Per Diem- Physical Therapist- RUHS

$52.66 hourly
  • Riverside County
  • Moreno Valley, CA, USA
  • Jun 17, 2020
Full time Health Care Other

Job Description

Job Title:
Per Diem - Physical Therapist - RUHS
Job ID:
Moreno Valley
Per Diem
Salary Min:
This is a per-diem position that will include rotating shifts with the medical center in Moreno Valley and the Robert Presley Detention Facility in Riverside.  Rotating weekend and holidays required as needed.

Incumbents in this class must be licensed as a Physical Therapist as determined by the Physical Therapy Board of California.  One year of experience as a licensed PT is preferred.

Per Diem personnel are distinguished from regular employees in that they receive additional compensation in lieu of County fringe benefits and work assignments may be on a flexible work hour schedule.
Assess the functional status of the patient through the use of objective evaluative techniques (e.g., manual muscle testing, ROM, sensory testing, gait analysis, bed mobility and transfer assessment, and balance and coordination).

Establish short and long-term treatment goals in conjunction with the patient and the physician.

Administer active, passive, and resistive therapeutic exercises, muscle re-education, and postural exercises; provide gait and other muscle training exercises in order to improve coordination and mobility; provide hydrotherapy treatments, including wound assessment, wound care, dressings, and debridement; perform massage, soft tissue mobilization, and joint mobilization.

Apply modality treatments of cryotherapy, ultrasound, traction, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, ultraviolet, and interferential.

Educate patients regarding independent exercise programs and safety with functional activities; assessment, instruction and application of orthotics and prosthetics, and educate patient in their proper use and care.

Educate patients in proper technique for bed mobility, transfer, ambulation, sitting, and standing balance; recommend use of appropriate assistive devices for ambulation.

Observe patient response, progress in treatment, and reassessment of goals.

Complete appropriate daily documentation in the medical record regarding patient's response to treatment and progress; complete any documentation for treatment authorizations; participate in interdisciplinary conferences; assist in maintaining the environment of care.

Provide in-service education to staff on posture, body mechanics, lifting, positioning techniques, various therapy related topics, and other topics as required; participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning; maintain age specific competency.
Education: Successful completion of an accredited Physical Therapy program, the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) and the California Law Examination (CLE).

Experience: None Required.

Knowledge of: The principles and methods of assessment of function and treatment planning in physical therapy and the roles of the Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant as they relate to improving the functional independence of the patient; neuromuscular function and dysfunction, kinesiology, human development, and of the modalities; the objectives of physical therapy treatment; the operation of therapeutic equipment including ultraviolet, ultrasound, traction, hydrotherapy, negative- pressure wound therapy, electrical stimulation, soft tissue and joint mobilization techniques, safety techniques for functional activities, and indications and contraindications for various treatment modalities; related therapeutic disciplines, occupational therapy and speech pathology, and their objectives.

Ability to: Communicate and educate patients, family, and staff regarding physical therapy treatments; complete medical record documentation and statistics; assess and understand the impact of complex social situations on functional independence.
License: Possession of a current, valid license as a Physical Therapist through the Physical Therapy Board of California. (Persons eligible for licensure may be employed pending successful performance on the licensing examination.)

Basic Life Support certificate.
This recruitment is open to all applicants.

Applicants who are current County of Riverside employees and/or current employees of the Department/Agency may be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of applications received.

Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the County.
This position will remain open until filled.

The preliminary closing date for this posting is 07/15/2020; however, postings may close at any time.
Applications received prior to the closing date will be considered based on the information submitted.  Changes or alterations cannot be accepted.  No late applications will be permitted.

Applications must be submitted through Job Gateway at

Include relevant work experience details on resume and/or application.

Applicants who fail to provide information demonstrating they possess the position requirements may not be considered further in the application process. A description of job duties directly copied from the job classification or job posting will not be considered.

Upload a copy of any license(s), degrees, and/or related employment documents to your Job Gateway account.

Based on the number of applications received, this posting may close without notice.
For specific questions regarding this position, contact Angela Levinson at 951-486-5552 or

Benefits and detailed job description information is available for all Riverside County classifications on the job descriptions page at

Information regarding employment requirements, including pre-employment drug/alcohol test, background check, physical exam, initial probationary period is available at  Procedures for reasonable accommodation, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), may be found at

~ Applications must be submitted through the Riverside County Job Gateway System.
~ Current County Employees must use their Employee Self-Service Account to apply.
~ All other applicants must apply using
The County of Riverside is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the County of Riverside to provide employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non job-related factor.
Jason Bailey


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