Physical Therapist - PRN


The Physical Therapist develops and provides physical therapy services to referred patients and serves as a patient advocate in the Therapy Department.

  • Consults, screens, evaluates, and treats patients as assigned in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • Evaluates patients within two to three working days of physician referral, depending on the level of care.
  • Develops effective treatment plans for assigned patients.
  • Supervises the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) in direct patient care and patient-related activities. Treats patients according to a treatment plan approved by the attending physician. Provide treatments and monitor progress to assigned patients.
  • Communicates with the Director of Rehabilitation (DOR) Services, physicians, and other team members regarding patient progress, problems, and plans.
  • Participates as necessary inpatient care conferences and weekly rehabilitation meetings.
  • Participates in policy and procedure meetings.
  • Documents treatments and outcomes and all required documentation related to patient care according to accepted regulatory, corporate, and professional guidelines in a timely manner.
  • Participates in In-Service Training Programs with staff to achieve a high standard of care by all staff.
  • Records daily treatments and charges with respect to department policy.
  • Establishes and instructs parents/caregivers in patient-specific home exercise programs/maintenance programs.
  • Participates in discharge planning.
  • Secures necessary durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment for patients to facilitate independence.
  • Acts as a clinical preceptor for affiliating Physical Therapy or Physical Therapy Assistant schools.
  • Communicates and coordinates clinical services/department functions with other departments to achieve cohesion and effectiveness.
  • Communicates with the Director of Rehabilitation Services regarding department programs, goals, objectives, problems, and successes.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Physical Therapy equipment utilized in different procedures, for example, electrical stimulation, traction, ultrasound, whirlpool, etc.
  • Complies with state regulations and national standards as they apply to the practice of Physical Therapy.
  • Utilizes resources appropriately and uses/maintains equipment in order to prolong working life.
  • Accesses and checks webmail each shift when working to keep informed of current events.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
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Job Requirements


  • Minimum of one-year experience working in an IP and OP setting in developmental disabilities and neurological/orthopedic conditions.

Education Required

  • A graduate of a bachelor’s level program in Physical Therapy.

Additional Information


  • Licensed by the Physical Therapy Board of Texas.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Attend behavioral management and de-escalation techniques training as required by the facility.
  • Certification in behavior management or related (SAMA, ABA, PIP, etc.)