Physical Therapist - PRN

22-Jul-2019, The Children's Institute - Physical Therapy
Job Status: PRN   Location: Squirrel Hill and Norwin Hills

Job Summary


The Staff Therapist assists the patient in reaching his or her maximum functional potential through comprehensive assessment and intervention services for The Children’s Institute. Infant, pediatric, adolescent and young adult patients are served. The Staff Therapist participates in interdisciplinary treatment programs, collaborates and consults with others to facilitate the delivery of therapy services; administers procedures necessary to process patient services; participates in training activities for family members and other professionals.

Job Relationships

Responsible To: Director or other designated Supervisor

Workers Supervised: Non-professional staff, students, and volunteers


Education: BS, MS, certificate, MPT, or DPT from an accredited Physical Therapy Program

Licensure: Must be licensed in Pennsylvania

Certification: N/A

Clearances: *Act 73 FBI * Act 34 Criminal Clearance * Act 33 Child Clearance

**Clearances must be obtained within 30 days of hire in order to continue active employment.

Training and Experience: Successful completion of a pediatric affiliation or previous experience with a pediatric population is preferred

Job Responsibilities

•Evaluates patients functional abilities and disabilities and identifies impairments through objective tests and measures or standardized assessment tools
•Identifies measurable functional goals and develops a treatment plan in collaboration with the patient/family
•Implements treatment plan of care and adjusts treatment goals and intervention
•Will use objective data to assess patient’s frequency and duration of care to optimize therapy benefit, considering clinical and financial factors
•Prepares and plans for discharge during the course of treatment and initiates discharge when indicated
•Assesses need for assistive technology appropriate for patient & family
•Completes all patient documentation accurately and within facility time frames
•Completes all administrative documentation in an accurate and timely fashion
•Provides practical and functional education and instruction to patients and families while maintaining patient and family privacy
•Demonstrates effective professional communication with supervisor, peers and other staff within the facility or outside agencies
•Manages time effectively and efficiently to manage assigned caseload and maintain productivity to support the goals of the department & organization.
•Demonstrates flexibility in meeting patient/family and department/facility needs
•Contributes solutions to identified problems and adapts readily to change
•Follows departmental guidelines for use of Paid Time Off.
•Complies with departmental and facility protocols, policies, and procedures and Code of Ethics and Guide to
•Maintains professional boundaries with patients and families
•Participates on departmental or facility committees as appropriate
•Pursues knowledge and research relevant to areas of practice
•Participates in continuing education to remain current on theory and practice
•Participates in interdisciplinary activities and training
•Provides supervision and training to students & volunteers as assigned

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Lisa Wakefield
[email protected]
The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh
1405 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Fax: 412-420-2299
Please email resumes and cover letters in PDF format, or you may fax them to the number above. The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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