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Physical Therapist

Company: Sanford Federal
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Sanford Federal, Inc. headquartered in Stafford, VA., is a premier, Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business that provides federal professional services, primarily engaged in providing advanced information technology, cyber security, management systems support, as well as business and infrastructure management services.

We are among the most innovative, respected, and ethical providers of technology solutions to the United States government. Our mission is to provide superior-quality, innovative, information technology solutions that help federal agencies best aid, serve, and protect the American people.

Job title: Physical Therapist.

Based at: San Francisco, CA.

Job summary: Sanford federal, Inc, is looking for a Physical Therapist for San Francisco CA Medical Center.

Requirements and qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited school of Physical Therapy.
License: A current Physical Therapy license to practice.
Technical Proficiency: at least one (1) year of clinical experience with the patient population represented in skilled nursing facility.
Continuing Medical Education: Must satisfy state licensure requirement for CEU credits.
Training:
Basic Life Support Certified
Complete VA TMS mandatory training
National Provider Identification (NPI): Must provide NPI.

Duties:
The Physical Therapist in the Community Living Center (CLC) functions as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team. The Physical Therapist independently evaluates patients, plans, executes and, if necessary, modifies a full range of treatment procedures designed to restore optimal function to patients. The Physical Therapist will provide physical therapy to CLC residents who often have multiple interacting complex chronic medical and psychosocial problems.
On occasion the key personnel may be asked to provide coverage in the inpatient acute hospital but will perform physical therapy services primarily in the CLC in accordance with Rehabilitation Service policies and procedures, APTA, Physical Therapy Board of California guidelines and VA regulations governing the practice of physical therapy. Patient populations will include veterans admitted under a variety of treatment specialties including short term rehab and long term care.
The candidate personnel is responsible for these clinical tasks:
Demonstrates ability to make autonomous clinical decisions in a Direct Access environment with consideration for local Scope of Practice guidelines. This includes the ability to independently evaluate and treat patients who are referred to PT via consult.
Reviews and screens patient's medical record for appropriateness of PT intervention, noting any potential risks or contraindications to treatment and to assist in guiding the evaluation process. Screens inpatients for readiness to begin PT.
Performs comprehensive evaluations and examinations of patients who have or may develop impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions related to conditions of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary and/or integumentary systems. Evaluations are conducted independently, and results are documented according to departmental and Medical Center standards.
Interprets findings, selects appropriate tests and measures, and integrates findings into the PT plan of care.
Establishes a diagnosis within the scope of physical therapy and identifies the appropriate rehabilitation intervention, including referral to another provider for further consultation.
Determines PT prognosis by incorporating examination finds with patient's preference in setting clinically appropriate treatment goals, optimize outcomes and maximize functional independence.
Addresses rehabilitation potential, learning needs and patient response to education. Identifies barriers to learning and strategies to overcome them.
Performs the full range of PT treatment procedures, modifying the treatment according to the patient's response to PT intervention.
Attends multidisciplinary rounds as rehabilitation representative.
Recognizes adverse reactions to treatment and initiates effective action immediately. Modifies treatment plan according to patient response to best meet established goals. Documents progression and/or modifications according to Departmental and Medical Center Standards.
Regularly discusses with physicians and other team members patient performance in PT, current status, and continuing goals. Works effectively with treatment team members and other health care providers in coordinating the patient's total care. Attends case conferences as requested.
Ensures appropriate patient referrals and discharge planning in concert with the multidisciplinary treatment team. Makes certain that patient has been assessed for appropriate DME (durable medical equipment) and that such equipment has been ordered and issued.
Follows all infection control and safety guidelines including COVID testing as specified by facility/CLC.
Provides clinical oversight of Physical Therapist Assistants.
Meets departmental productivity standards as outlined in GS12 - Performance Standards.
The candidate is responsible for these administrative tasks:
Assist with daily triage of PT consults.
Demonstrates time management skills by rearraigning priorities and assuming additional workload when required.
Completes all record keeping, including Minimum Data Set (MDS), workload data/encounters, patient coverage forms, and prosthetic requests in a timely manner.

Why Sanford Federal?

You can take pride in working for a company dedicated to serving our government by providing the best, most cost-effective solutions for the US Government. Our work helps the US Government secure our nation, support the efforts of our military and intelligence communities, and provide lifesaving medical services to our soldiers, vets, and their families.

Please submit your most up-to-date resume. Please be sure to highlight your relevant experience.

Sanford Federal is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.

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