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Physical Therapist - Optum - Torrance, CA

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Orlando
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Compassion. It's the starting point for health care providers like you and it's what drives us every day as we put our exceptional skills together with a real feeling of caring for others. This is a place where your impact goes beyond providing care one patient at a time. Because here, every day, you're also providing leadership and contributing in ways that can affect millions for years to come. Ready for a new path? Learn more, and start doing your life's best work.SM

Optum's Pacific West region is redefining health care with a focus on health equity, affordability, quality, and convenience. From California to Oregon and Washington, we are focused on helping more than 2.5 million patients live healthier lives and helping the health system work better for everyone. At Optum Pacific West, we care. We care for our team members, our patients, and our communities. Join our culture of caring and make a positive and lasting impact on health care for millions.

The Registered Physical Therapist provides a variety of medical services to help patients who have been injured or physically affected by illness to correct or reduce dysfunction.--- This position is responsible for evaluation, treatment planning and patient education by use of rehabilitation procedures and modalities, therapeutic exercise and home program instruction.--- Included are goal setting and treatment modification throughout the course of treatment as well as appropriate discharge planning. -

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assesses patient's status both visually and manually and observes patient response to treatment. -
  • Performs manual physical therapy procedures including, but not limited to, therapeutic exercise, joint and soft tissue mobilization. -
  • Transports and operates various physical therapy equipment within the treatment setting. -
  • Transfers and assists patients with various levels of disability up to and including the physically dependent patient. -
  • Able to perform CPR and respond to medical emergencies. -
  • Demonstrates competency in basic clinical skills to effectively manage an appropriate variety of patients. -
  • Documents and completes daily patient evaluations and progress notes in TouchWorks. -
  • Meets department standards of quality, which includes specification of treatment goals and modification of treatment plan to achieve stated goals and treatment planning. -
  • Maintains an on-time appointment schedule. -
  • Practices in compliance with the State of California Physical Therapy Practice act, the American Physical Therapy Association code of ethics, and HealthCare partners policies and procedures. -
  • Participates in professional growth, both within the department and through external continuing education courses. -
  • Presents staff in-service training and attends staff in-service training. -
  • Supervises and utilizes support staff and delegates duties to staff as appropriate. -
  • Assists in routine maintenance of the physical therapy department and office areas. -
  • Maintains an appropriate patient load as determined by department standards -
  • Alters patient schedules to meet department and/or patient needs. -
  • Maintains communication with referring providers (MD, DO, NP, etc.) regarding patient's status and physical therapy needs. -
  • Communicates with co-workers, managers and providers through attendance at department, staff and provider meetings. -
  • Uses, protects, and discloses HCP patients' protected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards. -
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned or requested. -

    You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
    Required Qualifications:

    • 1+ year of experience (PT I)
    • 3+ years of experience or completed Clinical residency program (PT II)
    • 5+ years of experience with Clinical Specialization (PT III)
    • Excellent fund of knowledge with respect to the practice of medicine -
    • Commitment to service excellence and patient satisfaction -
    • Skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other employees, patients and the general public
    • Ability to speak with patients and assess health needs in a compassionate manner
    • Able to quickly analyze, comprehend and create written/verbal clinical and business communication and documentation
    • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced clinical setting
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
    • Ability to relate to culturally diverse patients and community
    • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. -Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Masters of Science or greater in Physical Therapy
      • 2+ years of clinical experience in managed care setting (or comparable environment) -
      • Diverse background of continuing education and clinical experiences
      • Previous experience with teaching students or public speaking

        -To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

        Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

        -Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

        UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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