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Memorial Healthcare System Physical Therapist I, Full Time - Days, RSC: Cypress Creek OP Rehab in Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Provides clinical expertise in the evaluation and treatment of patient populations for physical therapy needs. Contributes to the coordination of program and staff development.

Detailed responsibilities:

  • Performs and documents initial and ongoing assessments of patient's condition.

  • Designs and implements a plan of care which is appropriate to issues identified, required frequency of treatments, and involves the patient/family.

  • Educates and counsels patients and families regarding treatment plans and progress. Provides information regarding appropriate selection/use of adaptive equipment and support resources.

  • Supervises activities of physical therapy assistants, students and other support personnel.

  • Plans and/or assists with patient discharge from therapy services.

  • Develops and presents educational programs for peers, other disciplines and the community.

  • Attains and applies advanced knowledge, competencies, and training. Actively participates in discipline specific professional associations.

  • Leads performance improvement initiatives.

  • Functions as mentor, role model and resource for clinical skills, professional growth, patient advocacy and community service.

Competencies and skills:


  • STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR: Acts in a manner that supports the standards of communication, respect, privacy, and teamwork by demonstrating a commitment to professional and ethical conduct.

  • CUSTOMER SERVICE: Demonstrates commitment to service excellence by promptly addressing internal/external customer issues/requests, resolving concerns while maintaining a professional image and behavior to build and enhance the patient/family/customer experience.

  • ACCOUNTABILITY: Accepts ownership of job roles and specific assignments/goals; works independently, takes responsibility for own actions; admits mistakes and judgment errors; and accepts constructive feedback. Connects personal work results to the accomplishment of team and organizational goals.

  • RESPONDING TO CHANGE: Accepts change and adapts in a positive and productive manner; handles unexpected situations and changes in direction calmly and with confidence. Views new assignments and job responsibilities as an opportunity for growth.

  • DOCUMENTATION: Provides written/electronic record of details of patient care as appropriate to position, certification and skills.

  • EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION: Communicates effectively with various audiences using the most appropriate method for the situation.

  • PROBLEM SOLVING: Ability to identify, analyze and effectively solve problems.

  • PATIENT AND FAMILY CENTERED CARE: "Provides Patient and Family Centered Care to patients, families, visitors and internal customers"

  • CLINICAL POLICIES AND STANDARDS: Applies knowledge of clinical standards, policies, and procedures relevant to function and organization.



  • Bachelors

Education specialization:


  • Physical Therapy



  • BLS Certification

  • Physical Therapist License - FL

Education equivalent experience:



Other information:

Complexity of Work: Requires critical thinking skills, effective communication skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Required Work Experience: Three (3) years experience as a physical therapist and has meet and maintained the requirements of the Rehabilitative Services clinical ladder. Must be an Memorial Healthcare System employee for at least 6 months.

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.

Memorial Healthcare System is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

Memorial Healthcare System recruits, hires and promotes qualified candidates for employment opportunities without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any factor prohibited by law.

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