Physical Therapist Per Diem - Inpatient

Capital Health Trenton , NJ 08601

Posted 2 weeks ago


Position #10381

Seeking Inpatient per diem Physical Therapists for weekday and weekend coverage. We offer competitive rates up to $75/hour for inpatient depending on the number of weekend hours worked.


  • Gathers and synthesizes data from patient/family, patient records, direct observation, and other healthcare providers.

  • Uses appropriate and thorough evaluation techniques and standardized testing as needed.

  • Works within the Scope of Services policy for Physical Therapy.

  • Develops treatment plans and establishes measurable goals for patients. Implements treatment plan utilizing appropriate treatment procedures, modalities, exercise programs, and manual techniques.

  • Instructs patients, families, and other caregivers in therapies and activities to improve the patient's level of function, facilitate discharge, and maximize carryover of home instructions.

  • Coordinates care with physicians, nurses, case managers, and other CH interdisciplinary team members. Coordinates with healthcare providers and others outside of CH when needed. This includes effective communication and advocacy for patients.

  • Ensures documentation is timely, including submission of attendance/charging records ("billing sheets"). Ensures documentation is complete and effective in communicating all essential aspects of care, including evaluation, care, attendance, and discharge of the patient.

  • Ensures documentation of time spent with patient is accurate and clear, and statistical data such as charging, is accurate and documentation of a patient encounter includes date and time. Ensures documentation of data, questionnaires and surveys measuring patient outcomes is complete, when required.

  • Participates in educational opportunities and self-directed learning.

  • Participates in committees, special projects, performance improvement (PI) activities, and presentations to community, including occasional participation in events outside of work hours as needed.

  • Takes responsibility for problems or issues related to patient care or department operations. Attempts to understand various points of view, employs positive problem solving techniques and works toward full resolution.

  • Demonstrates willingness to adapt to changing departmental demands. Shifts among campuses to fulfill patient needs, as required.


  • Graduation from accredited physical therapy school or education approved by NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.

  • One year experience preferred with patient populations specific to the position. e.g.: acute adult inpatient, adult outpatient, pediatric, etc.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Strong attention to detail; Knowledge of and ability to use computer or typewriter keyboard.

  • Physical Therapist License.

  • Frequent physical demands include: Standing , Walking , Pinching/fine motor activities Occasional physical demands include: Sitting , Climbing (e.g., stairs or ladders) , Carry objects , Push/Pull , Twisting , Bending , Reaching forward , Reaching overhead , Squat/kneel/crawl , Wrist position deviation , Keyboard use/repetitive motion Continuous physical demands include: Talk or Hear Lifting Floor to Waist 20 lbs. Lifting Waist Level and Above 50 lbs.

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