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Providence Health & Services Physical Therapist in Olympia, Washington


Providence is calling a Physical Therapist (0.7 FTE, 28 hours per week Days) to work in Physical Therapy at West Olympia Family Medicine in Olympia, WA

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The physical therapist in an outpatient clinic will work with a variety of patients. Patients are mostly orthopedic in nature, but can include any patient in need of outpatient physical therapy services. The Physical Therapist needs to be able to work as a team that includes physical therapy staff, local physicians, and West Olympia Family Medicine staff. In addition, he/she should work well autonomously and be willing and able to take on project development/improvement tasks.

In this position you will:

  • Render or supervise physical therapy treatment prescribed by a licensed provider:

  • Performs initial evaluations, re-evaluations, and physical therapy treatments.

  • Ensures that all physical therapy services are provided in a safe manner and incorporate the latest knowledge of physical therapy.

  • Ensures that a physical therapist is familiar with each patient at all times to allow for appropriate progression, or referral, or the patient.

  • Has knowledge of services available to patient after discharge to allow for appropriate recommendation for follow-through care.

  • Effective in dealing with patients (or customers) of all ages. This position has regular and recurrent direct contact with Adolescents, Adults and Geriatrics. Standards:

  • Assesses and adjusts care/treatment to be compatible with the age, growth, development, and needs of the patient.

  • Assesses patient's level of understanding and adjusts care appropriately.

  • Provides patient and/or family with information about the various aspects of the plan of care.

  • Portrays a calm and reassuring manner when caring for patients and families.

  • Utilizes supplies and equipment that are appropriate for the patient's status.

  • Assesses the psycho/social needs of the patient, e.g., educational needs, spiritual needs, and community resources needs.

  • Effective in maintaining a level of documentation that is consistent with the guidelines of the profession, of regulatory agencies, and of third-party payors. Standards:

  • Performs accurate and appropriate documentation on a daily basis.

  • Completes daily documentation in a timely manner.

  • Ensures that patients have a current referral.

  • Writes Progress Notes in proper time frames, according to the requirements of payors and regulatory agencies.

  • Writes Discharge Summaries in proper time frames, and completes the documentation process for discharged patients.

  • Ensures that patients have a home exercise/treatment program and that a copy of that program in included in the patients' charts.

  • Responsible for ensuring that the clinic is financially successful. Standards:

  • Understands the indicators used to monitor productivity.

  • Understands the importance of rendering physical therapy treatment of optimal length.

  • Assists other clinic staff in determining optimal staffing of the clinic.

  • Utilizes Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides to effectively maximize the amount of time spent with patients.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy.

  • Washington licensure in Physical Therapy

Preferred qualification for this position include:

  • A minimum of one full-time internship in an orthopedic physical therapy clinic.

  • Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) or other board certification or interest in pursuing board certification.

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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

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Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Physical Therapy

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 291280