Physical Therapist I

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7121722 (Ref:10018813)

Posted: January 20, 2023

Salary / Pay Rate: $37.00 - $57.35 / hour

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

Provides quality patient care and family training through evaluation, treatment planning, and the application and assignment of physical therapy modalities and procedures in accordance with the regulations governing the practice of Physical Therapy and in accordance with the philosophy and policies of the City of Hope National Medical Center.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Screens patients to determine need for intervention and initiates referrals as appropriate.
  • Evaluates patients using appropriate age specific tools. Interprets data in order to plan treatment.
  • Establishes goals and treatment plans based on evaluation data, rehabilitation potential, discharge plans, and in coordination with goals and plans of patient, family and other care team members.
  • Demonstrates skill and creativity in implementing patient treatment programs which are safe, effective, and efficient.
  • Modifies treatment program according to patient needs and progress, terminates treatment appropriately, and develops appropriate discharge and post discharge plans.
  • Completes evaluations, progress notes, discharge summaries, and third party reimbursement reports per established departmental requirements.
  • Performs reassessments per established departmental protocols as necessary.
  • Collaborates with physician and other healthcare professionals to ensure ongoing integrated patient care.
  • Establishes and maintains therapeutic relationships with patient and caregivers.
  • Attends team and family conferences; interprets pertinent findings and contributes to the development of a multidisciplinary plan of care.
  • Communicates effectively with all levels of staff. Fosters the development of teamwork within the department while meeting the needs of departments being served.
  • Assigns treatments to physical therapy aides and physical therapist assistants. Assesses quality of care provided.
  • Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional
  • affiliations to maintain certification/licensure, and/or keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
  • Acts as a preceptor to physical therapy and physical therapist assistant students.
  • Attends meetings as required.
  • Participation in case conferences and discharge planning activities

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy from an accredited school or Masters equivalent
  • Entry level position, no experience required but interest in oncology preferred
  • Current Physical Therapist license in the State of California or PTLA status in the state of California
  • BLS Certification (through American Heart Association)
  • For pediatric service, CCS Panel provider or complete application within 60 days of hire or when hours attained.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in practicing managed care and payor regulations

Additional Information:

  • As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
  • Multiple per diem positions available
  • Per Diem
  • Rate: $51.890000 hourly

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $37.00 - $57.35 / hour

The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.



City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.


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Job posting number:#7121722 (Ref:10018813)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:City of Hope
Duarte,California
United States
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