Oregon Health & Science University

Physical Therapist - Pediatric Outpatient

Job Locations US-OR-Beaverton
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
DCH Rehab - Pediatric Rehabilitation Services
Salary Range
$40.73 - $55.91 per hour, Commensurate with experience, qualifications and internal equity.
Monday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm, Tuesday 8:30 am- 7:00 pm, Thursday 8:30 am- 7:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm, Tuesday 8:30 am- 7:00 pm, Thursday 8:30 am- 7:00 pm
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

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 an outpatient clinic environment.  

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.

Function/Duties of Position


  • Prioritizes care needs given medical necessity, discharge plan, medical stability and appropriateness to participate in rehabilitation
  • Performs and documents skilled patient care activities, including direct treatment and caregiver/patient/family education
  • Monitors and adjusts treatment plan specific to patient progress
  • Facilitates routine patient activity plans with nursing and other caregivers
  • Updates recommendations to team regarding continuing rehabilitation needs and plan as patient’s condition and situation warrant
  • Directs, supports and provides supervision as required for PTA’s, Aides and volunteers
  • Develops and enhances patient care program and patient outcomes in specialty area
  • Documents treatment and other patient contacts in patient's medical record in compliance with JCAHO, OHSU, OAR’s and third party payer criteria


  • Collaborates with the patient, family and medical team in multi-disciplinary patient rounds, ensuring a common level of understanding of the patient’s rehabilitation needs, and providing recommendations for rehabilitation after discharge
  • Requests patient /family conferences as appropriate, and participates in conferences representing department, heightens awareness of and advocates for rehab needs of patient
  • Enhances patient safety both during and after hospitalization by assisting the team in problem-solving, including but not limited to fall risk reduction, prevention of contracture, implementation of structured activity for patients with cognitive impairments
  • Provides feedback and educates physicians, fellows, residents, and other health care providers about rehabilitation (including but not limited to medical necessity for skilled rehabilitation services and appropriate referrals, and expectations for rehabilitation outcome and rehabilitation service intensity at various levels of care)


  • Provides evidenced-based clinical instruction experiences and supervision for physical therapy students and physical therapist assistant students, typically in a backup role to full time CI’s
  • Ensure student completion of weekly goals; identifies and facilitates achievement of affiliation objectives
  • Provides regular feedback, completes CPI on schedule
  • Participates in the supervision and training for students from other disciplines

Required Qualifications

  • BS, BA, MS, or DPT in Physical Therapy
  • A current 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
  • Current American Heart Healthcare Provider BLS Certification
  • Clinical skills in evaluation, treatment and team collaboration, consistent with acute care PT practice
  • Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • DPT
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation Outpatient Experience
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation Outpatient Student Affiliation

Additional Details

Physical Demands & Equipment Usage

  • 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 outpatient 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

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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