Clinical Specialist - Physical Therapy

Dignity Health, Camarillo California

OverviewAbout St. John's Pleasant Valley HospitalSt. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital, located in Camarillo, California, is a recipient of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence and rated an America's 100 Best Hospitals for stroke and pulmonary care by Healthgrades. St. John's Pleasant Valley is a member of Dignity Health Central Coast, an integrated network of top quality hospitals, with physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services - all recognized for quality, safety and service. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region include, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria and St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. Learn more at http://dignityhealth.org/pleasantDignity Health Central CoastDignity Health Central Coast is comprised of five hospitals, all recognized for their quality of care, safety and service, primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically advanced imaging centers, outpatient services and comprehensive home health services. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo and St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to provide additional funding to support new programs and services, as well as to advance the community's access to health care. For more information, visit: www.dignityhealth.org/centralcoastResponsibilitiesIn keeping with Dignity Health core values, the Clinical Specialist - PT is responsible for providing specialty physical therapy assessments and treatments to patients as evidenced by a high degree of expertise in a given area or areas. Provides training and/or supervision to staff physical therapists, may supervise or be responsible for a particular program such as inservice coordinator, outpatient cardiac rehab program, NICU follow-up program and/or day to day operations of a particular area of the department. May have specialty certification in Physical Therapy field such as NDT, orthopedics, wound care Etc.This position is represented by SEIU, Local UHW and is covered by the terms and conditions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement.QualificationsMinimum Requirements:* Minimum of five (5) years clinical experience; evidence of extensive training in a given specialty area, specialty areas may include but are not limited to: Neuro rehabilitation, orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiac rehabilitation, hand rehabilitation, pain management and working hardening* Current California license in Physical Therapy* Current CPR certificationPreferred Skills & Knowledge:* Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work tactfully and effectively with fellow staff members, physicians, hospital departments and the general public.* Demonstrates knowledge of teaching and leadership skills including a proficiency for conceptual thinking, motivating, teaching principles and problem solving.* Demonstrates advanced working knowledge of the principles, standard practices, procedures and equipment utilized in the department.* Ability and willingness to actively participate in departmental and hospital programs.* Demonstrates self-motivation and ability to achieve results through good organizational skills and prioritization of work.* Knowledge and understanding of pertinent standards and regulations including DHS and The Joint Commission.* Ability to gather, comprehend and interpret data for Quality Improvement activities.* Ability to work independently and be a functional team member in a team oriented environment.* Ability to mentor/coach student interns or oversee their clinical experience.* Ability to be flexible with caseload within any given day, as needed for the benefit of the department.* Promotes P.T. services in the community as appropriate.

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