Dec 02, 2021

Physical Therapist III- Sports Medicine

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

Job Description

Physical Therapist III- Sports Medicine - (2100029P)


The Physical Therapist III will be responsible to provide advanced skill level physical therapy service to a wide spectrum of pediatric disabilities/diseases including sports medicine conditions and injuries. 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 Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Departmentill 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.

Why join the team?

This position is located at FFC, a brand new, 11,000-square-foot facility, equipped with cutting edge cardiovascular, strengthening, and stability equipment that will facilitate the safest and highest level of rehabilitation for the youth athlete

Opportunity to assist with the creation and development of programs focused on the adolescent athlete to include injury preventions, sports specific injury rehabilitation, and performance enhancement programs.

Specialized focus on the adolescent athlete with one on 1 patient care.

Ability to work in close proximity to state-of-the-art motion and gait analysis technology that will aid in evaluating and assessing precise movements.

Ideal Candidate will:

Be knowledgeable on manual therapy techniques, modalities such as ultrasound and electrotherapy interventions, and sport specific return to play activities to facilitate the rehabilitation of the young athlete following sports injuries and surgeries

Possess a high level of clinical skills with expertise in providing best practice sports physical therapy, injury prevention, and return to play interventions for the young athlete.

Have experience working with and providing care to the unique needs of the adolescent athlete.

Possess good interpersonal skills, motivated, and willing to work as a team to assist with creating and develop programs to benefit the adolescent athlete to include injury prevention, sports rehab, and performance enhancement.


Minimum Education

Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy Program

Minimum Work Experience
8 years of pediatric experience. Internal applicants must have successfully completed the Level III application. External applicants must demonstrate comparable experience.

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

Prefer Strength and Conditioning certification

Prefer Certified Sport Physical Therapy Specialist

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

: Oct 19, 2021, 12:05:23 PM