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

Req #: 226581


Posting Date: 09/27/2023

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $45.62 - $67.23 per hour

Shift: First Shift


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OPPORTUNITY UW Medical Center - Montlake – Rehabilitation has an outstanding opportunity for a Part-time, Day Shift, PHYSICAL THERAPIST 2.

This individual will be responsible for evaluation, planning, directing and administering physical therapy evaluation and intervention to patients with complex medical diagnosis and/or difficult social situations (multi system impairments and or multiple co-morbidities) referred by a licensed provider.


  • Administers treatments and physical agents as determined by the evaluation in an effort to restore function and prevent further disability following injury, disease or physical disability

  • Partners with, patients their families and/or caregivers to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities

  • Documents appropriately and accurately with regard to content and timeliness

  • Coordinates delegates and supervises responsibilities assigned to supportive staff (PTA, Medical Assistant, PT Aide, etc.)

  • Instructs other team members in patient-specific therapy techniques related to physical therapy

  • Provides ongoing mentorship to new physical therapy employees and current employees who may be rotating into their area of practice for the first time, or haven’t been their in a long time

  • Provide advice to more novice clinicians about all aspects of physical therapy practice as needed

  • Promotes and environment of advanced clinical reasoning and teaching in all aspects of their practice

  • Participate in annual evidence base case study

  • Able to reflect on clinical practice and identify areas of needed personal professional development and pursues knowledge base to address this

  • Incorporates new learning into their daily practice as well as educate the staff on this newly gained information in a way that is applicable to our practice environment

  • Participates in operational aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in Quality

  • Improvement activities including outcome data

  • Identifies areas of system improvements, patient safety concerns, or needed program development and takes the initiative to address these concerns by correcting the problem if easily resolved or brings a plan of action to the supervisor or manager for consultation and budgetary approval

  • Provides input in formulating budget, assists in evaluating department performance versus budget controls and takes appropriate action to remain in budget guidelines

  • Makes suggestion for improvement of operations that positively effect the bottom line

  • Ensures that patient charges are accurate and entered on a timely basis

  • Participates in all infection control, departmental equipment training, organizational safety and fire safety programs

  • Provides leadership to the department in regards to professionalism and creating an environment that is stimulating and fosters innovation and continued learning 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? Minimum of 1 year of experience in Acute Care. 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 Join our award-winning team at UW Medical Center - Montlake. Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2021-2022 "America's Best Hospitals", UW Medical Center - Montlake prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center - Montlake has again earned U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UW Medical Center - Montlake has achieved both distinctions.The 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.