so many organizations demonstrates our dedication to quality health care for the people of Silicon Valley.
The Physical Therapy teams are dedicated, healthcare providers with excellent services for patients at Good Samaritan Hospital. Interested in joining this team? Apply online now.
Schedule: 1.0 (40 hours per week), Shift: Full-Time Days with alternating weekends.
The Physical Therapist II develops and delivers comprehensive physical therapy programs to patients requiring these services. Programs are directed at restoration of and quality of movement and consist primarily of therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular re-education, manual therapy techniques, gait training and transfer/mobility training, with heat and cold, water, electricity, ultrasound, and other modalities as adjuncts to improving movement. Re-evaluates and adjusts these programs to meet patients changing needs. She/he delegates portions of treatment to aides and assistants, directing and supervising as indicated. Precepts students. Participates in performance improvement and department development activities. Interacts with the multidisciplinary patient care teams for coordinated patient care.
Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required:
Must be licensed, or an applicant for licensure, as a Physical Therapist by the Physical Therapy board of California. Must take and pass the examination within 6 months if not already licensed.
Completion of an entry level post baccalaureate curriculum of professional education in physical therapy, accredited by the APTA and approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California (baccalaureate level curriculum or post baccalaureate certificate program satisfactory if graduated prior to 1995 and have at least 3 years of experience).
Current Basic Cardiac Life Support Provider Course.
At least one year of experience required.
Ability to learn and utilize computerized patient care management system.
Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions. Must effectively read, write and verbally communicate in the English language.
The Physical Therapist II is directly responsible to the Lead Physical Therapist (when appropriate) and to the Manager of Rehabilitation Services or designee. A collaborative relationship with other staff therapists is maintained.
Responsible for supervising, and coordinating the work of Physical Therapist Assistants or Physical Therapy Aides at delegated patient care tasks.
Degree of supervision required: Minimal, individual proceeds on his/her own initiative, in compliance with policies, practices and procedures prescribed by professional physical therapy practice and approved by the hospital’s Operations Division.