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Physical Therapist (Job Number:555850)


Physical Therapist(Job Number:555850)

  Working for an organization with the size and resources of Kaiser Permanente Northern California means having the potential to positively affect the health and well-being of entire communities. From our financial, business, and IT experts, to our RNs, allied health professionals, and physicians, we work together to provide the best care experience to our members and the communities we serve. As one of the most diverse regions in the country, Northern California offers everything from the majestic Sierra Mountains, to breathtaking Yosemite, to world-renowned Napa Valley. Here, you’ll discover the cultural and recreational diversity that makes Northern California one of the most desirable places in the world to live and work. As Northern California’s largest health plan, Kaiser Permanente provides you with the resources and opportunity to build a rewarding career in an environment that supports your success. Join us.  


Responsible for the physical therapy management of patients under the direction and supervision of the Rehabilitation Services Director.

Essential Functions:

• Evaluates patients and interprets evaluation findings to determine the nature and extent of dysfunction. Establishes treatment goals and plans treatment to achieve established goals.
• Initiates discharge planning from physical therapy. Implements the treatment program through direct treatment of the patient, may delegate a portion of the treatment plan to appropriate supportive personnel, and coordination of the treatment plan with other health care personnel as appropriate. Provides advice and education to patient and family. Regularly assesses clinical signs and symptoms to determine effectiveness of treatment, progress of patient towards goals, and the need for modifying goals and treatment.
• Discharges patient from physical therapy when the patient has received maximum benefit from physical therapy. Provides accurate, timely documentation of physical therapy patient management. Demonstrates progress toward meeting the criteria for professional practice.
• Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.

 Basic Qualifications:
• N/A
• Graduate of an accredited physical therapy curriculum with a bachelor’s or master’s or doctoral degree with certification in physical therapy or foreign-trained equivalent.
License, Certification, Registration
• Licensure to practice physical therapy by the State of California.
• BLS required.
• Must have a Nat’l Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date.

Additional Requirements:
• Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
Preferred Qualifications:
• N/A


Additional Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with vestibular and/or lymphedema preferred.

Bilingual preferred.

Primary Location: California-San Jose-San Jose Medical Offices – Two North 270 Internati 

  Scheduled Hours (1-40): 40 Shift: Day Working Days: 4 x10 schedule (off day TBD) Working Hours Start: 8:30 AM Working Hours End: 7:00 PM 

Schedule: Full-time 

Job Type: Standard 

Employee Status: Regular Employee Group (Union Affiliation): Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt 

Job Level: Individual Contributor 

Job: Physical / Occupational Therapy Public Department Name: Physical Therapy 

Travel: No Job Eligible for Benefits: Yes 


 External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

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