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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: November 27, 2019
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Physical Therapy Treatments (Tang Center and Intercollegiate Athletics (IA))
Gathers and analyzes relevant patient and clinical information to determine the appropriate need for physical therapy and administers standard diagnostic and prognostic examination of muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability.
Plans treatment objectives and programs according to results of evaluation. Provides for the implementation of proper treatment program and periodic reevaluation of program. Communicates treatment plan to patient and appropriate caregivers.
Performs range of physical therapy treatments, from routine to complex.
Applies professional physical therapy concepts to direct and aid patients in exercises and functional training using various devices and equipment.
Documents assessment, treatment and plan of care in a timely manner.
Provides appropriate feedback to the referring clinician concerning assessment, treatment and any potential complications.
Delegates to aide with appropriate level of supervision.
Promotes advancement of departmental and patient care standards by participating in staff meetings, seeking out or providing educational opportunities or collaborating on special projects.
Demonstrates professional behavior by maintaining positive relations with co-workers and patients, being flexible in work assignments and schedule changes and acting as a resource to UHS and IA staff.
Serves as preceptor for student interns.
Staff Development - includes work on committees and assignments that enable the staff member to stretch and grow, along with formal and informal coaching and mentoring and regular training, including conference attendance
Thorough knowledge necessary to perform wide range of treatments associated with disabilities, injuries and disease in an outpatient orthopedic setting.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills needed to interact effectively with patients, staff members and other members of the community.
Advanced manual therapy skills.
Ability to perform treatments through soft tissue mobilization, manual techniques, and other forms of various modalities, as appropriate.
Ability to work independently and to prioritize assignments.
Knowledge of electronic/medical records systems.
Must be computer literate.
For positions associated with Sports Medicine, must maintain current knowledge of applicable rules and standards of the Pacific-12 Conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), as well as other associations and agencies to which the Berkeley campus of the University of California adheres, and, at all times avoid any and all violations of these rules and standards.
Knowledge of HIPPA Privacy Rules and California state laws regulating privacy and confidentiality of health information.
Degree in Physical Therapy.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Employment is contingent on successful completion of: Background Check, Acceptable Medical Evaluation that includes infectious disease surveillance and proof of current required vaccinations or immunity levels, and successful credentials verification (if applicable).
Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.