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Providence Health & Services Physical Therapist in Vancouver, Washington


Providence is calling a Physical Therapist (1.0 FTE, Days) to Vancouver Medical Plaza in Vancouver, OR.

We are seeking a Physical Therapist who will manage and provides skilled physical therapy to patients/clients with a wide variety of diagnoses and disabilities, taking into account the individual patient special physical or age-related needs. Requires skills in patient/client evaluation and treatment, as well as professional consultations to achieve maximum patient/client independence in accordance with the individual functional level and potential.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Provides appropriate, timely and effective evaluation and re-evaluation of patients:

  • Evaluates patient/client current physical status and develops individualized, measurable and functional treatment goals and establishes interventions as appropriate to patient age, condition, diagnosis, response to treatment and learning needs.

  • Incorporates patient and family as appropriate in goal setting.

  • Re-evaluates and updates goals in a timely manner.

  • Plans and implements a comprehensive and individualized physical therapy treatment plan:

  • Modifies and progresses the program in response to changing patient/client needs.

  • Instructs patient/client and caregivers to assist in achieving treatment goals.

  • Terminates treatment as appropriate in relation to patient/client’s age, condition, diagnosis and functional performance / outcome expectations and discharge criteria.

  • Communicates frequently and effectively in the professional environment with patients, caregivers and others:

  • Provides and maintains accurate, thorough, legible and timely patient related documentation, handwritten and/or computerized, in accordance with department policy and procedure.

  • Communicates frequently and effectively with others involved in patient/client’s care regarding scheduling, treatment plans, progress and discharge planning.

  • Provides non-patient related documentation accurately and in a timely manner to Manager /Lead.

  • Maintains positive working relationships.

  • Demonstrates professional behavior and pursues professional development:

  • Maintains and enhances personal expertise through appropriate professional educational experiences.

  • Maintains required hospital and department competency in environment of care, age-related care, CPR and other required system trainings.

  • Maintains a high standard of professional accountability with respect to appearance, demeanor, safety, ethical and legal issues.

  • Provides a comfortable, orderly, clean, and safe work environment.

  • Keeps informed of health care issues, changing department procedures, and other department information by attending staff/team meetings and/or reading staff meeting minutes, e-mails and newsletters.

  • Enhances personal professional growth by establishing individual goals, providing in-services to others, participating in community activities, and contributing to program development.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's, master's, or doctorate degree from an accredited Physical Therapy Program

  • Current Physical Therapy licensure through the State of Oregon, -or-

  • Temporary license if new graduate awaiting licensing exam results

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA-BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification -or- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation/automated external defibrillator (CPR/AED) for medical professionalswithin 30 days of hire

  • Occasionally a position will require specialized physical therapy training - or- experience to meet a particular department need

  • National Provider Identifier (NPI).

  • For PL540 (PCC) & PL580 (BNC) ONLY- In compliance with company policy and state regulations, a Department of Human Services (DHS) background check is required for this position.

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Physical Therapy

Location: Washington-Vancouver

Req ID: 243711