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

JOB SUMMARY: Serves as leader of change agent. Performs patient evaluations and administers interventions in department or ambulatory clinics. Performs related duties such as departmental performance improvement and clinical education, and serves as clinical supervisors to assistant and support personnel. Also serves as specialist to program or product line. Adheres to practice act, regulations and rules, departmental policy and procedure, and documentation and reimbursement rules applicable to ambulatory care. Manages patient appointment system and work with front office on service authorization, certification and recertification. Demonstrates competence to adapt work and customer service to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, safety and other developmental needs of patients.


1. Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Transitional DPT or PhD in Physical Therapy. Current Texas license. Specialty Certification. Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program.

2. Work Experience (Years and Area): Four (4) Years Work Experience as a PT. Will accept minimum 1 year experience as an PT with 6 years' experience as a PTA for candidates having experience as a PTA and have completed a bridge program to be licensed as an PT. Half (1/2) credit given for prior PTA experience, cap at 5 years of experience.

3. Equipment Operated: Competency in Physical Therapy Equipment

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Check Applicable Areas)
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: Previous work experience or internship in ambulatory setting is preferred.

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