Inpatient Physical Therapist-Dallas Campus Job

Children's Health - Physical Therapy Careers

Job Number: 50553

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 12-3-2016


Position Summary

The incumbent in this position is a senior clinician who is responsible for planning and implementing specific treatment programs for individual patients according to the principles and practices of Physical Therapy and for collaborating with an interdisciplinary treatment team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide direct Physical Therapy service in patients in accordance with standards of practice; independently select reliable and valid assessment tools relevant to diagnosis, functional limitation and patient history; and use unscheduled time to flex to other work areas for patient treatment
  • Serve as a preceptor and act as a mentor for new staff therapists and rehabilitation aides; train in specialized assessment tools, advanced treatment techniques and/or specialized treatments; and plan, implement and coordinate educational programs within assigned areas
  • Plan, implement and coordinate educational programs (including student programs) within assigned area; assist in developing, interpreting, and reviewing policies and procedures of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department; and demonstrate active participation in the departmental Quality Assessment and Improvement Program
  • Ability to meet physical and non-physical demands as outlined in the job description is an essential function of the job



  • Four-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited Physical Therapy program required
  • Master's degree from an accredited Physical Therapy program required

Licenses & certifications

  • License to practice Physical Therapy in the state of Texas required
  • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR/BLS Certification required


  • Minimum 3-5 years of related experience required
  • Three to four years of previous Physical Therapy experience required

Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Must possess the ability to communicate with others in a clear, understandable and professional manner on the phone and in person; and the demonstrated use of good written and verbal communication skills
  • Must possess the ability to interact with peers, executives, patient families and other vendors in a manner that represents Children’s positively
  • Must possess the ability to maintain regular, reliable and punctual attendance
  • Must possess the ability to learn and apply new information, knowledge and experiences in a timely manner
  • Must possess the ability to be flexible and adaptable to change
  • Must possess the ability to work on multiple tasks and projects and to prioritize
  • Must possess the ability to provide clear and accurate direction, and the ability to train others
  • Must possess effective organizational skills and attention to detail; effective follow-through, and commitment to excellence
  • For Physical Occupational Therapists, the ability to fabricate splints

Physical demands

Very Heavy - Exerting over 100 lbs. occasionally, 60-100 lbs. frequently, or up to 20-50 lbs. constantly.

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