As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region.
Harborview Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100% FTE | 40 hours/week), day shift, PHYSICAL THERAPIST CLINICAL SPECIALIST.
PT Clinical Specialist carries an 80% patient caseload. Primary diagnoses on the rehabilitation unit include: traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and stroke. This position independently assesses, plans, and administers Physical Therapy safely and effectively. This includes progression of treatment goals, accurate documentation and education of patient and family. The PT Clinical Specialist will assess and treat a patient caseload ranging from routine to complex patient problems and will assist other therapists with patient care issues. The PT Clinical Specialist will also coordinate the clinic's student program and assists manager in coordination of Quality Improvement activities.
Independently assesses, plans, and administers Physical Therapy safely and effectively
Develops patient treatment goals
Provides accurate documentation and education of patient and family
Assesses and treats a patient caseload ranging from routine to complex patient problems
Assists other therapists with patient care issues
Acts as a resource within the Rehab Therapies Department for other health care professionals
Provides education and training to other rehab therapy staff and health care professionals
Assists staff therapist with complex patient management issues
REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited Physical Therapy Program AND 2.5 years of experience in the practice of physical therapy AND Completion of applicable training or education in the specialty service; OR Equivalent education/experience.
LEGAL REQUIREMENT: Current Washington State license to practice as a Physical Therapist.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.