Dignity Health Physical Therapist in SANTA CRUZ, California


About Us

Dominican Hospital (a member of Dignity Health) is a 222-bed facility that offers a wide range of services to residents of California’s Central Coast. With 24/7 emergency care, comprehensive care in cardiac, orthopedics, oncology, women’s and children’s services, we continue to lead the region in medical innovation and excellence in healthcare.

Comprehensive Care

Dominican offers emergency services and is a Certified Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center. Dominican’s services include the only comprehensive Cancer Center in Santa Cruz County, a Total Joint Replacement program, and advanced neurological and endoscopic services. Dominican regularly receives ‘A’ grades for hospital safety from Leapfrog Group, and has received national recognition for superior patient safety, cardiac care, and stroke treatment from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

As Santa Cruz County’s heart attack (STEMI) receiving center, Dominican Hospital provides cutting edge cardiac care. The hospital’s heart attack treatment times consistently beat the national average, and the hospital offers two cardiac catheterization labs available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Groundbreaking cardiac procedures at Dominican include the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure, which allows for heart valve replacement without opening a patient’s chest.

Dominican Hospital has forged significant partnerships with area hospitals to bring exceptional care to Santa Cruz County. The hospital offers a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through a partnership with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Neurosurgery at Dominican is also offered through a partnership with Stanford Health Care.

In The Community

Beyond care inside the hospital, Dominican is dedicated to the health and wellness of the Santa Cruz community.

Community programs include a Mobile Wellness Clinic, a tattoo removal program, and support groups for patients and new mothers. In addition, and in accordance with our mission, Dominican Hospital supports programs for the underserved in our community, including children and adults, students, seniors, and the homeless population. Dominican also has received several awards for environmental excellence.


The Physical Therapist provides assessment and therapy to individuals in the area of functional mobility. Will also provide education to patients, appropriate family members and friends in order to restore patients’ functional independence and reduce or prevent long term disability. Will assist the patients to reach their maximum potential and return to their family and community. Will coordinate with other disciplines and implement the programs of the Physical Therapy Department under the general direction of the Rehabilitation Directors.


  • Must be a graduate of an accreditedschoolofPhysical Therapywith a minimum of B.A., B.S., or D.P.T.

Special Training: (including license):

  • Current and valid physical therapy license, according the laws of the State of California.

  • CCS paneling for pediatric care, (only if they are treating pediatric patients).

  • Current BLS certification required.

Experience: (minimum, plus desired):

  • Minimum of one year of experience as a physical therapist in physical disabilities setting, preferably in acute care or acute rehabilitation.

  • Knowledge of physical therapy theory, treatment, and evaluation in the areas of neurology is recommended.


  • Minimum of one year experience as a physical therapist in physical disabilities setting, preferably in acute care or acute rehab.

  • Knowledge of physical therapy theory, treatment, and evaluation in areas of neurology is recommended

  • Current BLS certification

  • Current and valid physical therapy license, according to the laws of the State of California.

  • CCS paneling for pediatric care (only if they are treating pediatric patients)

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Job ID 2018-60913

Employment Type Per Diem

Department Physical Therapy

Hours / Pay Period 1

Facility Dominican Hospital - Santa Cruz

Shift Day


State/Province CA

Standard Hours Mon-Sun 8-6

Work Schedule 8 Hour