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Stanford Health Care PHYSICAL THERAPIST II in Redwood City, California

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Day - 10 Hour (United States of America)

This is a Stanford Health Care job.

A Brief Overview

The Physical Therapist II is an experienced therapist who is fully competent with all essential functional and job duties of a Physical Therapist I, but also has expertise and experience in evaluating and developing treatment plans for more complex patients and for a wide variety of ages and diagnoses, utilizing advanced skills and techniques to solve patient care needs in an accurate and efficient manner. The Physical Therapist II takes an active role in multi-disciplinary care team discussions, recommending the most appropriate treatment plan for the needs of the patient. The Therapist II serves as a clinical advisor to less experienced Therapists by consulting on complex clinical presentations, reviewing treatment plans and collaborating to develop and implement complex Physical Therapy care plans. Supervises patient care responsibilities of Physical Therapy interns, Physical Therapy Assistants and duties of Rehabilitation Aide. Functions as a Clinical Instructor in the Physical Therapy student program. Contributes to program development, performance improvement, development of departmental policies and procedures, and other specialized programs. Completes required classes and in-service programs, which support work as Physical Therapists, as needed.


Stanford Health Care

What you will do

  • Participates in clinical teaching, including the clinical instruction of physical therapy interns/students, residents, and other staff.

  • Prepares and presents an in-service (at least one annually).

  • Provides input regarding the educational needs of the staff and serves as a resource in meeting those needs.

  • With the support of the manager, 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 physical therapists.

  • Leads patient care conferences, communicating with and teaching other care providers.

  • Identifies departmental performance improvement issues and participates in performance improvement activities, e.g. chart reviews, revision of documentation forms, workflow studies, etc.

  • Contributes to the development of departmental policies and procedures.

  • Identifies needs for equipment repair or upgrade to maintain quality of care; makes recommendations for selection and purchase of specific equipment and supplies.

Education Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s, Masters’ or Doctorate degree required.

  • Graduation from an approved Physical Therapy curriculum.

Experience Qualifications

  • Two (2) years clinical experience as Physical Therapist.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and adherence to Code of Ethics and performance standards specific to the clinician's professional organization.

  • Knowledge of available equipment and vendors used in assigned area.

  • Knowledge of basic business aspects of position, such as utilization management, charging practices and regulatory practice compliance.

  • Knowledge of evaluation and treatment methodologies as applied to routine patient care.

  • Knowledge of legal issues affecting the clinical practice.

  • Knowledge of pathologies and injuries which result in physical impairments.

  • Knowledge of principles, methods, equipment and theory of the practice of clinical specialty.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, clearly, concisely and effectively with patients, families, co-workers, visitors, supervisors and other health professionals.

  • Ability to develop and document clearly and accurately treatment goals that are realistic, measurable, appropriate, functionally based and that include patient/family input.

  • Ability to develop, implement and adapt treatment programs.

  • Ability to evaluate patients and interpret clinical data and make clinical judgments in clinically complex situations.

  • Ability to develop, implement and adapt treatment programs to changing clinical status.

  • Ability to provide appropriate care and progress treatment based on professional standards of practice, and on the needs of the specific individual, including age and developmental considerations, cultural and psychosocial issues, precautions and medical condition.

  • Ability to utilize sound clinical reasoning to determine appropriate patient interventions; demonstrates good safety awareness, judgment and problem analysis and resolution.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with others.

  • Ability to clinically supervise, train and evaluate students/interns.

  • Ability to apply advanced clinical skills in treating difficult and complex cases.

Licenses and Certifications

  • BLS - Basic Life Support and

  • PHYTHR - Physical Therapist

These principles apply to ALL employees:

SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience

Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford’s patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.

You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family’s perspective:

  • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care

  • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health

  • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.

At Stanford Health Care, we seek to provide patients with the very best in diagnosis and treatment, with outstanding quality, compassion and coordination. With an unmatched track record of scientific discovery, technological innovation and translational medicine, Stanford Medicine physicians are pioneering leading edge therapies today that will change the way health care is delivered tomorrow.

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