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Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Medicine of USC is one of only two university-based medical systems in the Los Angeles area. Its internationally renowned physicians and scientists provide world-class patient care at Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Cancer Hospital, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital and more than 80 outpatient clinics in Los Angeles, Orange, Kern, Tulare and Ventura counties.

Keck Medical Center was ranked No. 16 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 Best Hospital Honor Roll and among the top 3 hospitals in Los Angeles and top 5 in California. The hospital also ranked in the top 4 in urology (tie); top 10 in geriatrics; top 15 in ophthalmology, cardiology & heart surgery, gastroenterology & GI surgery and nephrology; top 20 in neurology & neurosurgery; top 25 in cancer; and top 35 in pulmonology & lung surgery.

Physical Therapist I - Physical Therapy - Per Diem 10 Hour Days

Verdugo Hills Hospital - Physical Therapy Hospital Glendale, California

Administers and directs the administration of physical agents and procedures utilized in PMR at a specialized skill level as prescribed by a referring physician in order to improve the functional status of the patient


Minimum Education: •Graduation from a Physical Therapy curriculum with B.S., M.S., DPT, or certificate in Physical Therapy from a school approved by the council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association and the American Physical Therapy Association. Minimum Experience/Knowledge: Ability: •Effective oral and written communication skills to work with patients, families, physicians and other personnel. •Performs effective evaluation and treatment techniques; develops treatment plans to meet therapy and patient goals. Knowledge: •Must understand and utilize the theories behind physical medicine at an advanced level of skill. •Must understand theory, precautions and contraindications for all physical medicine agents and procedures for their effects on the child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient. Be able to provide guidance for Outpatient staff. •Must have advanced knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and psychosocial issues in order to assess the effects of treatment on body function and structures for the child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient. •Must understand concepts of isolation, sterile technique and the applications within physical medicine •Must understand the required policies and procedures for PMR and the hospital in general. Required License/Certification: •Current license to practice Physical Therapy in California issued by the Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Medical Quality Assurance or the Physical Therapy Examining Committee, or license applicant •Membership in the American Physical Therapy Association is desired. •Current certification in BLS for Healthcare Provider by the American Heart Association As part of Keck Medicine of USC, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital is the only community hospital in the Foothills area of Los Angeles backed by an academic medical center. With its 40-year legacy of personalized care from expert physicians, experience nurses and a dedicated staff the community has come to know and trust, USC–VHH brings patients the latest medical advancements and 24/7 emergency services. Join this world-class team providing highly-specialized care, up-to-the-minute research and innovative clinical trials.


REQ20086657 Posted Date: 03/10/2020

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