Oregon Health & Science University

Physical Therapist - Pediatric Inpatient & Outpatient - Relief

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
DCH Rehab - Pediatric Rehabilitation Services
Salary Range
$40.73 - $55.91 per hour
4 shifts per pay priod and 2 weekend shifts/month
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

Come work at Oregon's #1 ranked hospital!

OHSU is more than Oregon's only comprehensive academic health center. It’s an entire community of people dedicated to a single cause. Each of us are here to improve the health and well-being of people in Oregon, and beyond. Our core values of quality, service, transparency and diversity are essential in what we do, but ultimately important because of why we are here. We are here to serve. We are here to innovate. We are here to lead. We are looking forward to the dynamic impact you will make by joining OHSU.

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 evaluation and treatment for our pediatric population.  Treatment includes therapy services such as NDT, exercise, gait training, patient/family education, wound care and various other physical modalities to assist patients in improving strength, endurance, mobility and flexibility.  The physical therapist in this position would be expected to serve clients in multiple areas of Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, including the orthopedics, hematology/oncology, Doernbecher Neonatal Care Center, PICU and outpatient services.  Therapists evaluate each patient referred, establish treatment goals/objectives, develop and treatment plan and implement the plan.  Therapists are expected to supervise therapy interns, assist with other educational research activities conducted by the department or the hospital and meet hospital standards regarding documentation and productivity. 

Required Qualifications

  • A license with the Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board as a Physical Therapist; OR
  • Completed an accredited physical therapy educational program and be eligible to obtain an
    Oregon Physical Therapy license or temporary permit.
  • At the time of appointment must have at least a temporary permit
  • BLS at time of hire and must be issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA (upload documentation with online applicat
  • Clinical skills in evaluation, treatment and team collaboration, consistent with acute care PT practice
  • Routine Hospital Environment
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs., to repeatedly carry equipment weigh more than 5 lbs.
  • Ability to walk extensively on hard and soft surfaces
  • Frequent bending and reaching to navigate medical equipment or perform treatment
  • Motor ability to successfully assist patients in transfers, gait
  • Must have knowledge of inpatient medical environments and equipment
  • Requires ability to respond quickly and appropriately to urgent medical situations that may arise with high risk or medically complex patient populations
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • DPT
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation Acute Care Experience
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation Acute Care Student Affiliation

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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