Kaiser Permanente Physical Therapist NICU - Rehab Services, On Call (Sunnyside) in Clackamas, Oregon

Upon referral & in collaboration w/other members of the health care team, the PT uses clinical judgment skills to treat patients w/actual or potential health problems. The PT is responsible for implementing PT programs to prevent disability from immobilization, surgery, following disease, injury or loss of body part; to restore function & return patient to maximum potential. The PT will coordinate therapy activities w/other health care disciplines.

Essential Functions:- Delivers quality treatment programs to patients ranging in age from pediatric to geriatric in compliance w/competency checklists. Evaluates the physical status, functional abilities & age-specific needs of patients to determine the current level of functioning, self-care, self-responsibility, independence, & quality of life. Develops & implements a treatment plan which involves the patient, family & social support systems: identifies interventions to reach reasonable goals; coordinate & collaborates on treatment options; advocates to enhance patient's social support systems, facilitates environmental modifications, & creates new support systems. Integrates discharge planning early in treatment based on continuing assessments & stated expectations for achieving treatment goals & objectives. Provides treatments based on established departmental guidelines & protocols; demonstrates competency in managing patients based on competency checklists. Utilizes all equipment appropriately & safely per established protocols, manufacturer's' guidelines, & competency checklists.

  • Completes all chart documentation according to the criteria of the record review checklist.

  • Provides written documentation, departmental & interdepartmental, that is legible, complete, & timely.

  • Provides patient handouts that are effective & appropriate for patient understanding.

  • Maintains professional competency by attending continuing education applicable to the specific patient population treated.

  • Presents one in-srv per year to PT staff.

  • Supports organizational mission statement & goals.

  • Complies w/departmental safety precautions/procedures. PPD. CPR. Safety fair. Uses safety precautions when transferring patients.

  • Productivity: Demonstrates time Mgmt skills by meeting productivity standards, using patient treatment time effectively, & utilizing time between patient treatments efficiently. Coordinates therapy activities w/other health care disciplines when appropriate. Utilizes resources appropriately. Participates in maintaining a clean, safe, & organized Dept.

  • Responsibility: Performs duties in a professional manner demonstrating dependability, flexibility, & teamwork. Adheres to professional practice standards & guide for professional conduct. Maintains confidentiality of patient & employee medical info. Adapts to changes in assignments &/or new conditions in work environment. Actively participates in intradepartmental & interdepartmental efforts to ensure high quality, comprehensive care. Provides quality customer srv. Makes accommodations in daily work schedule to meet patient's needs. Interacts w/patients/families/other staff in a friendly & courteous manner. Complies w/Quality of Srv Behavior Guidelines. Demonstrates problem solving by taking ownership of patient & organizational problems & working to resolve them when they occur. Demonstrates initiative by independently beginning new projects &/or resolving departmental issues. Demonstrates leadership by volunteering & completing new projects &/or resolving departmental issues when needed. Demonstrates decision making by evaluating, establishing & adapting treatment plans & making recommendations to providers as needed to provide effective therapy.

  • Relationships: Communicates orally w/patients/families/caregivers, peers & Sup-vs in an appropriate & effective manner. Demonstrates professional interpersonal relationships w/fellow therapists, providers, & Sup-vs. Accepts supervision in an open & professional manner, & implements recommendations/suggestions. Communicates w/ patients/families/caregivers, providers, peers, & Sup-vs in written form that is appropriate & effective.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Experience with evaluation and treatment of acute orthopedic post-operative patients

  • Experience with evaluation and treatment of ICU patients

  • Experience with evaluation and treatment of acute general medical patients

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience providing pediatric care within the last five (5) years

  • Experience providing in-hospital direct newborn care in a NICU


  • Graduate of accredited program in physical therapy.

  • Recent graduate of an accredited physical therapy curriculum with a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree with certification in Physical Therapy acceptable.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Current Oregon OR Washington Physical Therapy license in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer. If not licensed at time of hire, an Oregon Temporary License or Washington Temporary Permit is required upon hire.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers within 60 days of hire.

  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) required prior to employment start date.

Additional Requirements:

  • Equipment operation.

  • Basic to moderate computer skills to complete documentation.

  • Basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in specialty.

  • Knowledge of patient assessment and treatment specific to patient load.

  • Orthopedic skills.

  • Group dynamics.

  • Equipment operation.

  • Minimumone (1)year of experience in acute or sub-acute environment

  • Experience with providing in-service education to team and other professionals as needed specific to acute rehab

  • Knowledge of post-op protocols

  • Completion of a NICU mentorship program


TITLE: Physical Therapist NICU - Rehab Services, On Call (Sunnyside)

LOCATION: Clackamas, Oregon


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.