Job Description


Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements

Completes planned program of post-professional clinical and didactic education provided by HCHD for physical therapists that is designed to significantly advance the physical therapist resident's preparation as a provider of patient care services in the area of orthopedic and neurologic clinical practice. The residency program combines opportunities for ongoing clinical supervision and mentoring with a theoretical basis for advanced practice and scientific inquiry.
The resident performs patient management services including evaluation, treatment, and referral, supervises support personnel, and performs related duties such as participation in rounds, clinics, departmental performance improvement, and clinical education in accordance with state practice act, applicable regulations, and departmental policy and procedure. Demonstrates competence to adapt to work and customer service to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, safety and other developmental needs of patients served by the department.

1.Education/Specialized Training/Licensure:MS, DPT, or PhD in physical therapy or work equivalent Eligible or current Texas License; Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program.
2.Work Experience (Years and Area):None required.
3.Management Experience (Years and Area):None required.
4.Equipment Operated:Competency in Physical Therapy Equipment

1.Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking)
Bilingual Skills Required: No Languages: Spanish, Vietnamese preferred
Writing /Composing (Correspondence/Reports)

2. Other Skills:
Analytical, CRT, Medical Terms, Research, P.C., MS Word

3. Work Schedule: Flexible

4. Other Requirements:Membership in the American Physical Therapy Association is preferred.

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