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Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Physical Therapist in Lakewood, Washington


In 2020, united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient experience, Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care, including 11 hospitals and nearly 5,000 physicians and providers. Together, we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities.

CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.

While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid vacation, adoption assistance, annual bonus eligibility, and more!


Job Summary:

As an interdisciplinary team member, conducts physical therapy activities to help patients suffering from injury or disease to restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities. Provides and coordinates comprehensive physical therapy care to patients through the proper utilization of evaluation, planning, education, and implementation of a treatment plan in accordance with Physical Therapy Standards of Practice. Work includes indirect patient care activities such as; documentation, scheduling, family training, attendance at rounds, interaction with the Interdisciplinary Team, participation in staff meetings, ordering supplies, and contributing to continuous quality control and performance improvement.

Incumbents are also accountable for responding effectively to legal, patient rights, safety, maintenance, and emergency situations; participating in continuing education, staff development, self-directed learning and overseeing the performance of and providing performance feedback of staff, aides, students, volunteers as requested.

Essential Duties:

  • Performs patient assessment/data collection, interprets findings and formulates treatment plans.

  • Implements and updates therapeutic plan of care and treatment based on patient needs throughout patient’s course of care.

  • Completes all required documentation, in an accurate and thorough manner, of Physical Therapy treatment in accordance with FHS documentation standard.

  • Cultural Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services.

  • Patient Population Served: Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department’s defined specific populations served.


Education/Work Experience Requirements:

Master’s degree from an accredited Physical Therapy Program and completion of Clinical Fieldwork. Knowledge and experience in rehabilitation, orthopedic, medical/surgical settings that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities preferred.

If assigned to the Outpatient Clinic - One year full-time outpatient orthopedic experience preferred within the last three years.

If assigned to the Pelvic Floor Program - One year of full-time pelvic floor care experience required within the last three years. Advanced education and training in pelvic floor health issues, including knowledge and expertise in the internal assessment of pelvic floor and biofeedback treatment. Documented pelvic floor specialty continuing education/training within the past three years required including biofeedback coursework and credentialing.


  • Current Washington State license for Physical Therapy or a Washington State Interim Permit (valid for a maximum 6 months unless an extension is approved by the Department Director).

  • Current healthcare provider BLS Certification.

Pay Range

$42.69 - $61.91 /hour

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.