Physical Therapist III at University of Miami in Miami, Florida

Posted in Other 15 days ago.

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The Department of Physical Therapy has an exciting opportunity for a full time Physical Therapist III to work in Miami, FL. The Physical Therapist III provides effective and efficient rehabilitation services to patients and clients in accordance with the APTA guidelines for physical therapy. The Physical Therapist III collaborates with healthcare teams that include physicians, occupational therapists, and psychologists.


  • Performs evaluations of new patients to include the establishment of goals and appropriate treatment plans.

  • Progresses patients through different levels of treatment within the patient's maximum capabilities.

  • Documents all evaluations, treatments, and other pertinent patient interactions.

  • Provides relevant education to patients and families regarding medical conditions.

  • Maintains effective communication with all members of the rehabilitation team.

  • Communicates with physicians and their staff to obtain additional information and suggests revisions in treatment.

  • Participates in quality and safety improvement activities.

  • Orients, instructs, and directs work activities for assistants and support personnel.

  • Supervises and instructs physical therapy students according to professional guidelines.

  • Provides or participates in educational programs for staff, patients, and the community at large.

  • Represents the University at non-departmental conferences and seminars.

  • Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.



Doctoral degree in relevant field

Certification and Licensing:

Certification in relevant specialty or field


  • 10 years of relevant experience

Department Specific Qualifications


Doctoral degree in physical therapy

Certification and Licensing:

Licensure in physical therapy


  • 10 years of relevant experience

  • Board Certification through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS) or specialty certification through an approved program

  • Track record of presenting educational material - 5 internal presentations to a physical therapy or rehabilitation department, plus 5 external presentations delivered to other departments within UM or the larger community.

  • Classroom support activity or student instruction, community outreach, research project participation, leadership service or program development

Department Specific Functions


  • Utilizes treatment tools and equipment in a safe and effective manner.

  • Walker, crutches, cane, wheelchair, lift equipment, hospital beds, commodes, goniometer, traction units, ultrasound machine, electrical stimulation machines, iontophoresis, vasopneumatic pump, cuff weights, pulley weights, isokinetic exercise equipment, and general office equipment (telephone, computer, facsimile machine, and copier).

  • Maintains a satisfactory level of productivity and demonstrates willingness to adjust personal schedule in case of crisis or real clinic need.

  • Participates in program development in specialty area to equip the team in meeting departmental and organizational service needs.

  • Attends and participates in Grand Rounds to represent the Department of Physical Therapy and acquire information from our larger medical community to disseminate relevant information for staff development and service delivery.

  • Participate in mentorship of residents for advanced clinical training.

  • Participation in community outreach event (educational, promotional, service) - while employed at UM*

  • Involvement in university-based research activity such as data collection or literature review for an official project.

  • Leadership role or active involvement in quality assurance initiatives

  • Significant role in Program Development and/or marketing that supports departmental vision, as directed by Department Vice Chair for Clinical Services.

  • Participate in data collection and/or publishing effort for peer review journal articles upon request.

  • Participation or leadership role in local, state or national professional association.

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.

  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.

  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and according to HIPPA requirements.

  • Ability to work evenings, nights, weekends and holidays as necessary.

  • Commitment to the University's core values.

  • Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.


The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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