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Physical Therapy Lead

Chinese Hospital | San Francisco Bay Area

About This Role



Reports to

Chief Nursing Officer


Full Time, Exempt

Requisition #


The PT Lead is responsible for the execution of physical therapy practice and the delivery of quality and safe patient care within the hospital.

1. Patient Assessment & Care Development:

· Conduct thorough assessments of patients, considering their medical history, physical condition, and referral requirements.

· Develop individualized care plans aligning with patient needs and goals, following physician’s orders and evidence-based practice.

· Manage patient load and provide care plans that are beneficial to patient.

2. Clinical Documentation:

· Complete clinical notes, evaluations, and progress reports within the hospital’s established timelines, maintaining adherence to both legal and professional standards.

· Ensure that all necessary forms and documentation are accurate, clear, and reflective of the care provided.

3. Care Coordination & Conferences:

· Attend and actively participate in care conferences with other healthcare professionals, ensuring an integrated approach to patient care.

· Collaborate with the care team to achieve a seamless transition between different stages of therapy and other services if needed.

4. Quality Improvement Participation:

· Actively participate in the hospital’s quality improvement program, suggesting improvements where necessary.

· Continuously strive for excellence by adhering to best practices, attending training, and maintaining up-to-date knowledge of physical therapy trends.

5. Additional Responsibilities:

· Perform other related and assigned duties that may include liaising with other healthcare providers, participating in community outreach programs, or assisting with administrative tasks.


  • Ability to effectively present information, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to multi-task with a high level of efficiency and attention to detail.
  • Ability to take initiative, adapt to changing priorities, and work independently.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills.
  • The individual in this position must hold the appropriate state licensure as a physical therapist and demonstrate the ability to perform the above essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Computer proficiency.



  • Knowledge of community resources and cultural needs.
  • Previous experience in healthcare setting.

While performing the duties of this job, staff is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, and/or listen. He/she uses his/her hands to do computer work, write reports, do equipment set-up/cleaning/storage, clerical support, etc. He/she will be using the phone frequently. Good vision is needed to be able to read schedules, enter accurate data, etc. He/she must have good general health and demonstrate emotional stability so as to carry out the above-enumerated duties.

  • Able to lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Stand, walk, and move 50% of the day.
  • Use proper body mechanics when handling equipment.

Complies with Chinese Hospital Compliance Handbook including Code of Ethics and all statutes, regulations, guidelines applicable to federal and state programs. Responsibilities include, following the guidelines and reporting suspected violations of any statute, regulations, agreements or guidelines applicable to all healthcare programs.

I have read and understand the duties, responsibilities, and expectations pertaining to the position. I understand that this job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. It is not intended to serve as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills and responsibilities required. I have been allowed to clarify and ask questions about this job description.

Starting at $90,000 – $130,000 per year. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training. This pay scale is not a promise of a particular wage.

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