Per Diem Physical Therapist - NJ Specialty Care Center Locations

Voorhees, NJ, US, 08043

​Location: LOC_VIRTUASC-Specialty Care CHOP at Virtua 

Req ID: 210052

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Part Time 


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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.

This Per Diem role will be working at the New Jersey Specialty Care Centers (Voorhees).  

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.

To carry out its mission, CHOP is committed to supporting the health of our patients, families, workforce, and global community.  As a condition of employment, professionals working onsite—at any CHOP location, for any portion of time—must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Learn more. 

CHOP also requires employees who work in patient care buildings to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemptions for valid religious and medical reasons.  Start dates may be delayed until candidates are immunized or exemption requests are reviewed.  

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