HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Physical Therapist - Acute in Austin, Texas

St. David’s Medical Centeris part of St. David’s HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized in 2014 with aMalcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Founded in 1924, St. David’s Medical Center is a full-service medical center offering comprehensive medical care at three locations—St. David’s Medical Center,Heart Hospital of AustinandSt. David’s Georgetown Hospital.

Located in central Austin, St. David’s Medical Center includes a 350-bed acute care hospital and a 64- bed rehabilitation hospital providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care. It is home to the internationally renownedTexas Cardiac Arrhythmia InstituteandSt. David’s Neuroscience & Spine Institute. The hospital provides a complete range of women’s services, including its acclaimed maternity unit, maternal-fetal medicine, a high-risk maternal and neonatal transport team, the region’s largest and most sophisticated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit andThe Breast Center; complex surgical services; a comprehensiveBariatric Surgery Center; and a 24-hour emergency department.

St. David’s Medical Center was named among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals byTruven Health Analyticsfrom 2010 to 2016. Truven also named St. David’s Medical Center to the list of 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in 2013, 2015 and 2016. The hospital earned a national distinction for patient safety fromThe Leapfrog Groupfrom 2012 to 2016, and it received the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence fromHealthgradesfor the fifth consecutive year, as well as Healthgrades’ 2016 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ for the second consecutive year.


Under the general supervision of the Physical Therapy or Clinical/Program Supervisor and according to professional standards evaluates, plans and executes patient's treatment program. Coordinates with the team, patient and family to develop a goal directed program. Must maintain accurate records of services provided. Responsible for following departmental procedures, maintaining professional standards and seeking professional growth.


  • Must be able to work independently, complete tasks without supervision and demonstrate independence with decision-making and problem solving in job related activities

  • Exhibits regular, predictable attendance in accordance with departmental policies and able to manage time demands effectively

  • Demonstrates flexibility to changing work environment or responsibilities and must be able to function in emergency situations

  • Exhibits professional and ethical conduct at all times and is courteous with patients, co-workers, family members, physicians and the general public

  • Appropriately handles confidential information regarding patient records

  • Must take initiative to set own schedule and patient related goals

  • Maintains a safe working environment, provides instruction to family, patients and other professionals and communicates effectively using written, verbal, computer and telephone communication

  • Uses a broad variety of small tools and electrical equipment and patient care appliances routinely to provide patient care

  • Population served may range from infant to geriatrics

  • Must pass competency checklists for all responsibilities outlined by departmental/program policy

  • Will participate and promote positive team interactions to ensure quality patient care and interdisciplinary collaboration

    Education Bachelor of Science or a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy


    Experience as a member of an interdisciplinary team with patients with a variety of diagnoses preferred

    Hospital experience preferred

    At least one year of experience as a Physical Therapist

License/Certification Current Texas license

Current CPR certification

Job: *Therapy & Rehabilitation

Title: Physical Therapist - Acute

Location: Texas-Austin-St. David%27s Medical Center

Requisition ID: 06676-62691