Physical Therapist (Temp)

Updated: 11 months ago
Location: Miami, FLORIDA
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

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The Department of Physical Therapy is currently seeking five per diem Physical Therapists. The Physical Therapist per diem positions provide physical therapy and wellness services to patients and clients who have impairments, functional disabilities or changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease or other causes.  Moreover, this employee helps patients and clients restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities. The Physical Therapist per diem collaborates with healthcare teams that include physicians, occupational therapists, and psychologists.

Evaluates news patients, establishes goals, and develops appropriate treatment plans. Documents all evaluations, treatments, and other pertinent patient interactions on a daily basis. Educates patients and families regarding medical conditions and provides instructions for home activities. Communicates with physicians and their staff to obtain necessary information and suggests revisions in treatment. Utilizes treatment tools and equipment in a safe and effective manner. Maintains a satisfactory level of productivity, and demonstrates willingness to adjust personal schedule in case of crisis or real clinic need. Participates in quality and safety improvement activities. Orients, instructs, and directs work activities for assistants and support personnel. Utilizes appropriate methods and materials for learning programs, monitors effectiveness, and adapts programs accordingly. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

The minimum qualifications for these positions are as follows:  Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy is required.  State of Florida Physical Therapist license is required.  Some experience is preferred. 

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