Sep 24, 2021

Physical Therapist III

  • Children's National Hospital
  • Washington, DC, USA

Job Description

Physical Therapist III - (2100029P)


The Physical Therapist III will be responsible to provide advanced skill and expertise therapy services to a wide spectrum of pediatric disabilities and conditions. Must be knowledgeable in evidence based and current practice standards for pediatric care, assume primary repsonsibilities for a specialty area or primary clinic and act as a mentor to other health care professionals. Will be able to appropriately model professional behavior in all interactions and will work collaboratively with leadership and program manager to provide updates for clinical and administrative operations of the Physical and Occupational Therapy Departments


Minimum Work Experience
10 years 10 years pediatric expereince with a minimum of 5 years within CNHS and successful completion of Level III application. Perferred advanced certifiction in an area of pediatric therapy ( PCS, NDT, etc) .

Required Licenses and Certifications
Physical Therapist Must have DC licensure or licensure in treating jurisdiction. .

Functional Accountabilities
Clinical Skills and Expertise
  • Evaluate and treat patients incorporating advanced best practice and research driven techniques pursuant to practice acts.
  • Has ongoing evidence of recognized advanced competency in 3-4 clinical areas with recognized clinical expertise in 1-2 specialty areas.
  • Consistent use of advanced treatment techniques to achieve consistent progress and positive outcomes
  • Assumes primary clinic or specialty responsibilities including a significant new program development and education of therapy staff
  • Comply with departmental policies and procedures for inpatient and outpatient documentation.
  • Ensure documentation of aides and students are reviewed and co-signed
  • Acts as a mentor to staff to share clinical expertise and advance program development
  • Participates in 1-2 multidisciplinary team committees, clinics or rounds as a major contributor.
  • Presents a minimum of one case study addressing outcome and efficacy of treatment within department annually
  • Presents 1-2 in-service on evidence based practice or research to staff and other allied health professionals.
  • Assists in identifying staff education and clinical development needs and suggests viable improvement
  • Complete all administrative assignments to include billing, Beartime and requested operations input on time.
  • Participate in data collection on research projects and PI initiatives.
  • Identify need for change in current policies and procedures to reflect update in care and best practice.
Professional Growth
  • Pursues or comletes advanced degree or certification
  • Presents 1 lecture annually as past of a larger educational course
  • Participates and acts as a lead in one major department/hospital committee task force annually
  • Participates in Research, PI project or grant writing as a planner or principle investigator resulting in formal presentation, poster or publication in a recognized professional organization.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification
  • Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met

  • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  • Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  • Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  • Contribute to a positive work environment
  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  • Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  • Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  • Use resources efficiently
  • Search for less costly ways of doing things

  • Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  • Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  • Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  • Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  • Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Primary Location

: Maryland-Silver Spring

Work Locations

: Inventa Towers 1 Inventa Place Silver Spring 20910


: Allied Health


: AmbulatoryRegular / Temporary: R (Regular)Position Status: FT - Full-TimeShift: DayWork Schedule: 7:00am-5:30pm

Job Posting

: Jul 29, 2021, 9:47:23 AM