Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
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Physical Therapist (Per-Diem)
at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
- Job ID
- Regular Per-Diem
- Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.
Working under the general direction of the Physical Therapy Manager and in partnership with the rest of the Physical Therapy team, the Physical Therapist (Per-Diem) is responsible for performing clinical duties as a licensed physical therapist, specializing in the needs of oncology patients and other diagnoses treated at the SCCA. This position's primary purpose is to provide vacation and sick leave coverage for regularly scheduled staff.
Under the general direction of the Physical Therapy Manager, the Physical Therapist (Per-Diem) is responsible for clinical duties in the physical therapy department as follows:
- evaluating, planning and administering treatment to SCCA patients with problems related to neuromuscular and musculoskeletal systems
- administering and interpreting tests and measurements of muscle strength, coordination, range of motion, and respiratory and circulatory efficiency
- instructing patients and their families in the care and use of wheelchairs, braces, canes, crutches and other devices
- maintaining patient records, including writing initial evaluations, progress notes, discharge summaries, and home programs
- devising special tools and treatment for the specific needs of patients
- evaluating treatment goals and progress; serving as a clinical resource for all SCCA departments and clinicians.
- Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy program
- Masters degree from an accredited Physical Therapy program
- Licensed as a physical therapist by the WA State Department of Health
- Minimum of two years of physical therapy experience required with additional expertise in oncology highly preferred.
- Experience in providing physical therapy to general oncology/hematology and bone marrow /stem cell transplant patients
- Experience with pediatric patients (>12 years)
- Certified Lymphedema Therapist
- APTA Certified Clinical Instructor
- Clinical PT experience