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Physical Therapist Pool (PRN)

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Req ID: 25952

Shift: Weekends

Employment Status: AX - Active - Per Diem 

Job Summary

Provides physical therapy services to an assigned caseload of children. Services include patient examination, evaluation, intervention, documentation, parent education, communication and coordination with medical and allied medical staff.  

Job Responsibilities

  • Examines each patient using age-appropriate assessment procedures to determine the patient’s physical function, both abilities and disabilities. Uses the data to develop the patient’s physical therapy diagnosis (e.g. dysfunctional ambulation) and prognosis.  Specifies the plan of care, including long and short-term goals, outcomes and the duration and frequency of interventions. 

 

  • Prepares written evaluation specifying examination results and physical therapy diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention plan.  Documents the patient’s problems, long-term and short-term goals, and outcomes of intervention including specific interventions to be used, and the duration and frequency of intervention required to reach the goals and outcomes, and criteria for discharge. 

 

  • Performs the physical therapy procedures to achieve the stated goals utilizing techniques, which take into account the patient’s developmental, and social maturity.  Supervises the PTA or exercise technician in implementation of the plan.

  • Designs, fits, fabricates, and examines the effectiveness of adaptive equipment and orthotic devices for assigned patients; supervises outside purchase of such devices which cannot be provided by the department.

 

  • Communicates with physicians, other team members and family regarding the patient’s goals and progress. Participates in patient conferences as assigned as a member of the health care team. Participates in discharge planning. Provides a written discharge summary, which specifies goals and recommendations for future intervention. 

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

PT License (or Temp Lic)

Required Education and Experience

  • Entry-level degree in physical therapy (Bachelor’s Degree, Certificate of Proficiency required)
  • 2 to 4 years of Pediatric physical therapy experience (working experience)

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

  • Master’s Degree or Doctorate preferred.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Interpersonal relationships skills that permit effective communication with parents, children of various ages, peers and supervisors.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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CHOP Careers Contact 

Talent Acquisition

2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146 

Phone: 866-820-9288 

Email:TalentAcquisition@email.chop.edu

 

 

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