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Physical Therapist - Miami Lakes (Per-diem, Days) at Nicklaus Children's Health System

Posted in Health Care 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Miami, Florida

Job Description:

Job Summary

Responsible for the evaluation, re-evaluation, development, and implementation of a plan of care in accordance with the departmental policies and procedures and preferred practice patterns.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy required.

  • CPR: Healthcare Provider

  • Florida license or Provisional Florida license required.

  • Level II finger printing background (as per department only).



Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains and documents productivity standards set by the Rehabilitative Services Director.

  • Records daily patient documentation, statistics, and charges according to departmental standards.

  • Develops a Plan of Care outlining area of deficit, target activity, context, assistance needed, functional, realistic, and measurable goal(s), and/or status ongoing goal(s).

  • Recommends and provides treatment based upon medical, clinical, functional, and observational findings.

  • Follows TRAAC. Initiates, documents, & prepares the patient/family for discharge at the time of the evaluation based on maximum potential and/or when benefit of therapy is reached.

  • Continually documents active &supportive education with the patient, parents, and others concerned, regarding progress, problems, home programs, & other issues related to the therapeutic process.

  • Maintains ongoing continuing education to maintain professional licensure and clinical excellence.

  • Supervises Assistants, Rehabilitation Aides, and others (i.e., interns/students) according to experience.


  • Masters or Doctoral degree preferred

  • APTA and FAPTA memberships highly recommended

  • Pediatric Internship highly preferred.

  • 2 years minimum of pediatric experience preferred.

  • Ability to appropriately interact with patients, parents/guardians and other health care professionals in all work related situations.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Analytical ability.

  • At least 2 years of experience necessary to treat infants (0-15 months) independently as determined by meeting departmental clinical competencies established for physical therapy.

  • Able to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families and co-workers.

  • Ability to problem solve to formulate a plan of care and evaluate the patient's response to care.

  • Ability to interpret, adapt and react calmly under stressful conditions.

  • Serve as clinical instructor for students assigned by CCCE after 2 years of clinical experience.


Updated 7-2-2015