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University of Washington PHYSICAL THERAPIST 2 - Musculoskeletal/Pelvic (PER DIEM/HOURLY, DAYS) in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 222644

Department: HARBORVIEW MEDICAL - Outpatient Musculoskeletal PT

Posting Date: 05/30/2023

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $43.09 - $61.66 per hour

Shift: First Shift


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OPPORTUNITY Harborview Medical Center – Rehabilitation has an outstanding opportunity for a PHYSICAL THERAPIST 2 - Musculoskeletal/Pelvic (PER DIEM/HOURLY, DAYS)

Under general supervision, assess, plan, administer, evaluate and provide safe physical therapy care in the HMC Outpatient PT clinic or Emergency Dept PT program. This will include progression of treatment goals and patient and family education. The PT2 will assess and treat a patient caseload ranging from routine to complex patient problems and situations. Collaborate with other disciplines as appropriate to coordinate continuity of patient care from admission to discharge. Implement treatment programs, which include the use of physical agents, manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and functional training.


  • Demonstrates working knowledge of the disease process, precautions, typical medical treatment and diagnostic procedures, functional, abilities, complications and implications of long term deficits related to primary diagnoses treated in service area.

  • Provides skilled, timely and effective patient care.

  • Follows protocols, standards and guidelines of care relating to specific diagnosis on assigned service.

  • Plans treatment programs with the patient and treatment team.

  • Documents intervention and strategies for treatment in required organizational systems. Documentation is to include assessment, measurable criteria, goals method of treatment, home programs and adapting plan according to patient's response to intervention.

  • Participates in team rounds and other educational information to patient and support systems prior to termination of therapy intervention.

  • Provide home programs and other educational information to patient and support systems prior to termination of therapy intervention.

  • Knowledge of the role of other treatment team members and effective in collaborating to enhance patient's care.

  • Coordinate patient care programs with treatment team to facilitate and enhance functional outcomes.

  • Follows billing and reimbursement procedures.

  • Complies with agency and division standards, protocols procedures

  • Participates in discipline and workgroup meetings.

  • Participates in Quality Assurance as it relates to patient care

  • Articulates and integrates safety policies and procedures into daily practice.

  • Assists in student supervision as assigned by supervisor.Workgroup Specific Criteria Outpatient Musculoskeletal Clinic:

  • Demonstrates competence completing musculoskeletal assessments according to clinic standards for the: Spine, SI Complex, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, Ankle and Foot.

  • Understands the principles of joint mobilization using graded accessory and physiological movements.

  • Demonstrates skill in applying joint mobilization principles in peripheral joints and the spine.

  • Utilizes modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, mechanical traction and surface biofeedback appropriately.

  • Analyzes movement patterns of spine and peripheral joints. Identifies abnormal movement patterns and addresses in treatment plan via exercise, education, and/or manual therapy.

  • Works effectively with PTA. Assigns appropriate patients, supervises treatment plan, provides PTA with necessary information. WHAT’S NEEDED?

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized school of physical therapy, or completion of a Physical Therapy program and one year relevant experience.OR

  • Equivalent education/experience WHAT’S DESIRED?

  • Outpatient musculoskeletal PT experience

  • Pelvic health experience and interest

  • 1 or more years of PT experience LICENSE REQUIRED

  • Current Washington State license to practice as a physical therapist. ABOUT US The Team Become U with UW Medicine Rehabilitation ( . Our multidisciplinary team is centered around compassion and innovation. We work closely with many types of specialists to give each patient the best possible path to recovery. Our passion and dedication to our purpose has allowed us to be recognized by the U.S. News & World Report as one of the top rehabilitation programs in the nation. Become part of our team and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community!The Hospital We’re on a mission. Harborview Medical Center is a comprehensive healthcare facility dedicated to providing specialized care for a broad spectrum of patients from throughout the Pacific Northwest, including the most vulnerable residents of King County. As the only designated Level I adult and pediatric trauma and verified burn center in the state of Washington, Harborview serves as the regional trauma and burn referral center for Alaska, Montana and Idaho and the disasterThe Organization A Higher Degree of Healthcare Across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student, and colleague is valued and honored.UW Medicine’s mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists, and other health professionals

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.