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Physical Therapist at Nemours in Newark, Delaware

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own. 

Equity, diversity, and inclusion guide our growth and strategy.  We are looking for individuals who are passionate about, and committed to leading efforts to provide culturally relevant care, reducing health disparities, and helping build a diverse and inclusive team environment. All Nemours associates are expected to ensure that these philosophies are embedded in their day to day work with colleagues, patients and families.

We are currently looking for an experienced Pediatric Physical Therapist to join our team.  This will be full time position working 30 hours per week.  

To learn more about Physical Therapy at Nemours please click the link below.

Primary Function

Provides discipline specific patient examination, evaluation, intervention, documentation, parent/caregiver education, communication and coordination of care with medical/clinical staff and outside agencies as appropriate within the discipline specific scope of practice and the guidelines designated by the department and the Delaware Valley policies and procedures.  Actively participates in departmental education activities in order to expand knowledge of patient populations and evidence-based practice.

Essential Functions

  • Demonstrates proficiency in the care of all ages: pediatrics, adolescents, and adults;

  • Able to provide therapy services in accordance with discipline specific scope of practice to a variety of patient types with recognition of his/her own limitations while seeking appropriate mentorship as needed.

  • Completes timely documentation as required by departmental policy #7980.3.3, Joint Commission, and CARF standards. 

  • Attends meetings related to patient treatment and contributes to discussion as an interdisciplinary team member as appropriate.

  • Consults with other services, families, and outside agencies to recommend durable medical equipment, home/school modifications and transitional therapy program prior to discharge from therapy.

  • Maintains knowledge of and familiarity with insurance referral/authorization process and documentation requirements related to therapy services.

  • Completes all mandatory training which may include, but not limited to safety, infection control, corporate compliance, HIPAA, bioterrorism, CPR and program specific respiratory training.

  • Participates in weekend/holiday coverage rotation, including checking the code blue cart per guideline #7980.GL.24.

  • Team Work:  Participates in conflict identification and resolution.  Works cooperatively on multidisciplinary, single discipline, program specific and specialty teams. 

  • Assists in maintenance of department space and equipment.


  • DPT is required

  • Must Be eligible or have active Delaware PT license to start

  • Must hold a primary license (DE, PA, or NJ) A second license will be required for all clinical positions Must submit license or proof of application submission with 2 weeks of job acceptance, but this second license is not required to be active at the start of employment. All clinical staff will maintain dual licensure (DE, PA, NJ).

  • BLS certification Basic Life Support (within 6 months of date of hire) and must be maintained for duration of employment.

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.