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Clinical Specialist Resident Panorama City, CA


The clinical specialist resident position is a 12 month-52 week position beginning the 2nd to last Monday of each Dec & ending the following Dec. The position requires that the clinical specialist resident participate in 850 hours of clinical practice, where the resident is responsible to be the primary provider of physical therapy services. The clinical specialist resident is required to complete an additional 150 hours, 3 hours per week. For 50 weeks, of clinical mentored patient care to be completed by under the supervision of recognized content expert clinician. The content expert clinician is responsible for providing clinical mentoring & continual clinical evaluation of the resident's performance during each session. In order to successfully complete the program, the clinical specialist resident must also attain: a minimum cumulative score of 225 points on three clinical performance examinations, attend up to 288 hours of didactic classroom education based on the Description of Specialty Practice for a recognized practice area, attain a cumulative score of 70% on three written examination, successfully pass three live technique examinations, provide up to 40 hours of pro-bono physical therapy services at a designated free clinic, & participate in an approved research project. This position is part of a community based paid educational program combined w/ both clinical & classroom instruction. Schedule may vary according to Dept needs.

Essential Functions:
- Able to design physical therapy treatment programs in the specialty area that are medically prescribed in a manner that is competent & efficient including-evaluating of patients. Designs & provides in-service education programs & instruction to staff & students, reporting noncompliance, & adhering to applicable federal, state & local laws & regulations, accreditation & licenser requirements (if applicable), & Kaiser Permanente's policies & procedures.
- Representative Responsibilities: Ensure cleanliness of assigned area & proper functioning of patient care equipment by following Dept equipment maintenance policies & procedures.
- Demonstrates professional competence in assessing patient's condition at the onset & through all phases of the physical therapy program.
- Routinely obtain accurate & complete history through clinical observation & interaction w/ the patient.
- Routinely perform appropriate examinations, using specialized evaluation procedures.
- Consistently interpret evaluation findings correctly to determine nature & degree of dysfunction.
- Routinely take usual & special precautions relative to the age, medical history & condition of the patient & the type of treatment being given.
- Consistently establish measurable treatment goals & develop appropriate treatment plans to achieve those goals.
- Regularly reassess clinical signs & symptoms to determine effectiveness of treatment, progress toward goals, & the need for modification of treatment &/or goals.
- Routinely consult w/ the referring physician regarding treatment request which are contraindicated relative to the patient's physical condition or medical history.
- Delegate appropriately to support personnel.
- Documents clinical activities in a timely, accurate, & comprehensive manner following Dept policies & procedures.
- Develop & implement special classes or clinics for patient populations w/in area of expertise in conjunction w/ other members of the rehabilitation Dept & outside personnel as appropriate.
- Acts as a resource & mentor to students & Dept staff in areas of clinical expertise.


Basic Qualifications:
- N/A.
- Graduate of an approved school of Physical Therapy (BS, MS, DPT or PhD).
License, Certification, Registration
- Must be board-eligible to sit for Physical Therapy exam.
- CA Physical Therapy License or Physical Therapist Licensed Applicant required prior to the start of the Residency Program.
- If PTLA, must pass Physical Therapy exam within ninty (90) days of hire.
- If hired in City of LA, Fire Safety certification required.
- Approved BLS required.
- National Provider Identifier (NPI) required as of May 23, 2007.
- Notes:If PT exam is failed, employee will be put on suspended leave of absence until exam is passed. Employee will be required to receive written notification from the California State Board of Physical Therapy of passage of their Physical Therapist exam within 90 days after their start date or employee will be terminated.

Additional Requirements:
- Demonstrated skill in the performance of physical therapy skills relative to musculoskeletal and neurological assessment and treatment procedures including:
- Testing and treatment of spine and extremities using accessory and physiological joint motions.
- Clinical testing to determine muscle strength, reflexes, sensation, coordination, range of motion, and other sensory motor skills.
- Clinical analysis and treatment of postural, gait, and ADL disorders.
- Administration of modalities and other physical agents.
- Administrations of exercise programs/development of patient care programs.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturation process in the delivery of services to patients of the age group served.
- Is able to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age specific needs and to provide care in accordance with departmental policy.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
- N/A.

- Must be Enrolled in the Kaiser Orthopedic Residency Program.
- Two (2), 10-hour days, days subject to change based on department needs.

Primary Location: California,Panorama City,Panorama City Medical Offices 2 8250 Woodman Ave.

Scheduled Hours (1-40): 20

Shift: Day

Working Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Schedule: Part-time

Job Type: Standard

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Group: Non-Union, Non-Exempt

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Job: Rehab Services

Public Department Name: Physical Therapy

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

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