Physical Therapist II - Float

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Location: LOC_BUERGER-Buerger Center Ambulatory Care 

Req ID: 156832

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

About Us

We’re seeking breakthrough makers! Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was built on the belief that we can change lives. Today, in every role throughout our hospital, research institute and care network, the 22,000 members of our workforce are finding new ways – big and small – to make a difference for the patients and families we serve.

If you are ready to challenge yourself, be inspired and grow – no matter what your role – you just may be the kind of breakthrough maker who will thrive at CHOP.

Job Summary

Renders physical therapy services to an assigned caseload of children at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Contributes to the advancement of Physical Therapy practice through education of staff therapists, interns and other health care providers when appropriate.

Job Responsibilities


  • Examination: Able to perform examinations on individuals with complex medical, social, psychological issues after identifying necessary resources or learning needs.
  • Evaluation: Uses advances problem solving skills to care for complex cases based on available evidence. Seeks additional information as needed.
  • Diagnosis/Prognosis: Ability to identify subtle impairments and its impact on function and disability and develop a plan of care that integrates therapy into the lifestyle of the family.
  • Intervention: Provides advanced procedural, evidence based interventions with mentorship as needed on complex cases. Patient education is family centered by considering family lifestyle, environment, learning needs and collaborative goal setting. Documentation is thorough, complete and reflects integration of all areas of patient care.
  • Outcomes:  Results of patient/client interaction include high level of patient/caregiver satisfaction, reduced risk for impairment, promotion of wellness, identification of internal resources. Seeks out information on community resources as needed.
  • Physical therapists shall demonstrate professional judgment informed by professional standards, evidence (including current literature and established best practice), practitioner experience, and patient/client values.
  • Delivers high quality, evidence-based clinical care and seeks appropriate mentorship for complex patient cases.
  • Developing an area of expertise.



  • Professional Development
  • Maintains current skills and knowledge by identifying own learning needs, both formally and informally, to practice a lifestyle of life-long learning.
  • Clinical Education
  • Provides mentorship to staff and students in identified areas. Contributes to the continuing education endeavors within the department and hospital.
  • Serves as a primary credentialed CI to affiliating student.
  • External Teaching Opportunities
  • May serve as a resource to local Physical Therapy educational programs and related disciplines by assisting in lectures and/or labs on or offsite.
  • Contributes to the body of knowledge of Physical Therapy by being informed on the current literature and serving as a resource to other staff by sharing this knowledge.
  • Provides in-services within the department and Hospital

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Interdisciplinary Communication and Coordination of Care

  • Understands and promotes the interdisciplinary role of Physical Therapy within the team
  • Practices in an interdisciplinary manner to address the multiple needs of the child and the family.
  • Able to make judgments within their scope of practice and level of expertise and shall communicate with, collaborate with, or refer to peers or other health care professionals when necessary.
  • Demonstrate professional judgment informed by professional standards, evidence (including current literature and established best practice), practitioner experience, and patient/client values.
  • Negotiates differences of opinion with other health care providers with appropriate justification based on knowledge.
  • Has earned the respect of other providers by developing a professional rapport.



  • Demonstrate professional judgment informed by professional standards, evidence (including current literature and established best practice), practitioner experience, and patient/client values.
  • Applies evidence to practice.  Able to access resources/literature to complement practice
  • Participates in and encourages activities that establishes the optimal outcomes of patient management provided by Physical Therapy.
  • Follows and identifies established guidelines and protocols based on best practice.


  • Contributes to department policy/procedures via program development, evaluation forms and clinical guidelines.
  • Maintains productivity and fiscal responsibility in the utilization/provision of services.
  • Provides supervisory support in absence of supervisor
  • Contributes to the development and modification of departmental / hospital systems as needed due to growth and / or changes in clinical programs. 

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Physical Therapy License - PA/NJ if applicable
CPR Certification issued through an organization that requires a hands-on instructor lead psychomotor skills verification (ex. American Heart Association or Red Cross)
Credentialed Clinical Instructor within six (6) months of placement into position.

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Master’s degree in Physical Therapy required. Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy will be accepted for individuals licensed previous to December 31, 2002.


Required Experience: Three (3) years of PT experience

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Experience: At least one (1) year  of pediatric clinical experience

To carry out its mission, it is of critical importance for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to keep our patients, families and workforce safe and healthy and to support the health of our global community. In keeping with this, CHOP has mandated all workforce members on site at any CHOP location for any portion of their time be vaccinated for COVID-19. This mandate also applies to workforce members performing work for CHOP at non-CHOP locations. The CHOP COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in alignment with applicable local, state and federal mandates.

CHOP also requires all workforce members who work in patient care buildings or who provide patient care to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemption consideration for CHOP vaccine requirements for valid religious and medical reasons.

Please note start dates may be delayed until candidates are fully immunized or valid exemption requests are reviewed. In addition, candidates other than those in positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, must attest to not using tobacco products.

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Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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