Physical Therapist Resident at University of Miami in Miami, Florida

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

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The Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Miami is currently seeking a full time Physical Therapist Resident to work in Miami, FL. The Physical Therapist Resident assesses, plans, organizes, and participates in rehabilitative programs that assist patients and clients to improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.


  • Plans, prepares, or carries out individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain, and prevent physical dysfunction in patients.

  • Performs and documents initial examinations and evaluates data to identify problems and reach a diagnosis prior to intervention.

  • Records prognosis, treatment, response, and progress in patients' charts or appropriate database.

  • Reviews physicians' referrals and patients' medical records to help determine appropriate diagnosis and physical therapy treatment.

  • Instructs patients and families on how to continue treatment procedures at home.

  • Confers with the patients, medical practitioners, and other stakeholders to plan, implement, and assess intervention programs.

  • Administers manual exercise, massage or traction to help relieve pain, increase patient strength, and decrease or prevent deformity or crippling.

  • Provides educational information about physical therapy, injury prevention, ergonomics, and ways to promote health.

  • Evaluates effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit.

  • Tests, measures, and records patients' strength, motor development and function, sensory perception, functional capacity, and respiratory or circulatory efficiency.

  • 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.



Master's Degree in relevant field

Certification and Licensing:

Certification in relevant specialty or field


No experience needed

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 process and handle confidential information with discretion.

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

  • Commitment to the University's core values.

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


Department Specific Functions

Patient Care - 80% of time

  • Perform evaluation on new patients, establish goals and develop appropriate treatment plans with the patient in accordance with UMH patient care policies and based on standards of practice established by the APTA.

  • Provide physical therapy treatment in accordance with the established treatment plan effectively and efficiently. Demonstrate knowledge and ability to apply therapeutic principles and practices. Skillfully and safely progress patients through the levels of treatment within the maximum capabilities of the patient.

  • Document all evaluations, treatments, and other pertinent patient interactions in accordance with UMH policy.

  • Provide relevant education to the patient and/or family regarding the patient's condition and instruction for home activities.

  • Develop and maintain effective communication with the patient, family, and other members of the rehabilitation team.

  • Communicate with physicians and their staff by phone or in writing. Obtain necessary additional information and suggest revisions in treatment as appropriate.

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

  • Maintain a satisfactory level of productivity according to clinical standards and demonstrate willingness to adjust personal schedule in case of crisis and real clinic need.

  • Participate in quality and safety improvement activities as directed by the Department Director.

  • Orient, instruct and direct work activities for assistants and support personnel.

  • Supervise and instruct physical therapy students according to professional guidelines.

  • Actively pursue professional growth through affiliation with professional physical therapy associates, workshop attendance and conferences.

  • Understand and follow all UMH policies and procedures.

  • Perform other duties as directed by the Department Director.

Other Resident Responsibilities - 20% of time

  • Attend all didactic learning sessions and classes. Completion of assigned reading and written work is expected with product being of post-graduate DPT quality.

  • Attend all assigned mentorship hours with supervising Board Certified clinician (or OCS exam eligible program graduate) to discuss advanced evaluative and treatment techniques in a live patient care environment.

  • Complete all assigned written and live testing requirements.

  • Engage in thoughtful dialogue with residency faculty and peer residents.

  • Participate in assigned rotations for pro-bono clinic, supervising and guiding DPT students.

Department Specific Qualifications


Graduate from a program approved by the APTA.

Certification and Licensing:

Shall hold a current state license as applicable. The Physical Therapist resident shall be responsible for maintaining standards of professional and ethical practice according to ATPA guidelines in the full scope of physical therapy services.


No minimum experience required; new graduates will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

The Physical Therapist resident will provide effective and efficient rehabilitation in accordance with the APTA guidelines for physical therapy, and will participate in development of the services and programs provided by UMH and UHealth. Additionally, the resident will be involved in a concurrent didactic program in which advanced practice concepts will be taught in the classroom and mentored for skill refinement in the clinic.


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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