Part-Time or Full-Time Pediatric Physical Therapist
Pediatric Physical Therapist at CAPTA provide direct physical therapy services as part of a multi-disciplinary team. They specialize in treating and caring for patients who are babies, toddlers, adolescents, teenagers and young adults. They demonstrate competence in the elements of patient management including; screening, examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis (including the plan of care) and intervention planning. They are skilled to treat conditions related to, but not limited to genetic, neurological, developmental, and orthopedic disorders as well as motor and postural conditions, musculoskeletal issues (tone, strength, motor control, flexibility, endurance, joint motion and posture), coordination and balance concerns, mobility challenges and motor planning insufficiencies. Evaluation/examination procedures include parent interview, standardized testing, informal assessment and play based interaction. Intervention techniques and clinical care activities utilize evidence-based practices including functional and dynamic training and exercise. Additionally, they demonstrate competency in being abel to understand, document and react effectively to the age-specific needs unique to each patient.
- Master’s or Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited physical therapist education program
- Holds a State of Michigan license or license eligible
- At least 1 year of Pediatric Physical Therapy experience
- Exhibits excellent interpersonal, time management, documentation and communication skills
- Demonstrates respect for patients, parents, clinic staff/employees and members of their community
- Demonstrates record of initiative, self-direction, program development, organization and independence
- Ability to meet physical demands of a practicing pediatric therapist including: moving up and down from floor and about the clinic, moving, lifting, and carrying small and medium sized children alone, ability to move and interact in clinical activities with infants, toddlers and young children (including stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling). Ability to clean treatment area.
- Able to implement and incorporate specialized medical equipment/modalities in the plan of care to help treat and alleviate pain from conditions that may hinder mobility.
To apply, please email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org