Irvine, CA

PT, Physical Therapist – Per Diem

Job Title: Physical Therapist (PT) -Per Diem

Location: Irvine, CA

Seeking a per-diem Physical Therapist to become a valuable member of our team!!

(Serving the South and Central Orange County regions)

Join a company that values your dedication and commitment to delivering exceptional care. If you're looking for a rewarding career with straightforward and realistic 'care' expectations, we invite you to explore our opportunities.

We are currently hiring a Physical Therapist who will evaluate and provide treatment to residents under physician orders. You will use a variety of therapeutic procedures to restore muscle strength, coordination, body alignment, relieve pain, and improve movement and function. As a member of the interdisciplinary team, you will also play a vital role in providing support and information within the area of Physical Therapy.


1. Assess the impact of available resident information on the treatment process.

2. Conduct and document a comprehensive functional assessment of the resident, including home/vocational and equipment needs.

3. Develop and implement an individualized treatment plan with achievable functional goals.

4. Adhere to evaluation, treatment, and documentation guidelines, maintaining accurate and timely department records.

5. Instruct Assistants in treatment procedures and supervise their work with residents.

6. Record progress notes in the resident's file after each treatment session.

7. Modify treatment plans as necessary throughout the treatment process.

8. Create a concise discharge summary documenting the course of treatment.

9. Orient residents to program services and educate them on potential risks during procedures.

10. Collaborate with nursing staff, residents, and families to maximize functional abilities.

11. Instruct residents and caregivers on exercise programs and therapeutic procedures for continued treatment at home.

12. Assist in the referral process for additional services and stay updated on community resources.

13. Participate in rehabilitation team conferences and other department/facility meetings.

14. Seek continuing education opportunities to maintain clinical competency.

15. Contribute to the quality improvement process.

16. Promote the programs and services of Heritage Healthcare through interactions with the community.

17. Adhere to regulatory and professional standards and guidelines.

18. Provide feedback to the Rehab Manager on the clinical performance of assistants, as needed.

19. Comply with facility policies, participate in quality improvement and safety programs.

20. Fulfill other duties assigned for the provision of quality care to residents.

21. Understand and efficiently allocate therapy resources according to resident goals and discharge destination.

22. Demonstrate knowledge of OBRA regulations, HIPAA, Local Coverage Determination, and reimbursement guidelines.

23. Uphold the company's commitment to Compassionate Care and project a professional image.

24. Perform duties independently and identify situations requiring direct supervision.

25. Maintain expected productivity levels discussed with your supervisor.

This job description does not cover all the duties you may be asked to perform by supervisors or managers. Your evaluation will be based on your performance of the tasks listed in this job description.


1. Hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Physical Therapy.

2. Possess a current license in the state of practice.

3. Prefer supervision, training, or experience in a setting serving a similar resident population.

4. Certification, if applicable, and demonstrated competency in specialized areas of practice.

5. Exhibit excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

6. Demonstrate competency in applying physical therapy principles, methods, materials, and equipment.

7. Ability to assess resident needs and develop comprehensive care plans.

8. Familiarity with accreditation standards and compliance requirements.

9. Ability to perform various physical activities safely, sometimes for prolonged periods.

  • Standing: Maintain an upright position on the feet, especially for prolonged periods of time.
  • Pushing: Apply pressure and exert force against an object to move it forward or away – up to 35 lbs.
  • Lifting: Raise objects to higher positions or move them laterally.
  • Stooping: Bend forward and down from the waist, hips, and knees, sometimes for a prolonged length.
  • Reaching: Extend hands and arms away from the body in any direction.
  • Balancing: Maintain body equilibrium to prevent falls on narrow, slippery, or moving surfaces.
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