Job Description

Job Title: Physical Therapy Resident
Job ID: 190000V9
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Variable
Shift: Day Job
Department: Residency Admin
Location: 625 Walnut Street, Mckeesport PA 15132


UPMC Centers for Rehab Services is seeking regular Full-Time Physical Therapy Residents for the following residency programs: Sports, Neurological, Orthopedic, Geriatric, and Women's Rehab. You will be responsible for providing physical therapy evaluation and treatment on patients referred for physical therapy services. You will participate in a planned post-professional residency curriculum that is based on the most recent Description of Specialty Practice (DSP) in the related specialty area and approved by the American Physical Therapy Association. The clinical residency curriculum varies in length by each program. All program disciplines will be in August of 2019.

Sports Residency- 18 months
Orthopedic Residency- 16 months
Women's Health Residency- 16 months
Geriatric Residency- 16 months
Neurological Residency- 12 months
  • Performs physical therapy assessment, reassessment and treatment and supervises physical therapist assistants in the treatment of pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients referred by a physician to the clinic 
  • Develops plan of care including goals and treatment plan in accordance with physician referral, nature of injury/illness and results of physical therapy assessment 
  • Modifies or adjusts plan of care based on patient's response to treatment and/or changes in patient's status 
  • Maintains written documentation for all physical therapy services rendered including documentation of initial assessment, follow-up visits, and discharge summary consistent with department standards 
  • Co-signs physical therapist assistant documentation biweekly 
  • Provides verbal and/or written home instructions to patient and/or family members when applicable 
  • Communicates patient's status to the referring physician and other health care team members 
  • Schedules patients to achieve and maintain a level of productivity which meets or exceeds the standard established for the facility by the organization while ensuring delivery of quality patient care


  • 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 
  • Must be able to read, understand, analyze, and interpret medical record documents 
  • Must be skilled in planning/organization, follow up/control, problem solving, self-development orientation, organizational behaviors/competencies, and stress tolerance 
  • Must possess the ability to apply principles of logic and strategic thinking to a wide range of problems, and to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables 
  • Must possess effective written and verbal communication skills 
  • Must possess the ability to identify referral growth opportunities
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with healthcare team, coworkers, supervisors, and all members of the Corporate Management Team 
  • Active participation with health care industry professional organizations is preferred 
  • Must complete all mandatory competencies for system, Centers for Rrehab Services (CRS) business unit and/or facility 
  • Must complete CRS Orientation, Facility-specific Orientation, and Department Specific Orientation(s) where appropriate 
  • 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:

  • Physical Therapist  
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal 
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal 
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance 
  • Basic Life Support OR Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

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

Salary Range: $0 / hour

Union Position: no

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