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Physical Therapist Resident - W. Kendall (Full Time, Day shift)

W KENDALL CENTER - PHYSICAL TH Florida-Miami-West Kendall Miami, Florida Requisition ID 26077


Job Summary

Responsible for the evaluation, re-evaluation, development, and implementation of a plan of care in accordance with the departmental policies and procedures and preferred practice patterns.

Job Specific Duties

  • Develops individual patient treatment plans; identifying appropriate and realistic treatment goals.
  • Evaluates and re-evaluates patients utilizing appropriate evaluation tools and tests at appropriate intervals, changing treatment program as indicated.
  • Implements patient treatment as scheduled and applies knowledge of growth and development in customer interactions and treatment.
  • Incorporates parent education into plan of care and treatment sessions.
  • Initiates discharge planning at the time of the evaluation considering medical, social, financial and personal issues of the patient/family.
  • Prepares patient/family for discharge when maximum potential or benefit of therapy is reached. Maintains active communication with the patient, caregiver(s), and others regarding progress, problems, home programs, and issues related to the therapeutic process.
  • Maintains and documents productivity standards set by the Director of 75% of worked hours. Makes productive use of schedule void times.
  • Maintains clean, neat, safe, and organized working and treatment areas.
  • May supervise Assistants, Rehabilitation Aides, and others according to experience (i.e: interns/ students).
  • Records patient's documentation and daily charges accurately and in a timely fashion as determined by meeting departmental standards.


Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree Physical Therapist  (Required)
  • PT - Physical Therapist State of Florida license or Provisional Florida license - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
  • CPR BLS -American Heart Association BLS maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
  • BACKGRD - Level II Background Check finger printing background and Good Moral Character Affidavit must be initiated within 15 days of hire date and finalized within 90 days of hire date

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 1-2 years of experience preferred.
  • Masters or Doctoral degree preferred.
  • APTA and FAPTA memberships preferred.
  • Pediatric Internship preferred.
  • Flexible work schedule to include Saturdays.
  • Ability to appropriately interact with patients, parents/guardians, and healthcare professionals in all work related situations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Analytical ability.
  • At least 2 years of experience necessary to treat infants (0-15 months) independently as determined by meeting departmental clinical competencies established for physical therapy.
  • Able to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families, and co-workers.
  • Ability to problem solve to formulate a plan of care and evaluate the patient's response to care.
  • Ability to interpret, adapt, and react calmly under stressful conditions.
  • Serve as clinical instructor for students assigned by CCCE after 2 years of clinical experience.

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Primary Location :

Florida-Miami-West Kendall

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Job Status

:Full Time

Joining a new organization can be daunting or overwhelming. But at Nicklaus, your colleagues make you feel welcomed. They taught me to celebrate our accomplishments and band together during challenging times. This is not easy to find in healthcare these days, so I’m grateful to have found an amazing place to work with people and leadership who have my well-being in mind.

Lova Renee Brunson Manager Accreditation & Regulatory

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We all take responsibility here – for the children, their families, our work and each other. We meet our responsibilities head on and motivate each other to succeed.

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Advocate for children. Advocate for families. Advocate for yourself. But most of all, advocate for getting the job done right and you will find nothing but success and support in your career here.

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At Nicklaus Children’s, change is not to be feared. When you work here, you are always working with the most advanced tools and procedures available.

Empathy is everything.

We expect our team members to have empathy for the patients and families they treat, and in turn, we have empathy for them. We take care of everyone in the Nicklaus Children’s family with competitive benefits and our supportive culture.

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