Physical Therapist (PD)

  • Location: Clifton, NJ
  • Posted: Apr 26, 2019

Job Description

Childrens Specialized Hospital is the nations leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health.

Children's Specialized Hospital is now in its third century of caring for those in need. Our Boards of Trustees, physicians, therapists, nurses, staff, volunteers, and donors remain dedicated to the very ideals of the Hospital's founders and committed to providing the best care possible so that every child who seeks our help reaches their fullest potential.

At 16 different New Jersey locations, our pediatric specialists partner with families to make our many innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and children can achieve more of their goals.

We are seeking an experienced PT for after school and evening hours. Please note: We are unable to accept a new grad at this time.

Job Summary

Plans and administers physical therapy programs for patients to restore function, relieve pain, prevent disability following injury or disease within scope of practice.

This is a per-diem position

Essential Job Functions

May coordinate outpatient recreational programs|special events during which all recreation areas, equipment, storage and supplies must be maintained in a safe efficient manner.
Evenings and occasional weekends required (Inpatient).
Selects, administers, and interprets assessment tools as designated in competency expectations including: History, Screening, Observations, and Evaluations as appropriated to patients.
Identifies and prioritizes time realistic functional goals for remediation, compensation, adaptation or prevention of deficits.
Selects, utilizes and evaluates the effectiveness of appropriate treatment methods as designated in competency expectations.
Applies principles of activity analysis for grading physical, perceptual-cognitive and psycho-social demands to produce an optimal mesh of child's or family's abilities to meet environmental demand.
Communicates effectively with patients, families, & team in oral and written formats in both formal and non-formal situations.
As designated in competency expectations, assists in training others. This may include. Staff, PTAs, Aides, & students.
Takes responsibility for seeking supervision or consultation in relationship to clinical performance. Actively contributes to improvement plans effectively utilizes feedback.
Meets competency expectations in explaining symptoms, prognosis and functional limitations for a variety of diagnostic groups.
Makes discharge recommendations appropriate to the child & their family in consideration of childs prognosis, role expectations, and knowledge of community resources (as designated in competency expectations).

Hours: after school/evening hours, would consider Saturday mornings


Formal Education and Job-Related Experience

Tact, initiative and judgment in the performance of duties.


AHA BLS Provider Certification required.


NJ Physical Therapy License or eligible. Valid NJ Driver's License (Inpatient).

Education and Experience - Additional Comments

Bachelors Degree with a major in Physical Therapy from an accredited program. Completion of a pediatric affiliation.

Job Specific Contacts

Direct contact with patients, families, nursing, therapists and other health and education professionals. May also include community groups and universities.

Physical Demands

Therapy suite. nursing unit.

Working Environment - Additional Comments

Physical stamina for lifting and therapeutic handling of patients.

Job Provides Direction To

Assigns work to and follows up for satisfactory completion of duties of physical therapy assistants, aides, orthotics technician and assists with student training.

Schedule Information

Schedule: Per Diem

Children's Specialized Hospital

150 New Providence Road
Mountainside, NJ 07092

Phone: (908) 301-5543

Fax: (908) 301-5543