Intermittent Traveling Physical Therapist Pool
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Position Number 030730

Department: School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Closing Date : Open until filled. Multiple qualified applicants will be accepted into the pool.

Work Schedule : Intermittent, 12 months/year (Please see Work Schedule paragraph for details)

Minimum Entry Rate: $33.00/hr-$38.00/hr

Union Affiliation: None

Probationary Period

: Six months minimum Benefits Include: Pro-rated annual and sick leave; Public Employees Retirement (PERS) optional; professional development/wellness program

The School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at The University of Montana is creating a new service to provide intermittent physical therapists to organizations in Montana. We are looking for motivated physical therapists seeking a variety of clinical experiences and locations across Montana. Intermittent Physical Therapists will receive mentoring from UM Academic and Clinical Faculty. This position offers a highly competitive salary along with travel and housing reimbursement. We are dedicated to support you in your assignments and form a long-term professional partnership with you.

Work Schedule: Travelling physical therapist positions will be intermittent, meaning the physical therapist will be contacted by Physical Therapy program staff and offered short-term assignments, ranging from no less than two weeks in length to three months or more. There is no guarantee of number or length of assignments. Most of these short-term assignments will be located in contracted healthcare facilities in locales outside of the Missoula area. The distance the intermittent physical therapist will be expected to travel will range anywhere from less than 100 miles to more than 500 miles.

Intermittent Physical Therapist will provide professional physical therapy services to individuals referred from providers and through direct access to physical therapy; may provide assessments and consultation regarding health and wellness for individuals with chronic illnesses, injuries, and disease; provide assessment and consultation regarding injury prevention, injury management, physical fitness to individuals/groups in community; provide clinical instruction and lab instruction for graduate level physical therapy students; responsible for supervision of physical therapy aides, and licensed Physical Therapy Assistant. The position requires a high level of independence, initiative, and dependability along with the ability to be flexible with scheduling hours and days of week worked. The Intermittent Physical Therapist must consistently demonstrate professional behaviors consistent with the APTA Code of Ethics in all interactions with peers, students, faculty, patients, families and caregivers.

Required Skills Required Skills
  • Ability and willingness to have a very flexible and variable schedule with no preset guarantee of hours
  • Experience or ability to provide evaluations, treatment, and training based on the principles of evidenced based medicine
  • Demonstrated knowledge of physical therapy evaluation, treatment, and training procedures in accordance with Montana rules and regulations, third party payors, and the American Physical Therapy Association
  • Effective interpersonal, public relations, and communication skills, including ability to work with a diverse population
  • Demonstrated knowledge of training and supervisory practices and procedures
  • Ability to perform accurate self assessments and provide professional, constructive feedback to peers and staff

Physical Requirements

(Qualified candidates must be able to meet minimum requirements and perform the primary functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.)
  • Physical demands consistent with the profession of physical therapy, including but not limited to transferring and assisting individuals, lifting and moving equipment, and office duties.
Required Experience Required Experience
  • Current Physical Therapist licensure in the State of Montana and current CPR certification (AED included)
Supplemental Questions – Please prepare responses into a Word document to upload as part of your application materials.

  • Do you have any current specialties or certifications?
  • Have you ever had any professional liability claims against you?
  • Do you have current immunizations for:
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Please provide your MT physical therapist license number.


    Upload the following materials: *Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.
    • Letter of Interest – please also address the stated required skills for the position
    • Detailed resume listing education and describing work experience
    • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references
    • Word document containing answers to supplemental questions

    Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment
    In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.
    ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference
    Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.
    References *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility. All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

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