Physical Therapy Resident

City of Hope
Duarte, California
Closing date
May 29, 2022

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Life Sciences
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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

The Physical Therapy Residency is a 1-year program for an individual who is responsible for assisting the director and manager in the operational aspects of a department or unit. The Physical Therapy Resident 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. This individual actively assists in performance improvement initiatives, either through direct involvement or membership in PI team efforts. It is expected that the individual who holds this position is able to actively participate with peers, subordinates, and supervisors in constructive problem solving, as well as to facilitate frequent team building interactions with staff.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Evaluates patients using appropriate age specific tools. Interprets data in order to plantreatment.
  • 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 careteam members.
  • Demonstrates skill and creativity in implementing patient treatment programs which aresafe, effective, and efficient while maintaining therapeutic relationships with patient andcaregivers.
  • Modifies treatment program according to patient needs and progress, terminatestreatment appropriately, and develops appropriate discharge and post discharge plans.
  • Interacts effectively both inter and intra departmentally on a regular basis for planningand coordination including assigning treatments to physical therapy aides and physicaltherapist assistants.
  • Demonstrates assimilation of core organizational values within own performance.
  • Participates in weekly mentor sessions including the completion of mentor sessionpreparation materials and following assignments.
  • Actively and appropriately participates in meetings, educational in-services, tumor boards,and physician clinics as required. Leads monthly case reports/journal clubs for thedepartment.
  • Completes over 300 hours of didactic learning through the residency curriculum to ensurethe highest level of self-competence and adherence to professional practice standards.
  • Completes a quality improvement project or clinical research to be submitted forpublication in a peer reviewed journal or for presentation at a profession conference.
  • Complete case report for submission in application to sit for the Oncologic CertifiedSpecialty Examination.
  • Participate in formative and summative assessments with residency mentors and faculty.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

Minimum Education:
  • Residents must have a Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the start of theresidency program.

Minimum Experience:
  • Entry level position, no experience required. Prefer acute care internshipexperience.

Req. Certification/Licensure:
  • Current Physical Therapist License or Physical Therapist License Applicant in the State of California.
  • BLS Certification through the American Heart Association

Additional Information:
  • 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.


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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