Physical Therapist 8/12/2016
University of California - Los Angeles Medical Centers
Los Angeles, CA
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PHYS THER 2 NEX
1000 Veteran Ave., Rehabilitation Building
Layoff Referral Deadline:
Use your physical therapy skills to provide evaluation, treatment, and consultation to young children and their families while working within a supportive and innovative play-based program. Services are provided in a classroom environment, individually and in enrichment programs.
To qualify, you should possess these credentials:
* Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy Program.
* California State PT License.
* At least 2 years experience working with pediatric patients ages birth-5 years.
The skill set of an ideal candidate would also include:
* The ability to work within a transdisciplinary team in a classroom setting.
* The ability to communicate therapeutic goals and educational plans clearly and appropriately (both orally and in writing) to families/caretakers, classroom staff, and professionals of outside agencies.
* Thorough knowledge of normal child development.
* Experience with therapeutic equipment and bracing.
* Flexibility, creativity, passion for small children and an appreciation of the importance of an whole child approach (multi-dimensional) with emphasis on strengths.
* The ability to lift and handle children up to 50 lbs.
* Interest in leading a parent-and me-pool play program.
Limited position with the possibility of becoming career in the future.
1. Minimum of a Bachelor s Degree from an accredited Physical Therapy Program (Master s Degree preferred).
2. Must hold a California State PT License.
3. Minimum 2 years experience with pediatric patients (birth - 5).
4. Knowledge and expertise with therapeutic equipment and bracing.
5. Knowledge of typical child development & implications involved when dealing with children with special needs.
6. Skill in communicating therapeutic goals and objectives to families, the transdisciplinary team, and other professionals.
7. Ability to work within a transdisciplinary team in a classroom setting as well as individually.
9. Posses a demonstrated skill in supervision and ability to communicate clearly (written and orally).
10. Ability to lift/handle/carry children up to 50 lbs.
11. Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding clients or family members status in accordance with HIPPA regulations.
1. Master's degree with advanced training in pediatric area preferred.
2. Experience working in a classroom setting.
3. Experience working within a transdisciplinary team.