Physical Therapist II

City of Hope
Irvine, California
Closing date
May 31, 2022

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Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
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About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope's translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope's specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation's "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

Provides quality patient care and family training through evaluation, treatment planning, and the application and assignment of physical therapy modalities and procedures in accordance with the regulations governing the practice of Physical Therapy and in accordance with the philosophy and policies of the City of Hope National Medical Center. Serves as a rehabilitation consultant for complex patients facilitating innovative and efficient treatment intervention.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Screens patients to determine need for intervention and initiates referrals as appropriate.
  • Evaluates patients using appropriate age specific tools. Interprets data in order to plan treatment
  • Establishes goals and treatment plans based on evaluation data, rehabilitation potential, discharge plans, and in coordination with goals and plans of patient, family and other care team members.
  • Demonstrates skill and creativity in implementing patient treatment programs which are safe, effective, and efficient.
  • Modifies treatment program according to patient needs and progress, terminates treatment appropriately, and develops appropriate discharge and post discharge plans.
  • Completes evaluations, progress notes, discharge summaries, and third party reimbursement reports per established departmental requirements.
  • Performs reassessments per established departmental protocols as necessary.
  • Collaborates with physician and other healthcare professionals to ensure ongoing integrated patient care.
  • Establishes and maintains therapeutic relationships with patient and caregivers.
  • Attends team and family conferences; interprets pertinent findings and contributes to the development of a multidisciplinary plan of care.
  • Communicates effectively with all levels of staff. Fosters the development of teamwork within the department while meeting the needs of departments being served.
  • Assigns treatments to physical therapy aides and physical therapist assistants. Assesses quality of care provided.
  • Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to maintain certification/licensure, and/or keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
  • Assists in providing direction, leadership, motivational techniques and establishes communication within assigned sections.
  • Establishes and implements clinical education programs and assures the education needs of staff and students are met.
  • Assists in the development, implementation and assessment of new programs, clinical research and special community projects and make recommendations for change.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

Minimum Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Experience may substitute for minimum education requirements.

Minimum Experience:
  • Three to five years recent experience (within 5 years) in an accredited acute care facility.

Required Courses/Training:
  • Accredited program in physical therapy; proof of 60 continuing education hours.

Req. Certification/Licensure:
  • Currently licensed in the State of California.
  • Current California driver's license.

Preferred Experience:
  • Experience in practicing managed care and payer regulations.

Additional Information:
  • Full Time.
  • As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. #LI-LK


City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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