Oregon Health & Science University

Physical Therapist - Ortho

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
OP Pt/Ot - Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
Salary Range
$38.07 - $52.25 per hour
8:30am - 5:00pm
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Function/Duties of Position

The purpose of this job/position is to function as a member of the Rehabilitation Services patient care team by providing physical therapy services such as therapeutic exercise, gait training, patient/family education, and various other physical modalities to assist patients in improving strength, endurance, mobility, and flexibility and to decrease pain.  This position primarily evaluates and treats a sports & orthopaedic population.  The therapist will also assist in evaluating and treating patients in our overnight care unit (OCU), including immediate postop orthopedic patients, total joints, and postop oncology patients.  Therapists are expected to supervise therapy interns and to assist with other educational and research activities conducted by the department or the hospital and meet hospital standards regarding documentation and productivity. 

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited physical therapy education program OR;
  • BS, BA, MS or DPT in Physical Therapy
  • Current State of Oregon Physical Therapy License
  • At the time of appointment must have at least a temporary permit
  • Current American Heart BLS certification
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs., to repeatedly carry equipment weighing more than 5 lbs. and to walk extensively on hard and soft surfaces
  • Frequent bending and reaching to navigate medical equipment or perform treatment is required
  • Requires ability to respond quickly and appropriately to urgent medical situations that may arise with high risk or medically complex patient populations
  • Able to use keyboard and mouse frequently for documentation and communications
  • Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation


Preferred Qualifications

  • Recent experience in an Ambulatory Care Setting or intensive clinical affiliation
  • Experience in post-operative orthopaedic care
  • DPT

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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