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Physical Therapist-PACE Program (Riverside)

Company: Neighborhood Healthcare
Location: Riverside
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

About Us

Community health is about more than just vaccines and checkups. It's about giving people the resources they need to live their best lives. At Neighborhood, this is our vision. A community where everyone is healthy and happy. We're with you every step of the way, with the care you need for each of life's chapters. At Neighborhood, we are Better Together.

As a private, non-profit 501(C) (3) community health organization, we serve over 400,000 medical, dental, and behavioral health visits from more than 90k people annually. We do this in pursuit of our mission to improve the health and happiness of the communities we serve by providing quality care to all, regardless of situation or circumstance.

We have been doing this since 1969 and it is our employees that make this mission a reality. Regardless of the role, our team focuses on being compassionate, having integrity, being professional, always collaborating, and consistently going above and beyond. If that sounds like an organization you want to be a part of, we would love to have you.


The Physical Therapist works to support the mission and vision of Neighborhood Healthcare (NHC) by providing participants rehabilitative physical therapy treatment. This role will provide clinical physical therapy evaluations and treatment plans for program participants, on an acute restorative or maintenance level. In addition, this role will integrate physical therapy treatment plans into the plan of care (POC) as directed by the provider orders.


  • Screens and evaluates participants for rehabilitation needs of acute, restorative, or maintenance levels according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Collaborates with nursing home and assisted living staff regarding the rehabilitation needs of participants
  • Documents participant POCs for all referral provided to participants to other NHC services, such as occupational therapy, speech therapy, and medical clinic
  • Communicates with staff regarding participants' needs in areas of positioning, mobility, and safety, as needed
  • Communicates with family members and caregivers to ensure that recommendations are feasible for participants and their caregivers can appropriately assist
  • Provides physical therapy treatments, including modality treatment, therapeutic exercise, and functional mobility training
  • Provides written instructions and illustrations of movements to participants and caregiver for at home use, as needed
  • Ensures that participants and caregivers understand the durable medical equipment (DME) loan program's terms and policies
  • Delegates therapy plans for specific participants to the physical therapy support team according to the complexity of the participants' needs and the nature of procedures according to the California Physical Therapy Practice Act or other applicable state specific regulations
  • Instructs participants and caregivers in the use and maintenance of DME and methods used to enhance the mobility, safety, and functional independence of participants
  • Makes home visits and educational sessions as needed and indicated in the POC; documents activities and participant/caregiver responses in participant's chart
  • Discusses POC with multi-disciplinary team to integrate services with overall POC for participants
  • Participates on the interdisciplinary team, peer review, and QM activities
  • Documents all procedures performed in participant's medical chart according to NHC policies and procedures
  • Provides guidance to staff and team members that is consistent with state laws and company policies
  • Orders, inventories, distributes, and maintains DME for participants
  • Orients and educates contract physical therapists on NHC systems and goals
  • Identifies defective DME and takes appropriate action to repair or replace items
  • Ensures that DME loans, returns, repairs, and purchases are documented in the appropriate records per department policies
  • Makes purchases appropriate for participants and rehab operations within established department budget and goals
  • Solicits ideas from staff for ongoing improvements and efficiencies of the rehab department
  • Provides specific training to non-rehab staff in relation to participant needs, such as CNAs and drivers
  • Participates within the interdisciplinary team in the formulation of POCs for participants, as well as in other interdisciplinary team settings that plan, coordinate, and monitor the care participants EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
    • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in a physical therapy related field
    • Completion of a physical therapy program accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Committee on Allied Health Education, and the AMA
    • Valid CA Physical Therapist license in good standing required
    • One year of physical therapy experience in a geriatric setting required; two years' experience preferred
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including superior composition, typing, and proofreading skills
      • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
      • Knowledgeable about and experience with the practice of occupational therapy and speech and language pathology in relation to geriatrics
      • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
      • Able to analyze data and statistics and draw reasonable conclusions and compile accurate reports.
      • Knowledge about profit and loss and managing budgets
      • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously
      • Excellent planning and organizational ability
      • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
      • Ability to work with highly confidential information in a professional and ethical manner Physical Requirements
        • Ability to lift/carry 50 lbs/weight
        • Ability to stand for long periods of time

          Pay range: $46.75 - $62.50 per hour, depending on experience.


Keywords: Neighborhood Healthcare, Riverside , Physical Therapist-PACE Program (Riverside), Healthcare , Riverside, California

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