The purpose of this job/position is to function as a member of the Rehabilitation Services, patient care team by providing physical therapy evaluation and treatment for our pediatric population. Treatment includes therapy services such as NDT, exercise, gait training, patient/family education, wound care and various other physical modalities to assist patients in improving strength, endurance, mobility and flexibility. The physical therapist in this position would be expected to serve clients in multiple areas of Doernbecher Childrens Hospital, including the orthopedics, hematology/oncology, Doernbecher Neonatal Care Center, PICU and outpatient services.Therapists evaluate each patient referred, establish treatment goals/objectives, develop and treatment plan and implement the plan. Therapists are expected to supervise therapy interns, assist with other educational research activities conducted by the department or the hospital and meet hospital standards regarding documentation and productivity.
A license with the Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board as a Physical Therapist; OR
Completed an accredited physical therapy educational program and be eligible to obtain an Oregon Physical Therapy license or temporary permit
At the time of appointment must have at least a temporary permit
BS, BA or MS or DPT in Physical Therapy
Current State of Oregon Physical Therapy License
Current American Heart Association BLS Certification
Ability to lift 40 lbs., to repeatedly carry equipment weighing more than 5 lbs. and to walk extensively on hard and soft surfaces
Frequent bending and reaching to navigate medical equipment or perform treatment is required
Motor ability to successfully assist patients in transfers, gait
Must have knowledge of inpatient medical environments and equipment
Requires ability to respond quickly and appropriately to urgent medical situations that may arise with high risk or unusual patient populations
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
Pediatric Acute Care experience or student affiliation
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