Clinical Specialist Work Study/Staff Resident in Harbor City

Full-time @Kaiser Permanente in Healthcare
  • Harbor City, California View on Map
  • Apply Before : December 8, 2022

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Position : Clinical Specialist Work Study/Staff Resident

Location :  Harbor City, California

Job Type : Full-time

Job details:

Description: The clinical specialist resident position is a 12 month-52 week position beginning the 2nd to last Monday of each December and ending the following December. 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 hrs/wk 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 and continual clinical evaluation of the residents 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, and participate in an approved research project. Twenty of the forty hour work week will be worked in the Kaiser Permanente PT residency program. The additional 20 hours will be worked in the main PT department or satellite MOBs. The resident work study may include the treatment of all types of patients including but not limited to- neurology, pediatrics, womens health, lymphedema, vestibular conditions and the treatment of patients in the in-patient arena. The workday may include weekends and holidays.

Essential Responsibilities:

Able to design physical therapy treatment programs in the specialty area that are medically prescribed in a manner that is competent and efficient including-evaluating of patients.
Designs and provides in-service education programs and instruction to staff and students.
Reporting non-compliance, and adhering to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licenser requirements (if applicable), and Kaiser Permanentes policies and procedures.
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.
This position is part of a community based paid educational program combined with both clinical and classroom instruction.
Schedule may vary according to department needs.
Representative Responsibilities:
Insure cleanliness of assigned area and proper functioning of patient care equipment by following department equipment maintenance policies and procedures.
Demonstrates professional competence in assessing patients condition at the onset and through all phases of the physical therapy program.
Routinely obtain accurate and complete history through clinical observation and interaction with the patient.
Routinely perform appropriate examinations, using specialized evaluation procedures.
Consistently interpret evaluation findings correctly to determine nature and degree of dysfunction.
Routinely take usual and special precautions relative to the age, medical history and condition of the patient and the type of treatment being given.  
Consistently establish measurable treatment goals and develop appropriate treatment plans to achieve those goals.
Regularly reassess clinical signs and symptoms to determine effectiveness of treatment, progress toward goals, and the need for modification of treatment and/or goals.
Routinely consult with the referring physician regarding treatment request which are contraindicated relative to the patients physical condition or medical history.
Delegate appropriately to support personnel.
Demonstrate 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.
Assess data reflective of the patients status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his or her age specific needs and to provide care in accordance with departmental policy.
Documents clinical activities in a timely, accurate, and comprehensive manner following department policies and procedures.
Establish and maintain courteous, cooperative relations with the public, patients, families, staff, physicians, and other personnel.
Develop and implement special classes or clinics for patient populations within area of expertise in conjunction with other members of the rehabilitation department and outside personnel as appropriate.
Acts as a resource and mentor to students and department staff in areas of clinical expertise.

Basic Qualifications:






Graduate of an approved school of Physical Therapy (BS, MS, DPT or PhD).


License, Certification, Registration

Physical Therapist License – Applicant (California) required at hire OR Physical Therapist License (California) required at hire

Basic Life Support required at hire from American Heart Association

National Provider Identifier required at hire


Additional Requirements:

Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
Must be board eligible to sit for Physical Therapy exam.
If PTLA, must pass Physical Therapy exam within ninty (90) days of hire.
If hired in City of LA, Fire Safety certification required.


Preferred Qualifications:



Regular schedule Mon – Fri. If working 10 hour shift, regular schedule Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri


Other Details

Primary Location: California,Harbor City,Coastline Medical Offices

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40

Shift: Day

Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Working Hours Start: 08:30 AM

Working Hours End: 05:00 PM

Job Schedule: Full-time

Job Type: Standard

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-SCAL-02|NUE|Non Union Employee

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Department: South Bay Med Center – Physical Therapy-Regular Clin – 0806

Travel: No

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.


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