University Of Washington

Job Description

UW Medical Center – Northwest – Rehabilitation has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME, DAY SHIFT, PHYSICAL THERAPIST (INPATIENT), MULTIPLE OPENINGS.This role performs physical therapy treatments and related duties as prescribed by an MD, DO, DDS, PA, ARNP, podiatrist, chiropractor or naturopathic physician. Assigned patients may be hospital inpatients.


Plans and Evaluates Care, includes but is not limited to:

  • Reviews physician’s referral and patient’s medical record, reviews diagnosis, and determines therapy treatment required.
  • Evaluates and monitors patient’s progression and makes appropriate adjustments to treatment plan to achieve maximum benefit.Provides, Progresses, and Documents Care, includes but is not limited to:
  • Prior to therapy intervention, performs and documents an initial exam and evaluates data and diagnosis to identify problems.
  • Administers position and exercises, massage, and other treatments (including use of special equipment) to relieve pain, increase flexibility and strength, and/or decrease patient’s disability.
  • Performs wound care and wound debriment, per physician order, if certified to do so.
  • Follows established procedures and observes all safety precautions in the application and the use of heat, cold, light, water, sound, message, debriment, and electrical stimulation.Meets departmental standards for quality, customer service, and productivity.
  • Records patient’s treatment, progress, and response in patient’s chart/computer record.
  • Submits charge tickets to reflect time spent with patients seen each day.
  • Participates in assisting other areas of the department if needed, including clerical and reception activities.Provides for Continuing Care, includes but is not limited to:
  • Trains patients in exercises, ambulation, and activities of daily living.
  • When appropriate, establishes a home program to encourage patient involvement and independence.
  • Trains patient and family members in home treatment procedures.
  • Discharges patient from therapy when goals or projected outcomes have been attained; provides for appropriate follow-up care or referrals.Communication and Collaboration, includes but is not limited to:
  • Confers with patient, medical practitioners and appropriate others to plan, implement, and assess the treatment program.
  • Observes and reports patient’s responses to the referring medical practitioner by progress notes, letters and verbal communication.
  • Attends appropriate conferences and/or meetings pertaining to assigned patient.Training and Leadership, includes but is not limited to:
  • Trains and orients new employees and volunteers.
  • Supervises PT Assistants, PT Aides, and Volunteers.
  • Advises PT Assistant on treatment plan for assigned patients.
  • Supervises and trains assigned students and evaluates their performance.
  • Develops and presents in-service education classes as assigned.
  • Assists with organizational planning, and actively participates in the development and implementation of new programs, departmental performance improvement projects, community awareness programs, and projects that ensure the department remains compliant with all regulatory requirements.Equipment and Supplies, includes but is not limited to:
  • Evaluates and cares for braces, prosthesis, other active assistive devices and durable medical equipment.
  • Complies with procedures for maintenance of departmental supplies and equipment.
  • Assists in acquisition of durable medical equipment.WHAT’S NEEDED?
  • Four to seven years of university study which leads to a baccalaureate, Master’s, or Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy (DPT) from an American Physical Association-approved school.
  • equivalent education and/or experienceLICENSE REQUIRED

    Current Washington State license to practice as a Physical Therapist.


    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 disaster

    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


Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

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

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or [email protected].

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTEmployees of the University of Washington are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.



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