Sep 21, 2021

Physical Therapist II

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

Job Description

Physical Therapist II - (2100027A)


The Physical Therapist II will be responsible to provide advanced skill level physical therapy service to a wide spectrum of pediatric disabilities/diseases. Must be knowledgeable in therapeutic exercise, abnormal and normal development, and modalities such as hydrotherapy and electric therapy. Work collaboratively with leadership, and program manager to provide updates for clinical and administrative operations of Rehabilitation Program and specifically with Physical Therapy Department.



Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy Program.

Minimum Work Experience
4 years At least 4-5 Years of Pediatric experience and successful submission of Professional Ladder application. .

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 using appropriate frames of reference pursuant to practice acts.

  • Select reliable and valid assessment tools relevant to diagnosis, functional limitation and patient history.
  • Synthesize findings of evaluation to formulate valid and appropriate treatment plan and functional goal outcome.
  • Has evidence of advanced knowledge in a minimum of 3 core competency areas.
  • Recognize advanced competency in 1-2 clinical areas.
  • Present one case study and one evidence based practice inservice to department staff.


  • Comply with departmental policies and procedures for inpatient and outpatient documentation.

  • Ensure documentation of aides and students are reviewed and co-signed.


  • Act as an ongoing mentor to Level I staff, students and other health care professionals.

  • Assume primary or back up clinical instructor role for students.
  • Assist team to prioritize and plan daily treatment schedules and manage patient load.
  • Participate and enhance role of physical therapy in multidisciplinary clinics, programs and research.


  • 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.

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

: Virginia-Fairfax

Other Locations

: District of Columbia-WASHINGTON

Work Locations

: ROC - Fairfax 3023 Hamaker Court Suite 300 Fairfax 22031


: Allied Health


: Ctr Neuroscience & Behav MedRegular / Temporary: R (Regular)Position Status: FT - Full-TimeShift: DayWork Schedule: M-F

Job Posting

: Aug 13, 2021, 5:15:31 AM