Providence Health & Services Physical Therapist in Torrance, California


Providence is calling a Physical Therapist ( Per Diem/ Day Shift ) for the Transitional Care Center/Unit at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance, CA.

This job opening is for a per diem Physical Therapy position at the Providence Transitional Care Center/ Unit. The TCC/TCU has 77 beds and treats a wide variety of patients which may include but not limited to orthopedic, neurological, trauma, medica l, surgical, cardiac and pulmonary. We are a short term inpatient facility with goals geared towards helping the patient improve their functional status so they may return home or to their appropriate destination. The applicant for this position will need to work two to three Saturday's a month and is required to work at least 1 holiday ( Memorial Day, Fourth of July or Labor Day) each year.

Must be available 2-3 Saturday's per month and some weekdays.

In this position you will:

  • Responsible for maintaining standards of professional and ethical practice in accordance with regulatory agencies and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

  • Demonstrate proficient clinical knowledge and skills in providing and initiating treatment programs for individuals with physical impairments.

  • Utilize a collaborative team approach, the physical therapist accurately assesses patients’ needs: identifies and initiates appropriate physical therapy interventions.

  • Provide care to; pediatric, adolescent, young, middle and older adult patients.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Current California State Physical Therapy License

  • Basic Life Support (BSN) certification for Healthcare Providers from the Amercian Heart Association

  • Good working knowledge of general and specialized clinical equipment.

  • Fluent ability to understand oral and written English, including English text.

  • Ability to perform all physical requirements pertaining to delegated tasks.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work, completes assignments on time.

  • Ability to establish and maintain a courteous and cooperative working relationship with patients, families and coworkers.

  • Ability to type and use a computer efficiently.

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital that has served the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We have a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology while providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care. We are proud to be named one of the Top 50 U.S. Hospitals for Heart Care by Thomson Reuters, the only community hospital in California to receive this honor. We were one of five hospitals in the United States recognized by American Hospital Association-McKesson for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. We received The Choice Award by AAHCP for Outstanding Customer Service Delivery, and were one of 24 hospitals and health systems in the nation to receive the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance. As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person, and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Physical Therapy

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 199512