Oregon Health & Science University

Physical Therapist

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Institute on Development and Disability
Salary Range
$40.73 - $55.91 per hour, Commensurate with experience, qualifications and internal equity.
Flexible schedule. Hours will be on an as-needed basis.
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The purpose of this position is to provide diagnostic, evaluative and treatment services on a per diem basis to children with developmental disabilities, neuromuscular and orthopedic impairments, and special health care needs at the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center of Oregon Health and Science University. 


The individual in this position may provide indirect educational experiences to pre-physical therapy students who are fulfilling required observational hours for entry into professional physical therapy programs.

Function/Duties of Position

  • Provide Physical Therapy treatment services for infants, children and youth with conditions that adversely affect developmental motor performance.

  • Perform Physical Therapy evaluations that address musculoskeletal, neuromotor, mobility and gait, and developmental and functional status; address orthotic, prosthetic, and adaptive equipment needs.

  • Document all patient contacts including evaluations, treatment plans, treatment notes, discharge planning and/or summary notes in compliance with OHSU, JCAHO, and 3rd party payer standards

  • Coordinate care with CDRC Interdisciplinary team and community providers including primary care providers, educationally-based providers, and other treating therapists and providers.
  • Participate in training of pre-professional students and physical therapy interns.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • 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 CPR Certification
  • Experience in medically based physical therapy treatment setting providing assessment and treatment services to children and youth with varied neuromotor, orthopedic and developmental disorders.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Internship in Pediatric Physical Therapy

Additional Details

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Environment, Physical Demands & Equipment Usage


Travel to OHSU campus in Portland required for employee orientation and trainings.


Regular lifting of children and youth with mobility impairments; moving to and from floor positions in the course of providing physical therapy assessments and treatments.

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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