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Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, of UPMC, is now hiring a senior physical therapist to work part-time, in the North satellite facility located in the Wexford area, on a daylight shift, including some evening hours, within the physical Therapy Department. The senior physical therapist provides physical therapy evaluation and treatment using advanced clinical skills in a specialty area for children and adolescents referred to CHP or facilities contracted with CHP. The physical therapist will also collaborate with the family and medical team to optimize the child's functional mobility and gross motor skills, and serves as a clinical resource for other staff members.
- performs physical therapy assessment and re-assessment using objective tests and measures or standardized assessments to identify the child's functional abilities and impairments impeding their function
- establishes a plan of care with long-term and short-term goals to remediate the impairments and functional limitations identified during the evaluation process
- develops and implements an appropriate treatment intervention plan which reflects advanced clinical knowledge, evaluation findings and is updated and modified based on the patient's response and progress
- maintains written/electronic documentation for all clinical services rendered including documentation of the initial assessment, re-assessment, cancellations, follow-up visits, and discharge summary which meets or exceeds the standard established for the facility by the organization
- integrate family centered care through the education of caregivers in appropriate activities for carryover of goals and intervention in the home and community settings
- communicates significant changes in the child's status to the physician
- assists schedulers and/or coordinators with adjusting schedules as needed to meet patient/family needs
- develops and maintains effective communication with peers and leadership within the dept, health care team members within CHP and outside referring physicians and school personnel
- recommends, orders, and/or fabricates necessary splints, adaptive devices and durable medical equipment in consultation with the patient, family and interdisciplinary team, and serves as a clinical resource to assist with training and education of new staff regarding splinting, serial casting and/or durable medical equipment
- graduate of an accredited program approved by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)is required
- minimum of 3 years pediatric clinical experience is required
- demonstrates clinical expertise in a specialty area is preferred
-excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills are required
- Act 33 clearance is required within 30 days of employment
- Act 73 clearance is required within 30 days of employment
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer.
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