Kaiser Permanente Physical Therapist Resident I in Redwood City, California

To provide physical therapy management of patients referred by a medical practitioner as part of a post-graduate physical therapy program in specialties such as orthopedic manual physical therapy or neurological physical therapy. The PT Resident I will function under the supervision of the program faculty and program director. Patient management will be specific to the age and diagnosis of the patient.

Essential Functions:

  • Upon request for a physical therapy consult from a primary medical practitioner, the Physical Therapy Resident I do the following taking into consideration the patient's age:

  • Evaluates patients by: Obtaining pertinent past history. Obtaining detailed account of presenting complaints. Interprets evaluation findings to determine the nature and extent of dysfunction. Identifies precautions/contraindications to physical therapy treatment.

  • For those patients not appropriate to physical therapy management, communicates evaluation findings and/or makes recommendations to primary medical practitioner regarding patient disposition.

  • For those patients appropriate to physical therapy management, identifies problems through integration of evaluation findings.

  • Establishes treatment goals. Plans treatment to achieve established goals. Initiates discharge planning for physical therapy. Implements the treatment program through: Direct treatment of the patient.

  • Delegation of a portion of the treatment program to appropriate supportive personnel. Supervision of the treatment program. Coordination of the treatment program with other health care personnel.

  • Provides advice and education to patient and family regarding: Participation in the treatment program. Extension of the treatment program into the home situation. Prevention of future recurrence of problems.

  • Regularly reassesses clinical signs and symptoms to determine: Effectiveness of treatment. Progress of patient toward goals. The need for modifying goals and treatment/intervention. Discharges patient from physical therapy when the patient has reached established goals.

  • Provides accurate, timely documentation of physical therapy patient management.

  • Demonstrates competency in age specifics related to assessing, treating and/or caring for varying patient populations.

  • Provide other work and related duties as required.

  • Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.

Basic Qualifications:


  • N/A.


  • Must be a graduate of an accredited physical therapy curriculum with a certificate, baccalaureate, master's, or clinical doctoral degree.

Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

  • Must be licensed to practice Physical Therapy by the State of California.

  • Current BLS certification required.

  • Must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One (1) year ofexperience working as a PT preferred.

  • Prior post graduate course work in orthopedic PT, neurologic PT, or other relevant course work preferred.


TITLE: Physical Therapist Resident I

LOCATION: Redwood City, California


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.