Physical Therapist II

City of Hope

Irvine, CA

Job posting number: #7137223 (Ref:10020725)

Posted: March 31, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About City of Hope

City of Hope's mission is to deliver the cures of tomorrow to the people who need them today. Founded in 1913,City of Hopehas grown into one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the U.S. and one of the leading research centers for diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses. City of Hope research has been the basis fornumerous breakthrough cancer medicines, as well as human synthetic insulin and monoclonal antibodies. With an independent, National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center at its core, City of Hope brings a uniquely integrated model to patients spanning cancer care, research and development, academics and training, and innovation initiatives. City of Hope’s growing national system includes its Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care locations across Southern California, a new cancer center in Orange County, California, and treatment facilities in Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix. City of Hope’s affiliated family of organizations includesTranslational Genomics Research InstituteandAccessHopeTM. For more information about City of Hope, follow us onFacebook,Twitter,YouTube,InstagramandLinkedIn.

Position Summary

The Physical Therapist II 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. Serves as a rehabilitation consultant for complex patients facilitating innovative and efficient treatment intervention. Is responsible for student internships, clinical education, and developing clinical programs and treatment protocols.

Essential Functions

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.

Acts as a preceptor to physical therapy and physical therapist assistant students.

Coordination with a CCS case manager for referral to a CCS-paneled provider or CCS MTU for the patient who may continue to require occupational therapy services after hospital discharge

Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, including adherence to the workplace Code of Conduct and Compliance Plan. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Position Qualifications

Minimum Education: Master’s degree from an accredited school

Minimum Experience: 2 years of recent physical therapy experience

Req. Certification/Licensure:

Current Physical Therapist license in the State of California.

CPR Certification

For pediatric service, CCS Panel provider or complete application within 60 days of hire or when hours attained.

Preferred Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy from an accredited school

Preferred Experience: Experience in practicing managed care and payor regulations.

Acute care setting.

Additional Information:

  • As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
  • City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $40.70 - $63.08 / 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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