Physical Therapist II- Sports Medicine

Silver Spring, Maryland-Silver Spring
Jul 30, 2021
Aug 17, 2021
Full Time
The Physical Therapist II will be responsible to provide advanced skill level physical therapy service to a wide spectrum of pediatric disabilities/diseases. Must be knowledgeable in therapeutic exercise, abnormal and normal development, and modalities such as hydrotherapy and electric therapy. Work collaboratively with leadership, and program manager to provide updates for clinical and administrative operations of Rehabilitation Program and specifically with Physical Therapy Department. Why join this team?

This position is located at FFC, the brand new, 11,000-square-foot facility, equipped with cutting edge cardiovascular, strengthening, and stability equipment that will facilitate the safest and highest level of rehabilitation for the youth athlete.

Opportunity to assist with the creation and development of programs focused on the adolescent athlete to include injury preventions, sports specific injury rehabilitation, and performance enhancement programs.

Specialized focus on the adolescent athlete with one on 1 patient care.

Ability to work in close proximity to state-of-the-art motion and gait analysis technology that will aid in evaluating and assessing precise movements

The ideal candidate will possess:

High level of clinical skills with expertise in providing best practice sports physical therapy, injury prevention, and return to play interventions for the young athlete.

Experience working with and providing care to the unique needs of the adolescent athlete.

Good interpersonal skills, motivated, and willing to work as a team to assist with creating and develop programs to benefit the adolescent athlete to include injury prevention, sports rehab, and performance enhancement.


Minimum Work Experience
4 years At least 4-5 Years of Pediatric experience and successful submission of Professional Ladder application. .

Required Licenses and Certifications
Physical Therapist
Must have DC licensure or licensure in treating jurisdiction.

Prefer Strength and Conditioning certification

Prefer Certified Sport Physical Therapy Specialist

Functional Accountabilities
Clinical Skills and Expertise
  • Evaluate and treat patients using appropriate frames of reference pursuant to practice acts.

  • Select reliable and valid assessment tools relevant to diagnosis, functional limitation and patient history.
  • Synthesize findings of evaluation to formulate valid and appropriate treatment plan and functional goal outcome.
  • Has evidence of advanced knowledge in a minimum of 3 core competency areas.
  • Recognize advanced competency in 1-2 clinical areas.
  • Present one case study and one evidence based practice inservice to department staff.


  • Comply with departmental policies and procedures for inpatient and outpatient documentation.

  • Ensure documentation of aides and students are reviewed and co-signed.


  • Act as an ongoing mentor to Level I staff, students and other health care professionals.

  • Assume primary or back up clinical instructor role for students.
  • Assist team to prioritize and plan daily treatment schedules and manage patient load.
  • Participate and enhance role of physical therapy in multidisciplinary clinics, programs and research.


  • Complete all administrative assignments to include billing, Beartime and requested operations input on time.

  • Participate in data collection on research projects and PI initiatives.
  • Identify need for change in current policies and procedures to reflect update in care and best practice.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification

  • Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met

  • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  • Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  • Receptive to others' ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  • Contribute to a positive work environment
  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  • Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  • Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  • Use resources efficiently
  • Search for less costly ways of doing things

  • Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  • Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  • Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  • Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  • Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Childrens National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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