Job Description

Job Title: Physical Therapist
Job ID: 636069
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: Weekend coverage and as needed
Shift:
Facility: Children's Hospital of Pgh
Department: Physical Therapy
Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224

Description

Purpose:
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Provides physical therapy evaluation and treatment to children and adolescents referred to CHP or facilities contracted with CHP. Physical therapists collaborate with the family and medical team to optimize the child's functional mobility and gross motor skills.

Responsibilities:
  • Assists with clinical instruction for physical therapy students, job shadow students, and other student related observations.
  • Develops and implements an appropriate treatment intervention plan which reflects clinical knowledge, evaluation findings and is updated and modified based on the patient's response and progress.
  • Develops and maintains effective communication with peers and leadership within the dept, health care team members within CHP and outside referring physicians and school personnel.
  • Establishes a plan of care with long-term and short-term goals to remediate the impairments and functional limitations identified during the evaluation process.
  • Integrate family centered care through the education of caregivers in appropriate activities for carryover of goals and intervention in the home and community settings. Communicates significant changes in the child's status to the physician.
  • Maintains written/electronic documentation for all clinical services rendered including documentation of the initial assessment, re-assessment, cancellations, follow-up visits, and discharge summary which meets or exceeds the standard established for the facility by the organization. Completes certification and re-certification required by third party payers.
  • Participate in and is supportive of departmental projects (lectures to Hospital staff, community education, research, and strategic plan).
  • Performs physical therapy assessment and re-assessment using objective tests and measures or standardized assessments to identify the child's functional abilities and impairments impeding their function.
  • Pursues professional growth and development through participation in departmental in-services, literature discussions, continuing education and the quest of knowledge and research relevant to areas of practice and the mission and vision of CHP and the department
  • Recommends, orders, and/or fabricates necessary splints, adaptive devices and durable medical equipment in consultation with the patient, family and interdisciplinary team.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited program approved by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).  
  • Must possess knowledge and skills required to provide quality customer service. Must possess knowledge of normal human growth and development over the lifespan. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills. Compliance with regulations of accrediting bodies, including but not limited to: *Current American Heart Association CPR Health Care Provider Certification. May in the course of their job duties be in rooms where medications are stored. No contact with medications is allowed.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Physical Therapist

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Union Position: No

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