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Inpatient Physical Therapist I

UC San Diego – San Diego, CA

Responsible for Physical Therapy patient service delivery including evaluation and treatment of routine patients. Completes required documentation and communicates patient information across the continuum of care. Participates in training and program development, represents the department to the medical and general community. Demonstrates competence in the UCSD Health core values.

This is for a Physical Therapist position. Provides Physical Therapy services to patients in the acute care setting.

Some of the duties include: Evaluate patients, design treatment plans appropriate to patient deficits. Select appropriate interventions. Assess treatment results and modify treatment as indicated per patient performance with treatment plan. Involve patient and family during intervention to include patient feedback, participation and education.

Demonstrate ability to establish treatment priorities and deal with the most important areas first. Complete all interdisciplinary documentation and communicate with physicians and care team regarding patient progress. Ensure documentation reflects actual patient performance, progression or regression and are documented within established time frames using specific and accurate terminology to support financial reimbursement.

  • Graduation from an accredited school of Physical Therapy approved by the American Medical Association and the American Physical Therapy Association, eligibility for registration by the National Registry of the American Physical Therapy Association.

  • Physical Therapist (PT) license issued by the state of California.

  • BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.

  • Demonstrated experience in a Hospital setting.


Up to four (4) years as a licensed PT in a hospital setting.

  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • May flex and float between sites as needed.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

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