Prime Healthcare

Physical Therapist - Paradise Valley Hospital

Facility Paradise Valley Hospital
US-CA-National City
Clinical Professional
Position Type
Per Diem


Prime Healthcare, with 45 hospitals in 14 states, is one of the nation's premier hospital systems recognized for quality and patient safety. Prime Healthcare hospitals received more than 300 quality awards from Healthgrades, and Prime has more Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients for six consecutive years than any other health system in the country. Our hospitals have also been recognized among the nation’s best by Fortune/IBM Watson Health, and rank among the top health systems in social responsibility and cost efficiency.

At Paradise Valley Hospital a 291 acute clinic, we are proud of our heritage as the oldest hospital in San Diego’s South Bay, serving the healthcare needs of community for more than 100 years. We are the largest employer in San Diego's National City and our beautiful 30-acre campus is bustling with activity, including exciting new growth and expansion, like our recent high tech upgrades and brand-new San Diego Spine & Joint Center. Our hospital is only a few miles from the ocean and downtown San Diego.

Join our family of caring professionals who bring dedication and commitment to our mission, The Skill to Heal, The Spirit to Care. We combine our compassion and education along with state-of-the-art, life-saving technology to best serve the healthcare needs of our community.


Provides medically prescribed consultative and therapeutic services in order to restore function and prevent disability in patients with musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary and/or integumentary disorders.  The Physical Therapist I performs responsibilities in accordance with Physical Therapy/Hospital Policy, state and federal regulatory licensing and accrediting requirements.

  • Utilizes the professional practice process in patent care.
  • Is responsible for direct data collection and data assessment of the patent’s condition and stability which may include musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary and/or integumentary systems.
  • Is responsible for the comprehensive initial assessment and ongoing reassessment of the patient’s condition and stability and determination of Physical Therapy diagnosis.
  • Maintains all necessary documentation and records in a legible, accurate and complete manner.
  • Collaborates with other professional disciplines to plan, implement, evaluate and revise the plan of care and discharge plan for each patient as evidenced in the patient’s medical record.
  • The plan of care is discussed with and developed as a result of coordination with the patient/family/significant other when appropriate.
  • Is responsible for the evaluation of the patient’s response to treatment and the effectiveness of the plan of care.
  • Sets patient care priorities appropriately.
  • Assigns patient care activities within job description, scope of practice and level of competency.
  • Notifies Charge Nurse immediately of significant problems or unusual incidents (e.g., physician/patient occurrence, or crisis requiring administrative intervention), and when appropriate takes action to intervene.
  • Provides learning opportunities to meet the educational needs of patients/family/significant others.
  • Supervises indirect education provided by assigned personnel.
  • Supervises assigned licensed, unlicensed assistive and ancillary personnel in patient care and departmental activities.
  • Attends and maintains mandatory training in safe patient handling, trained in safe lifting techniques, includes but not limited to 1)
  • Appropriate use of lifting devices and equipment, 2) Five areas of body exposure: vertical, lateral, bariatric repositioning and ambulation, 3) Use of lifting devices to handle patients safely.
  • All other duties as assigned or required.


Education and Work Experience

1. Bachelor/ Masters/ Doctorate/Certificate degree in Physical Therapy

2. Current state Physical Therapy license

3. Current BCLS (AHA) certificate upon hire and maintain current.


We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources. EEO is the Law:


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