As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Provides physical therapy evaluation, treatment, and consultation independently to typical patients within a program under the prescription of a physician and within the guidelines designated by department and Delaware Valley policies and procedures. Demonstrates at least 75% of Level I PT clinical competencies in direct patient care within probationary period. Expands knowledge of less common populations seen within the program through mentorship, educational opportunities, etc.
Work Hours: This is a 30 hour per week position with work hours on Mon, Weds, Thurs and Fri.
B.S. or higher level degree in Physical Therapy required
Delaware PT License (permanent or temporary) to practice Physical Therapy. Will be required to obtain a second license in PA or NJ within 90 days of hire.
CPR certification (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) within 6 months of date of hire.
Member of professional specialty organizations (APTA, State PT Assoc.) preferred.
Clinical affiliation and/or work experience in pediatrics, orthopedics, sports medicine preferred.
Experience with physically and/or mentally challenged populations preferred.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Demonstrates proficiency in the care of all ages: pediatrics, adolescents, and adults. 2. Evaluates patients for physical therapy treatment including positioning, mobility, adaptive equipment, home programs, home accessibility, etc. 3. Independently provides and coordinates age appropriate physical therapy treatment plans, treatment and consultation in typical patient care situations. 4. Completes timely documentation as required by policy, JCAHO, and CARF standards. 5. Attends meetings related to patient treatment and contributes to discussion as an interdisciplinary team member. 6. Consults with other services, families, and outside agencies to recommend equipment, home or school modifications, transition of care, etc. 7. Maintains knowledge of and familiarity with the insurance referral/authorization process and documentation requirements related to therapy services. 8. May begin to investigate specialty areas within the physical therapy discipline.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Assesses existing and develops new activities that promote general knowledge and professionalism within the department; participates in peer review process. Attends inservices/continuing education, provides updates in the form of inservices to the department. 2. Participates in program, discipline, specialty, and hospital/satellite CQI projects. 3. Contributes to discipline and program committees to enhance patient care; assists in assessing current procedures and assists in developing methods of improvement related to patient care. 4. Participates in activities to increase program use, awareness, and marketability in meeting goals of the department. Attends monthly program meetings. 5. Assists in mentoring affiliating physical therapy students, new physical therapy staff, support personnel, and volunteers. Adequately and appropriately provides PTA supervision. Assists with department wide student teaching; participates in student and volunteer program organization. 6. Participates in single discipline, multi-disciplinary, and specialty teams. Assists in maintenance of department space and equipment. 7. Contributes to the growth and development of specialty areas within the physical therapy discipline. Develops ties with professional organizations. Provides educational inservices and experiences to the discipline/department and outside community. Attends department physical therapy meetings as scheduled. May participate in promotional activities for physical therapy and/or Nemours. 8. Completes department and Delaware Valley annual mandatory inservice training. Maintains CPR requirements. 9. Must have the ability to work well with others. 10. Regular attendance is required. 11. Good communications skills are required, both written and verbal.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is a pediatric health system of hospitals and specialty clinics serving children and families throughout the Delaware Valley and Florida. Our dedicated professionals integrate medical care, research, health education, and prevention to help improve the lives of children every day.