Oct 13, 2020

Physical Therapist - Southland Care

  • Ensign Therapy
  • Norwalk, CT, USA

Job Description

Our flagship facility, Southland Care Center, in Norwalk, CA, is seeking a full time PT to join our wonderful in house therapy team. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills and be an excellent clinician who will treat patients and work closely with our highly qualified facility staff, residents and their families. Southland is a 120-bed rehab facility with a 75 bed ALF and has consistently been an award winning skilled nursing facility. We are so proud of our excellent therapy, nursing and facility teams and our beautiful gym and outdoor therapy spaces. In return for your professional passion and clinical expertise, we offer competitive compensation, great benefits, paid CEU's, generous paid time off as well as many career growth opportunities.   Southland receives support from Ensign Services who provides a wide range of clinical and operational assistance to over 200 independently owned healthcare operations located throughout the United States. Help us build something great and share in the Ensign experience with these in-house facility teams where our core values of  ownership, passion for learning, loving one another, and celebration are evident every day. Be sure to ask us about facility specific specialty programs like Heart PARC, Abilities Care, Music & Memory, Alter G, Big & Loud, and opportunities for you to continue learning and receive focused program training to enhance your therapy career.     Duties:  Screen and/or evaluate patients within 48 hours of physician referral Develop effective treatment plans and obtain approval for services from referring physician Treat patients according to the physician treatment plan Supervise Physical Therapy Assistants and Aides in direct patient care and patient related activities, following state practice acts and adherence to facility Supervision Policy and Procedure Matrix Communicate with supervisor and other health team members regarding patient progress, problems and plans Participate in Patient Care Conferences, Utilization Review meetings and Rehabilitation Conferences Participate in in‑service training program for other staff in the facility Document all regulatory and clinically required information in the electronic documentation system and maintain patient records according to company policy Record treatment changes daily per policy and procedure Instruct patient's families or nursing staff in maintenance programs Participate in discharge planning Coordinates necessary durable medical equipment for patients to facilitate safety and independence in mobility; i.e., braces, walkers, canes, elevated toilet seats and grab bars Report any problems with department equipment so that it is maintained in good working order Act as a clinical preceptor for affiliating Physical Therapy or Physical Therapy Assistant Schools Comply with the Physical Therapy Practice Act in the state and the facility’s policy and procedures   Experience/Qualifications: Licensed Physical Therapist   Desired Skills:  Exhibits a sincere desire to help patients and residents in their rehabilitation process Superior interpersonal communication skills Strong writing skills required for documentation of the care you provide Exhibits knowledge and understanding of therapy practice Possesses and conveys high degree of credibility and integrity Enjoys team cohesion, is a team player, has a positive attitude and a strong desire to make a constructive impact on organizational excellence Understands and accepts the unpredictable nature and needs of the therapy function in a busy rehab department    Southland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.