Physical Therapist Advanced Clinician

Full Time, Clinical

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital opened in 1958 as the first free-standing rehabilitation hospital in Philadelphia. The Hospital has over 600 employees and is nationally recognized for outstanding programs in physical and cognitive rehabilitation, with comprehensive services for spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, orthopedic replacement, amputation, pain management and work injury. Magee serves as the federally designated Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of Delaware Valley. Only 14 such centers exist in the country. Magee is a founding member of The Christopher Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network, which provides state of the art rehabilitation therapy.

Summary:

We are currently seeking a Physical Therapist Advanced Clinician to provide both clinical treatment of patients, as well as, clinical mentoring of staff therapists.  The PT Advanced Clinician is integral to providing expert clinical services to patients on each respective unit while assisting the therapy supervisors with operations of the unit team.  This employee will uphold the mission, vision, and values of Magee Rehabilitation.

Essential Accountabilities:

  • Responsible and accountable for all general functions and duties and responsibilities required of a staff Physical Therapist. Demonstrates consistent work performance in all noted duties.
  • Responsible for the evaluation/re-evaluation, treatment planning and implementation, reporting, and documentation of patients within assigned caseload. Required to provide services on assigned weekends and holidays.
  • Assists Therapy Supervisors and Managers with daily operations and supervision of the team and unit. Provides performance appraisal information to Manager and Supervisor regarding clinical competency and behavioral performance of team members.
  • May participate in clinical education programs and directly supervises students. Provides daily, in-clinic guidance and skill demonstration for staff members and students.  Coordinates and teaches a variety of interdisciplinary clinics, rounds, and/or classes within specialty area.  Designs and performs competency testing in area of expertise of staff and support personnel.  Provides suggestions to Supervisors and Managers regarding staff development.  May work as a team with a PTA to provide direct patient care.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, stoop, and lift in order to effectively treat patients.
  • Must be able to exert 50 pounds of force while lifting patients and/or devices.
  • Must be able to have sufficient standing balance to guard ambulatory patients

Other Accountabilities:

  • Performs 75-100% direct clinical care, depending on specialty area, including all related documentation, equipment assessment and ordering, and patient/family teaching.
  • Acts as the Physical Therapy clinical expert and mentor in the specialty area and as such, is responsible for ensuring that treatment techniques, equipment, staff education and performance, patient programs, and other resources are current and state of the art.
  • Represents specialty area and acts as a consultant to medical staff, patients, hospital personnel, general public/community, insurance representatives and case managers, and equipment specialists. Assumes responsibility for upgrading knowledge and applies information to the job situation.
  • Provides discipline and program specific orientation for new staff and students, when applicable. Demonstrates familiarity and is able to direct others in hospital emergency plans, program, and discipline specific policies and procedures.
  • Takes the initiative to develop and implement projects and programs with the Director of Therapy, Director of Performance Improvement, Program Directors and Therapy Managers.
  • Attends all meetings relevant to the programmatic specialty.
  • Assists with development of policy and procedures and protocols.
  • May participate in clinical research, publication, and/or presentations.
  • Participates in home and community evaluation of accessibility, architectural barriers, and equipment needs. Provides written report per protocol.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrates advanced clinical skills, knowledge, and competency in specialty area.
  • Possesses work skills, including effective communication, organization, initiative, interpersonal relations, and flexibility.
  •  Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral Degree from an accredited Physical Therapy program.
  •  Valid Pennsylvania license in Physical Therapy.
  • Three years clinical experience in acute inpatient rehab and/or outpatient adult neurologic rehab     required.  Minimum of 1 year clinical experience in area of specialty required with 2 years or more preferred.  Experience in clinical supervision and mentorship of Physical Therapy staff and students preferred. 

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Mail, Email or fax your resume to:
Human Resources
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
1513 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Employment@Mageerehab.org
Fax Number: (215) 587-9471