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Sutter Health Physical Therapist (PT), Home Health in Santa Cruz, California


SCAH-Sutter Care at Home - Bay

Position Overview:

Under the supervision of the Clinical Manager, the Physical Therapist is responsible for the delivery of appropriate, adequate, effective, efficient direct patient care services assigned by the Primary Care Clinician and approved by the Clinical Manager. Responsibilities include implementation of the physician plan of care, obtaining physician orders, supervision of home health aides, and coordination of care within an interdisciplinary team and participating in effective utilization management and control of patient supplies. Consistently provides care based on the age-related needs of the unique population with consideration of their development/psychosocial needs, environmental safety, educational needs, communication style, and level of understanding. The Physical Therapist is accountable to the Primary Care Clinician for ensuring that the plan of care is implemented following professional standards of care and agency specific protocols. The Physical Therapist is directly accountable to the Clinical Manager, and will receive functional guidance from the Primary Care Clinician. The Physical Therapist may give clinical guidance to PTAs, HHA and other clinical staff as appropriate.

Job Description :


  • Bachelor's: Graduate from an accredited physical therapy program

  • Master's in Physical Therapy preferred

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy preferred


  • PT - Physical Therapist

  • BLS - Basic Life Support Certification

  • Driver License, Valid and in State - DL NUMBER Required

  • Automobile Insurance - INSURANCE Required


  • One year of professional experience required. Required

  • One year of experience in a home health and/or hospice position preferred. Preferred

  • Direct patient care experience within the past five years required. Required


  • Exhibits excellent oral and written communication skills: with legible handwriting for documentation of patient records in a clear and concise manner.

  • Basic understanding of home care services, clinical standards of care and practice, Title XXII, Medicare Conditions of Participation, CHAP home health accreditation requirements, QI outcomes/benchmarking, infection control; good understanding of reimbursement patterns for Medicare and other payors; good working understanding of budget and other financial reports.

  • Self-starter with a high degree of initiative, motivation, flexibility, energy and creativity.

  • Ability to form harmonious working relationships with internal and external customers.

  • Demonstrated leadership and negotiation skills and the ability to manage resources for patient care in a cost effective manner.

  • Excellent collaborative and problem solving skills with customers and management.

  • Ability to exercise independent sound judgment in planning and providing patient care.

  • Demonstrated ability in physical, psychosocial, and environmental assessment skills and in implementing plan of treatment.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Must be able to meet company productivity standards as indicated by organization and manager.

  • Must be able to handle sensitive issues, conflict with or among others, respectively direct and reinforce staff efforts; effectively plan and organize and prioritize work, think critically to both effectively plan and organize department operations consistent with Sutter Care at Home’s strategic and operating objectives and to effectively solve unique problems as they arise or identify when to consult supervisor.

  • Must be able to deal with challenging work environment with time demands and occasional conflicting priorities.

  • Maintain a positive and professional image and demonstrate self-directed learning to meet professional development and/or license requirements.

  • Is responsible for maintaining all required licensure and certifications.

  • At orientation and annually thereafter, must be able to meet Sutter Care at Home core competencies for position and area of specialty, as appropriate.

  • Must have reliable transportation.

Pay Range: $55.00 - 72.93 / hour

The salary range for this role may vary above or below the posted range as determined by location. This range has not been adjusted for any specific geographic differential applicable by area where the position may be filled. Compensation takes into account several factors including but not limited to a candidate’s experience, education, skills, licensure and certifications, department equity, training and organizational needs. Base pay is just one piece of the total rewards program offered by Sutter Health. Eligible roles also qualify for a comprehensive benefits package.

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Full Time

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Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Variable, Wednesday

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Rotating Weekends





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This position may regularly work, store, prepare, receive, unpack, transport, dispose of, or administer drug(s) identified as hazardous, or potentially hazardous, by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for purposes of USP 800.

Sutter Health is an equal opportunity employer EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. 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.