Physical Therapist, Full-Time, University of Cininnati Medical Center

Job Description

Physical Therapist (PT), First Shift, Physical Therapy Department

UC Health is hiring a full-time Physical Therapist (PT) for the physical therapy department for the first shift at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

The Physical Therapist (PT) will support the Medical Centers physical therapy department and Level I Trauma Center, delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care and according to policy and procedures.

About University of Cincinnati Medical Center

As part of the Clifton Campus of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, University of Cincinnati Medical Center has served Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care team. Our experts utilize the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available, providing a level of specialty and subspecialty medical care that is not available anywhere else in Greater Cincinnati.

UC Medical Center is also home to medical breakthroughs- our physician experts conduct basic, translational and clinical research, leading to new therapies and care protocols, and connecting patients to the latest and most advanced treatments. UC Medical Center houses Greater Cincinnati's only Level I adult trauma center, which includes the right mix of specialist and medical resources available at a moment's notice for a wide variety of the most complex medical conditions and injuries.

Unit Details:

  • Team-oriented staffing with multiple co-worker resources
  • 724 licensed beds
  • Greater Cincinnati's only Level I adult trauma center


Job Responsibilities:
  • Engages in population appropriate communication. Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks. Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment. Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient. Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary. Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems. Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately. Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely. Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.
  • Selects appropriate therapeutic assessment tools Upon referral completes a functional comprehensive individualized assessment. Develops individualized treatment programs consistent with patient's diagnosis, status, and goals. Establishes goals/plans of care that include realistic and measurable goals in relation to the patients goals, diagnosis, prognosis, learning ability of patient/caregiver, physical/mental status and anticipated lifestyle Completes evaluations according to departmental policy. Evaluates for needed equipment and follow-up, if indicated.
  • Implements the treatment plan in collaboration with the treatment team Reassesses objective findings, including pain, per department policy. Delivers care in a professional and customer oriented manner Adheres to department safety standards. Develops appropriate treatment programs to progress toward goals and progresses programs appropriately Counsels patients and families regarding evaluation results, treatment plans/goals, proper body mechanics, and home exercises. Utilizes updated treatment techniques. Aware of and accommodating to walk-ins throughout the day.
  • Adheres to hospital / department policies Documentation is completed in a timely manner. Complies with all pertinent regulatory standards. Accurate and timely completion of charges.
  • Participates in department's performance improvement programs. Participates on performance improvement committees as assigned. Able to articulate outcomes and improvements. Participates in educational in-services/opportunities to advance clinical knowledge/competencies. Timely presentation of materials to associates. Completes mandatory education per hospital/department requirements. Active participation in mentoring and orientation to fellow associates and students, as indicated.
  • Accepts at least one student per year according to departmental needs and demand. Appropriate leadership and supervision of supportive / assistive staff. Adheres to the UC Health initiatives. Demonstrates time management skills. Meets productivity standards and makes productive use of work time. Attends department meetings / in-services and demonstrates professional behavior. Participates on committees for the benefit of the department and individual offices as found appropriate. Maintains a safe and clean environment. Uses Hospital information services appropriately. Follows UC Health and Human Resource policies. Maintains adequate inventory of supplies. Promotes a positive atmosphere.


  • Minimum Required: Degree in Physical Therapy from approved APTA School.
  • License to practice Physical Therapy or licensure eligible in the applicable state.
  • CPR Certification.
  • Minimum Required: Recently certified, licensed or graduates within past 12 months.
    • Preferred: 1 - 2 Years equivalent experience. ADULT: One year of experience preferred. Will consider a new graduate.
    • NICU: Three (3) years NICU/Acute care experience.
    • Customer service and interpersonal skills.

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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at