Physical Therapist (Per Diem)
Health Care District of Palm Beach County - West Palm Beach, FL

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The Edward J. Healey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center provides long-term and short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing care to eligible Palm Beach County residents 21 and older. The Healey Center is proud of its success in returning residents to their highest optimal capabilities. Construction of a new 120-bed replacement facility in Riviera Beach, Florida is underway. For more information visit .

General Statement of Job

The purpose of the position is to plan, organize, and implement licensed Physical Therapy services under the supervision of the Director of Rehabilitation and as ordered by the referring physicians. This position supervises activities of licensed Physical Therapy Assistants and rehabilitation aides performing designated Physical Therapy tasks.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Schedules or oversees scheduling of Physical Therapy patients.

Reviews and revises Physical Therapy policies and procedures as often as appropriate.

Reviews and develops Physical Therapy programs to ensure that the facility provides appropriate Physical Therapy services to residents.

Evaluates patients and residents using standard Physical Therapy evaluation criteria and establishes appropriate treatment plans.

Provides Physical Therapy treatment to residents and patients.

Supervises Physical Therapy assistants and rehabilitation aides in the treatment of patients and other duties.

Recommends equipment needs to the Director of Rehabilitation.

Administers therapeutic treatment to residents according to physician’s and/or Occupational Therapist’s established management care plans.

Creates and implements Occupational Therapy treatment plans.

Assesses patient progress, including progress subsequent to treatment.

Maintains documentation and files concerning activities conducted (e.g., charting, patient progress, treatment logs, and monthly statistics).

Communicates with appropriate District personnel concerning patient progress.

Provides instruction to nursing personnel in patient management and related persons involved in patient management/care, including patient families.

Ensures safety of patients during administering of all rehabilitative and therapeutic procedures.

Attends various seminars, workshops, in-service training programs, department meetings, and rehabilitation conferences to maintain current knowledge of trends and developments both in the field and in relation to patient rehabilitation plans.

Emergency duty may be required of the incumbent that includes working in Red Cross shelters or to perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to threats or disasters, man-made or natural.

Additional Duties:

This job description reflects the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a complete description of all the work requirements and expectations that may be inherent in the position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. Management of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County reserves the right to assign duties not listed herein as necessary to accomplish the goals of the organization.

Position Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program required.


Three (3) to five (5) years practical experience in the field preferred; Supervisory and neurological experience preferred. New graduate acceptable.


Basic Life Support certification required.


State license and registration as a Physical Therapist and the ability to acquire required continuing education to maintain licensure.

The Health Care District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and maintains a Drug Free Workplace. Qualified individuals with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Human Resources. Veterans preferred.