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Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy-PRN/Casual/Varies Based on Need One Weekend per Month/ Holidays (9344)

Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha Omaha, NE

Job Description

When you work at Children’s, you’re part of a treasured place of healing in the Omaha community—and beyond. Join our team of highly engaged, caring professionals who believe deeply in the organization’s mission—to improve the life of every child. We support equity, diversity and inclusion, and as you apply your skills and expertise to helping children, you too will have opportunities to grow your career. In 2021, we’ll open the new Hubbard Center for Children, tripling our capacity to serve children.

When children are your everything, anything can be…

Children's is looking to hire a  Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy to perform evaluations, establish appropriate goals, formulate treatment plans, provide treatment interventions, maintain comprehensive documentation, and assist with coordination of care within the scope of practice of physical therapy for pediatric patients in the inpatient, outpatient, ambulatory care clinic and home settings.

Essential Functions/Competencies

% of Time



  1. Conducts physical therapy assessments/reassessments according to department policy and procedure that are appropriate to area of service delivery and indication for service. 
  • Gathers and analyzes information obtained from diagnosis, indication, medical history and current status, chronologic/cognitive/developmental age, parent/caregiver/physician concern, past response to care.  
  • Analyzes information  to plan for, select and  provide a comprehensive, objective assessment of strength, ROM, large motor skill development, posture, mobility, etc that encompasses the components necessary for reporting diagnostic findings and developing clinical recommendations and plan of care related to the specific needs of the client
  • Performs assessments according to department procedure on patients with neurologic disorders, orthopedic conditions, developmental delays, torticollis and other commonly seen pediatric disorders.
  1. Utilizes information gathered through physical therapy assessment/reassessment to develop a plan of care to include frequency of intervention, types of intervention, goal setting
  • Collaborates with patient, caregiver, and other healthcare providers in setting realistic goals and in developing a plan of care that is patient/caregiver focused and outcomes oriented
  • Identifies appropriate and measurable long term goals and short term goals for large motor skill development, strength, ROM, mobility, posture, etc  that are realistic to the current status and expected outcomes
  • Continuously assesses, reassesses and modifies goals and plan of care based upon patient status, patient response to care, caregiver feedback and patient needs.
  • Utilizes an Episodes of Care model in  from  initial assessment through discharge
  1. Provides high quality patient care that reflects appropriate clinical reasoning, evidence based practice,  and that optimizes patient’s potential for functional gains, improved quality of life, & increased care giver participation in the areas of strength, ROM, large motor skill development, posture, mobility, balance, etc.
  • Adequately prepares for sessions, beginning and ending on time
  • Includes caregivers in therapy sessions and provides education, strategies, techniques that can be incorporated into daily routines
  • Demonstrates good problem solving skills and ability to adapt without difficulty
  • Proactively pursues opportunities to collaborate with other healthcare professionals; provides and accepts information from all members of the multidisciplinary team to facilitate goal accomplishment
  • Utilizes effective communication skills with client, caregiver, professionals and other healthcare providers
  • Facilitates referrals to appropriate resources/agencies within the organization and community
  • Addresses patient attendance issues by educating on and enforcing the department policy and procedure


  1. Completes comprehensive documentation appropriate to the setting in which the physical therapy intervention occurs and according to hospital and department policy and procedure
  • Documentation clearly and concisely records patient status, plan of care, intervention provided, response to care, progress towards goals, patient/caregiver education/home program and need for continued intervention in the area of physical therapy.
  • Ensures documentation is completed in a professional,  timely manner and supports billed charges



5.      Assists team in providing programs, systems, processes that support high quality care, current clinical practice, outcomes measures, and fiscally           responsible practice.

  • Actively participates in team meetings by identifying opportunities for improvement & growth, sharing insight into topics under discussion, openly listening to ideas of others
  • Actively contributes towards the completion of new programs, projects, processes by volunteering to assist and completing assigned tasks/responsibilities within identified time frame.
  • Supports decisions of team by incorporating new programs, systems, processes into current practice



6.      Facilitates growth and skill development of self, team, students and community

  • Openly and willingly shares knowledge and expertise with other team members. Utilizes internal and external resources to enhance own knowledge and skills
  • Prepares for and actively participates in educational opportunities provided within the department including presentations, article reviews, in- services, discussions
  • Assists with the orientation of new team members into the department and organization including student education and student observations to further promote the profession



Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job.


Perform physical requirements as described in the Physical Requirements section



  1. Performs other duties as assigned



  • Requires the ability to communicate effective, both verbally and in writing
  • Requires basic computer skills
  • Requires the ability to organize responsibilities and manage time wisely
  • Requires the ability to work effectively in a team setting
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in physical therapy required
  • Experience working with pediatric patients or a pediatric clinical internship  preferred


  • Current and valid Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association is required.
  • Current and valid Nebraska State License in Physical Therapy required.


Job Details

Date Posted February 12, 2020
Requisition 1217-2254
Address 8200 Dodge Street
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Hospital
Department Physical Therapy
Job Type Casual / Contingent Employee
Compensation Salary, Based on Experience
Experience Level Entry Level (0-2 yrs. experience)
Variable based on need; Will work one weekend per month + 1-2 holidays per year
Start Date 2020-03-23
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 29-1123.00 Physical Therapists
Zipcode 68114

This job requires the following skills

  • Ability to Work Under Pressure
  • Computer Usage
  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Logic and Reasoning
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Positive Attitude
  • Problem Resolution
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Pediatric Care
  • Physical Therapy

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