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You are a newer physical therapist, and a hard working, team player, who wants the best for their patients. You’re looking for a place where you can learn, grow and practice the way you envisioned from your first exposure to physical therapy.

You are eager to learn and continue your professional development in a formal orthopaedic physical therapist residency program. You believe there is more to patient care than just clinical competence and even expertise. You have a burning desire to not only work on those skills, but to learn the softer skills around communication, empathy and gaining patient buy-in to their plans of care so that ALL of your patients will achieve their goals in the best, most efficient way possible.

We are a team of striving, learning and growing physical therapists who are committed to our patients and to each other. We believe management’s role is to not simply hold people accountable, but to support, coach and foster the success and professional growth of every team member. We believe the coach is only successful when the team is.

We stick by our Core Values, which are outlined below. They are not just a list we put in a frame on the wall. We live them and hold each other to them. They guide our behaviors and decision making each and every day.

Our benefits are great too. There's a con-ed allowance, formal clinical mentoring program, our orthopaedic clinical residency program, APTA dues, health, vision, dental, holidays, commuter benefit for public transit, and 25 days paid time off each year.

You will be participating and learning in our Orthopaedic Clinical Residency Program that we run in conjunction with EIM. The partnership allows us to focus on the clinical decision making, communication and professional development of our clinical residents, while EIM provides much of the didactic work online. We also have opportunities to observe surgeries, meet with physicians, and shadow in clinic.

Our Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Residents give back to the community through workshops, volunteering, talks at local organizations and most recently through Facebook Live educational videos. Our PT lecture series brings in experts from around the globe (literally) and is open to PTs and healthcare providers throughout the Bay Area.

We have built an environment that allows you to learn, grow, and practice at the top of your game, emphasizing great clinical care, and patient & provider communication.  

You will love being part of our team if you love learning, working hard, caring deeply for your patients and want to work on a truly collaborative team. We don't have room for giant egos or passengers. Everyone contributes and pulls their weight and helps the other members of the team as much as they can whether it's in their job description or not. We believe that nothing is "not my job".

Physical Therapist - Orthopaedic Clinical Resident

San Francisco Sport and Spine Physical Therapy

This is what we call a role scorecard. It is a one page job description that tells you exactly what is important in the resident physical therapist position on our team. We have an opening in San Francisco.

Read on to see if you think you’re a fit with us.

Functional Role

Physical Therapist - Orthopaedic Clinical Resident

Date scorecard updated:

September 20, 2017                                

This role reports to:        

Professional Development Coordinator

Who reports to this role:


Purpose of the role:        

To deliver on the company’s brand promise to get people better and create happy patients, while developing clinical and professional skills in the path towards becoming a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist.

Key Accountabilities:



- Average 3.5 new patients & 38 total visits per week

- Manage Schedule to achieve productivity                

- Complete accurate and timely documentation        

- Complete accurate and timely charge entry                

- Complete accurate and timely reports to referring providers

- Comply with relevant regulations, State & Federal

- Satisfactorily complete Residency coursework within prescribed timeframe

- Participate in Mentorship Program

- Actively seek out clinical and professional development opportunities

- Engage and be prepared for weekly intensive 1:1 residency mentoring

- Participate in weekly Employee Development Meetings

Company Core Values:        

  • Give Respect. Earn Respect.
  • Do Good by Putting Patients First.
  • Be Self-Aware.
  • Practice Legally, Ethically and Honestly.
  • Act Now. Do It Today. Get Results.
  • Strive for Excellence and Knowledge.
  • Listen to Understand. Ensure Clarity. Engage with Candor.
  • Display your Optimism.                                 
















Recruiting Requirements:

Behavioral Competencies:

1 - Customer Focus                        6 - Energy

2 - Team Player                              7 - Adaptability

3 -  Self Awareness                        8 - Time Management

4 -  Integrity                                    9 - Decision Making

5 -  Resourcefulness/initiative      10 - Analysis/Problem Solving

Qualifications (Mandatory):

Physical Therapy Degree

California Physical Therapy License

CPR Certification



  • Be Coachable
  • Able to communicate clearly and with sensitivity
  • Able to truly listen to understand
  • Able to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to demonstrate clear and rational clinical reasoning
  • Maintains and complies with patient confidentiality and integrity on all patient matters
  • Interacts in a positive manner, and communicates well with referring providers, clinical staff, office staff, patients and management



  • Prefer at least 6 months-1 year of out-patient physical therapy clinical experience
  • At least 2 years work experience (any job)

To Apply: Please review all of the items in the above Role Scorecard and send your resume/CV along with the answers to the following questions to

What is the #1 thing you hope to gain from completing a residency program?

Describe a time when you exceeded a customer/patient’s expectations.
Describe a time when you failed at something and how you handled it. What did you learn?

        Why do you want to join the team at San Francisco Sport and Spine Physical Therapy?