Children's Specialized Hospital is the nation's leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges - from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health. At 13 different New Jersey locations, our pediatric specialists partner with families to make our many innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and effective...so children can achieve more of their goals.
We are seeking an experienced Pediatric Physical Therapist With the following skills and experience to join our team of exceptional clinical employees:
Plans and administers physical therapy programs for patients to restore function, relieve pain, prevent disability following injury or disease within scope of practice.
Essential Job Functions
* Selects, administers, and interprets assessment tools as designated in competency expectations including: History, Screening, Observations, and Evaluations as appropriated to patients. * Identifies and prioritizes time realistic functional goals for remediation, compensation, adaptation or prevention of deficits. * Selects, utilizes and evaluates the effectiveness of appropriate treatment methods as designated in competency expectations. * Applies principles of activity analysis for grading physical, perceptual-cognitive and psycho-social demands to produce an optimal mesh of child's or family's abilities to meet environmental demand. * Communicates effectively with patients, families, & team in oral and written formats in both formal and non-formal situations. * As designated in competency expectations, assists in training others. This may include. Staff, PTAs, Aides, & students. * Takes responsibility for seeking supervision or consultation in relationship to clinical performance. Actively contributes to improvement plans effectively utilizes feedback. * Meets competency expectations in explaining symptoms, prognosis and functional limitations for a variety of diagnostic groups. * Makes discharge recommendations appropriate to the child & their family in consideration of child's prognosis, role expectations, and knowledge of community resources (as designated in competency expectations). * May coordinate outpatient recreational programs-special events during which all recreation areas, equipment, storage and supplies must be maintained in a safe efficient manner. * After school and early evenings and occasional weekends necessary.
* Bachelors Degree with a major in Physical Therapy from an accredited program. Completion of a pediatric affiliation. * Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. * Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here. * The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)