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Whidbey General Hospital Physical Therapist in Coupeville, Washington


This position is responsible for providing skilled physical therapy services to patients. Must know how to organize and conduct medically prescribed physical therapy programs. Provision of services / care will be pertinent to age and developmental level of the patient. Therapy services include the performance and analysis of tests and measurements to assess level of disability resulting from disease, injury or development. Develops initial and subsequent treatment programs, documenting and communicating findings to the patient, the physician and / or hospital staff as appropriate.

PRINCIPLE FUNCTIONS includes the following, other duties may be assigned:

  • Patient Assessment:

    Completes patient evaluation / assessment with patient and / or family / caregiver if applicable, to develop a treatment plan to most appropriately meet patient needs and payer requirements. Confers with provider as needed to discuss orders and/or patient abnormalities or concerns.

  • Plan of Care:

    Develops a plan of care consistent with their assessment, MD orders and payer requirements, according to specific and measurable treatment goals, specifying expected outcomes within defined timeframe with the patient and family / caregiver if applicable. May recommend durable medical equipment and / or post discharge assistive devices or resources. Assess quality of care, patient progress, and modifies plan of care as needed with patient and family/caregiver if applicable.

  • Care Provided:

    Completes treatment with patient including patient and / or family education if applicable within the time allotted in accordance with standards of care and evidence-based treatment interventions.

  • Quality:

    Consistently identifies ways to improve processes, systems, and outcomes for patients and other customers. Recommends changes to improve existing services / operations and proposes new services that meet the needs of our customers.

  • Patient and Family / Caregiver Education:

    Assesses need for patient / family instruction by reviewing their knowledge of disease, illness, injury, and readiness for or barriers to learning and provides patient / family education utilizing individual techniques based on patient/family needs.

    Evaluates instruction / education through monitoring learning process, seeking feedback from patient / family and further modifying instruction plan based on patient needs.

    Provides education related to use of durable medical equipment and other assisted devices.

  • Documentation:

    Completes documentation for care provided as well as or any other patient care data in accordance with department policy. Ensures that documentation provides a clear picture of patient progress towards discharge goals, includes all therapy interventions, evaluates patient responses, complications and outcomes. Communicates information to peers and physician as indicated by patient's status. Completes documentation and charges in a timely manner.



    Graduate of an APTA accredited Physical Therapy program (B.S., M.S., D.P.T. or certificate in Physical Therapy) and current Washington State license are required. Prefer at least 1 years of previous experience as a Physical Therapist with primary work experience in the outpatient environment.

    Training and Experience

    A minimum of one (1) year recent experience as a registered physical therapist is preferred.

    Must be able to provide care for people in a variety of settings, including outpatient and acute care.

    Knowledge of, and adherence to, the Physical Therapy Practice Act for the state of Washington, and the Code of Ethics of the American Physical Therapy Association.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

    Current Physical Therapy license in the State of Washington. Current BLS HCP verification. Maintain a valid WA State Driver’s License, personal insurance, and is insurable with the District’s Insurance Carrier.

    Benefit Information and Wage Transparency:

    WhidbeyHealth Employees who work a 0.5 FTE or higher are categorized as, “benefit eligible”.

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    Wage Range: $36.720 - $73.311