Physical Therapist – $5000 Sign on Bonus

Physical Therapist – $5000 Sign on Bonus

May 13, 2022

Join the ICHS Team!

Discover how you can make an impact on people, communities and creating greater health equity.
International Community Health Services (ICHS) is a nationally-recognized federally qualified health center, and for over 45 years ICHS has provided culturally and linguistically appropriate health and wellness services, including increasing health equity for uninsured and medically underserved individuals of all languages and walks of life. We firmly believe that access to quality health care strengthens our families and communities, and promotes a more just society. We take pride in our diverse and inclusive workforce and at ICHS we value respect and support each other so each individual can achieve his or her full potential. We invite you to join us and be inspired by colleagues that share your mission and purpose.

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We offer

Competitive salary for the Seattle/Puget Sound region
“Share the success” bonuses
Insurance premiums 100% paid by ICHS
Paid time off accrual up to 200 hours annually with up to 264 hours rollover year to year
Automatic 4% retirement contribution
9 paid holidays a year, including 2 personal holidays
Reimbursement for professional licensure
Core Responsibilities
Conduct an in-person comprehensive physical therapy assessment on all PACE participants upon enrollment. Coordinate with the interdisciplinary team to develop a comprehensive plan of care for each participant.
Conduct an in person physical therapy reassessment on an annual basis and as needed
Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary team, communicating participant changes, collaborating on care planning decisions and coordination of 24 hour care delivery. Actively participate in the Intake and Assessment meetings.
Evaluate participants to determine and assure appropriate prescription, needs, goals, history, complications, and precautions. Follow up with participant during treatment, explain precautions to take. Discusses condition and treatment plans and recommends solutions to participants care problems with the interdisciplinary team.
Assess the need for adaptive durable medical equipment, specialized shoes and prosthesis. Assess participant’s home for safety and mobility. Recommend home modifications and/or equipment.
Plan physical therapy treatment programs according to recognized standards and policies.
Administer physical therapy treatment programs consistent in achieving identified goals and according to recognized standards and policies. Confer with interdisciplinary team on participant care issues.
Document evaluation, assessment, plan and treatment rendered accurately and in timely according to Healthy Aging and Wellness Program policy.
Measure effectiveness of treatment, document and revise plan accordingly.
Educate and instruct participants/family in procedures, home programs and document training and understanding by participant/family.
Confer with physicians and other disciplines to assure complete and integrated program.
Complete necessary documentation and statistics accurately and in a timely fashion.
Direct, supervise, and perform initial and annual competencies, and evaluates the performance of the licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA).
Review and cosign entries of the PTA into the participant medical record.
Review the plan of care with the PTA before the PTA provides care. At least once every 30 days after new or revised plans of care, document in the medical record that the plan and the participant’s progress have been reviewed with the PTA.
Supervise and instruct students and volunteers if assigned.
Train PACE staff in body mechanics, use of equipment, transfers, gait patterns, and methods to maximize safety and functional abilities in performing activities of daily living (ADL’s).
Perform initial and annual competencies on direct care staff under supervision.
Contribute to research and other department activities as assigned.
Provide age specific competent care to older adults served including knowledge of the aging process.
Know and adhere to philosophy and goals of Healthy Aging and Wellness Program.
Initiate/suggest process improvement and/or cost saving measures that enhance patient care.
Demonstrate clinical excellence and utilize insights in timely response to participant’s needs.
Proactively involve the healthcare team in plan of care.
Assist in the implementation of department competency plan.
Develop patient educational material.
Maintain professional level and remain current with new advances.
Adhere to professional, legal and safety standards. Act only within the scope of his or her authority to practice.
Practice universal precautions and follows appropriate Infection Control procedures.
Inform, develop and implement the relevant department policies and procedures of the organization and the PACE program based on best practices.
Position Requirements
Education – Master’s degree in physical therapy from an accredited university except for applicants who graduated prior to 1/1/2003 and possess a Bachelor’s degree in physical therapy or a Bachelor’s degree and Certification in physical therapy.
Experience – Minimum of two years working as a Physical Therapist. Minimum of one year working with the frail or elderly.
Other Requirement(s) – Licensed as Physical Therapist in WA State. Valid WA State Driver’s License and proof of insurance. Medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.

Company Info

Company Name
International Community Health Services

Company URL

Contact Name
Isela Torres


(206) 788-3624


720 8th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104