Job Title:   Physical Therapist
Pay Grade:   9
Pay Band Min / Max:    - 
Position Number:   044044

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine-UHealth is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. Our Faculty teach students who represent the future of medicine. Our researchers are discovering breakthrough patient treatments. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and subspecialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year.

The department of Physical Therapy is seeking a Physical Therapist to provide effective and efficient rehabilitation in accordance with the APTA guidelines for physical therapy. Participates in  the development of the services and programs provided by UMH and UHealth.
Duties and responsibilities include performing evaluation on new patients, establish goals and develop appropriate treatment plans with the patient in accordance with UMH patient care policies and based on standards of practice established by the APTA. Provide physical therapy treatment in accordance with the established treatment plan effectively and efficiently. Demonstrate knowledge and ability to apply therapeutic principles and practices. Skillfully and safely progress patients through the levels of treatment within the maximum capabilities of the patient. Document all evaluations, treatments and other pertinent patient interactions in accordance with UMH policy. Provide relevant education to the patient and/or family regarding the patientís condition and instruction for home activities. Develop and maintain effective communication with the patient, family and other members of the rehabilitation team. Communicate with physicians and their staff directly, electronically, by phone or in writing. Obtain necessary additional information and suggest revisions in treatment as appropriate. Use treatment tools and equipment in a safe and effective manner. Maintain a satisfactory level of productivity according to clinical standards and demonstrate willingness to adjust personal schedule in case of crisis and real clinic need. Participate in quality and safety improvement activities as directed by the Physical Therapy Supervisor. Orient, instruct and direct work activities for assistants and support personnel. Supervise and instruct physical therapy students according to professional guidelines. Provide or participate in educational programs for staff, patients and the community at large. Participate in program development and marketing efforts as directed by the Physical Therapy Supervisor. Actively pursue professional growth through affiliation with professional physical therapy associates, workshop attendance and conferences.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelorís degree. Graduate from an accredited educational program approved by CAPTE and shall hold a current Florida state Physical therapist license. Any combination of relevant education, work experience, and / or certifications will be considered.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the groundbreaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. University of Miami Hospital is the flagship facility of UHealth, which also includes the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, along with dozens of outpatient facilities. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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