Physical Therapist - WS Surgery & Rehab Hospital - Outpatient Therapy

York, PA | Rehabilitation Services | Tracking Code: 57272

Position Summary:

40 hours/ 2 weeks

Must be flexible to work weekends and holidays and cross cover on post-surgical and inpatient units


General Summary:

 Under general supervision, provides physical therapy services at an intermediate to advanced skills level to individual patients according to the principles and practices of physical therapy and works collaboratively with interdisciplinary treatment team.



The following are essential job accountabilities:


  • Evaluates patient using diagnostic and prognostic muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests.
  • Plans individualized physical therapy program for each patient including exercises, therapeutic modalities and procedures.
  • Directs and supervises patient in active, active assisted, passive exercises, muscle re-education, and functional training using appropriate equipment as needed.
  • Provides instructions in therapeutic procedures to be continued by the patient.
  • Coordinates physical therapy activities in collaboration with the other members of the interdisciplinary team to facilitate achievement of goals established.
  • Conducts or participates in training medical and nursing personnel in physical therapy techniques and objectives.
  • Utilizes safe patient handling techniques for all patient transfers, lifts and positioning.
  • Provides supervision of PTAs and Rehab Aides as required by PA practice act.
  • Participates in mentoring of fellow staff and students as defined by clinical ladder.
  • Performs additional administrative duties as assigned, including, but not limited to, orientation, competency training, participation in peer/performance reviews and in-services.
  • Assists leadership team in program development and performance improvement.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population.  Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment.  Provides direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s).
  • Maintains patient record, as required by profession, with accurate documentation to support medical necessity and functional abilities.
  • Ensures the process design of established policies/procedures, objectives, quality management, safety, environment and infection control standards are utilized consistently.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops.
  • Acts as a role model in Red Rules compliance with a focus on hand hygiene and patient identifiers.
  • Collaborates with other team members to create a culture of patient centeredness and clinical excellence.
  • Utilizes SBAR as a standard method of communication in all aspects of patient care.
  • Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.





Required Skills

PT license

Required Experience

Experience in outpatient, inpatient and post-surgical settings strongly preferred

Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees, and 170 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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