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Physical Therapist (7938C) 6260
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Feb. 28, 2020
Title Physical Therapist (7938C) 6260
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation

Physical Therapist (7938C) 6260

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 3/11/2020

Departmental Overview

As a national collegiate leader, University Health Services (UHS) is a comprehensive campus-based health center providing fully accredited medical and mental health care, education, a major medical insurance plan, and innovative health promotion programs for students, faculty and staff. UHS is deeply committed to ensuring affordable, well-integrated, multidisciplinary healthcare that effectively supports the university's diverse campus communities, through equitable access and culturally competent, high-quality programs and services.

UHS provides outpatient orthopedic physical therapy services to students by referral from a clinician. Faculty and staff members also are served if they have a work related injury. The Physical Therapy unit includes six treatment rooms and a rehabilitation gym.


I. Physical Therapy Treatments
  • Gathers and analyzes relevant patient and clinical information to determine the appropriate need for physical therapy. Administers standard diagnostic and prognostic examination of muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability.
  • Plans treatment objectives and programs according to results of evaluation. Provides for the implementation of proper treatment program and periodic reevaluation of program. Communicates treatment plan to patient.
  • Performs a range of physical therapy treatments, from routine to complex.
  • Applies professional physical therapy concepts in treating, educating and directing patients in appropriate exercises.
  • Documents assessment, treatment and plan of care in a timely manner.
  • Provides appropriate feedback to the referring clinician concerning assessment, treatment and any potential complications.
  • Delegates to aide with appropriate level of supervision.

II. Departmental Standards
  • Promotes advancement of departmental and patient care standards by participating in staff meetings, seeking out, or providing educational opportunities or collaborating on special projects. .
  • Demonstrates professional behavior by maintaining positive relations with co-workers and patients, being flexible in work assignments and schedule changes and acting as a resource to UHS staff.

III. Serves as preceptor for student interns.

IV. Staff Development
  • Includes work on committees and assignments that enable the staff member to stretch and grow, along with formal and informal coaching and mentoring and regular training, including conference attendance

Required Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge necessary to perform wide range of treatments associated with disabilities, injuries and disease in an outpatient orthopedic setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills needed to interact effectively with patients, staff members and other stakeholders.
  • Advanced manual therapy skills.
  • Ability to perform treatments through manual techniques, patient education, and exercise instruction as appropriate.
  • Ability to work independently and to prioritize assignments.
  • Knowledge of electronic/medical records systems.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Knowledge of HIPPA Privacy Rules and California state laws regulating privacy and confidentiality of health information.
  • For positions associated with Sports Medicine, must maintain current knowledge of applicable rules and standards of the Pacific-12 Conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), as well as other associations and agencies to which the Berkeley campus of the University of California adheres, and, at all times avoid any and all violations of these rules and standards.

  • Degree in Physical Therapy and continuing education in field.

Licenses or certifications:
  • Must possess a valid license as a registered physical therapist issued by the Board of Medical Examiners, State of California

Salary & Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

Employment is contingent on successful completion of: Background Check, Acceptable Medical Evaluation that includes infectious disease surveillance and proof of current required vaccinations or immunity levels, and successful credentials verification (if applicable).

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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