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Hourly Senior Physical Therapist - Center for Disabilities & Development

Posting ID 141271
Department Physical Therapy/Center for Disabilities & Development
Jobcode Senior Physical Therapist
Working Title Hourly Senior Physical Therapist - Center for Disabilities & Development

Provide formal examination and evaluations, with the interpretation of findings and administer or recommend appropriate treatments for pediatric and adult patients with complex developmental/childhood-onset conditions or injuries.

  • Provide quality patient care, evaluation, assessment, and treatment appropriate for patients with complex or specialized needs. The primary area of responsibility is outpatient physical therapy for pediatric patients served through the Center for Disabilities and Development.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other providers and families as a member of an interdisciplinary team. 
  • Participate in the development of innovative clinical teaching activities to meet the learning needs of staff and students.
  • Perform routine and assigned administrative tasks in an efficient manner and demonstrate innovative problem-solving approaches.
  • Lead and/or participate in department quality/process improvement activities and recommend opportunities for improvement in service quality.

Provide departmental leadership by:

  1. Collaborating on special projects and assisting management as necessary.
  2. Participating in clinical research when assigned.
  3. Maintaining a high level of clinical productivity.
  4. Providing educational experiences to staff and students.
  5. Serving as a clinical resource.
  6. Demonstrating the ability to set and accomplish divisional/departmental goals.
  • Identify opportunities, monitor, and participate in quality/process improvement activities and recommend corrective actions for effectiveness.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the public.
  • Perform special projects and tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy or a Bachelor’s degree in another field and a Physical Therapy Certificate.
  • Licensure in accordance with the Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy Examiners by the time of hire.
  • Reasonable (1-3 years) experience in physical therapy with a high degree of understanding and skill in pediatrics, including demonstrated clinical education abilities and leadership.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in a work or academic setting.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 3 + years of experience in physical therapy with an advanced understanding and skill in providing pediatric physical therapy.
  • A Master’s or Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy or a Master’s degree in another field and a Physical Therapy Certificate.
  • Reasonable (1-3 years) of experience in the evaluation and treatment of pediatric patients with developmental disabilities and diseases of childhood.
  • Experience with mobility assessment including wheelchair seating and equipment and assistive devices. 
  • Ability to function as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to practice in an autonomous manner.
  • Demonstrated efficiency in the provision of patient care.
  • Demonstrated effort to enhance own knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Demonstrated experience in program/service development or quality improvement projects.


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Ad Start Date 04/08/2024
Ad End Date 10/01/2024