Physical Therapist

Full Time Regular
3504 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204
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Job Description

Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation 

Dallas, Tx


 Physical Therapist - Full Time


Select Medical complies with state and federal wage and hour laws. Compensation depends upon candidate’s years of experience and internal equity. Minimum Salary: $75,920.

We're actively seeking a Physical Therapist to join our dynamic Transdisciplinary Neuro Transitional Rehabilitation team.  As a Physical Therapist on our team you will have the unique opportunity to be involved in our holistic and individualized approach. You will be an integral part of delivering expected outcomes to help serve individuals with TBI, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury and other neurological diseases patients return home, work, school and the community.  SCI, TBI, Stroke, and Post-Acute Neuro Rehabilitation experience a plus. 

This position is located at our beautiful brand facility, located next to our Downtown Dallas Rehabilitation hospital on the BUMC campus. Our New Neuro Transitional Rehab is for patients that need additional intense rehabilitation before they go home. 

Benefits of being a therapist with us:

  • Latest rehab technologies
  • Engaged and team-oriented culture
  • High success rates of patients being discharged home
  • Clinical ladders to develop our therapists
  • Full-benefits package (Including medical, dental, vision, 401k, life insurance, short and long term disability, and tuition assistance)
  • A network of over 50K employees nationwide with relocation and advancement opportunities 
  • This position qualifies for our Loan Repayment Assistance program- full-time employees are eligible after their first 90 days


Position Summary

Evaluates all assigned patients and develops, implements and modifies the plan of care in accordance with the patient’s needs and collaboration with the transdisciplinary team. Responsible for directed transfer of skills learned by patients during formal therapy into the evenings, weekends and community through team collaboration, communication and training of the Neuro Rehab Coaches. Serves as a primary therapist for assigned patients and works within a transdisciplinary team philosophy. Delivers therapy across multiple environments, modifying the structure and stimuli to maximize patient success. Serves as an educator of patients, families, students, coworkers and self. Performs other professional duties associated with the care of the patient and enhancement of the Neuro Transitional Rehabilitation program.

  • Completes a comprehensive evaluation on assigned patients according to Neuro Transitional Rehab (NTR) guidelines for timeliness and completeness. Incorporates appropriate standardized testing, required NTR standardized outcome measures, NTR functional neuro evaluation, interest inventory, and functional needs assessment per NTR policy.    
  • Utilizes clinical reasoning, evidence based practice and team collaboration to develop appropriate plan of care identifying patient strengths and impairments.  Develops long term and short term goals within the appropriate domain(s) to meet expected outcomes both within the community and home.  Identifies the expected level of assistance and supervision to be achieved within the predicted length of stay. 
  • Actively participates in team conferences and family conferences, collaborating with the transdisciplinary team to identify, plan and educate on the following: patient strengths and impairments, creative solutions to overcome barriers, patient progress, home modification recommendations, special equipment needs and any changes to the expected outcomes.  Receives feedback from family regarding goals, progress and meaningfulness.    
  • Ongoing participation in discharge planning to facilitate a safe discharge home.  Identifies the time frame needed for family training in the facility and completes the training as needed. Completes a home evaluation as needed prior to discharge to identify safety hazards, home modifications and equipment needed.  Collaborates with the transdisciplinary team to recommend discharge services and resources.
  • Ongoing participation in discharge planning to facilitate a safe discharge home.  Identifies the time frame needed for family training in the facility and completes the training as needed. Completes a home evaluation as needed prior to discharge to identify safety hazards, home modifications and equipment needed.  Collaborates with the transdisciplinary team to recommend discharge services and resources. 
  • Demonstrates flexibility in all aspects of caseload management including accepting coverage and problem solving to effectively and efficiently manages individual, concurrent, and group treatment sessions based on patient care needs. 
  • Serves as the Primary Therapist for assigned patients, ensuring cognitive impairments are addressed using errorless learning as needed and incorporating evidence based practice across appropriate domains.  Ensures weekly functional activities are prepared and the weekly patient schedule is complete and includes meaningful activities. Completes weekly appointment physician follow ups  and provides regular written feedback in patient notebook.     
  • Completes medical record documentation in a clear, concise, accurate and timely manner, inclusive of assessments, daily activities progress notes,  weekly goal summary updates, residential recommendations and discharge recommendations etc.  Completes charge entry using approved formats in compliance with state, federal guidelines and in accordance with NTR policies and procedures. Ensures care is provided under signed, valid physician orders and within insurance approval, as indicated and necessary for clinical care of the patient.
  • Participates in student program as assigned and appropriate, providing a positive learning environment for students with appropriate supervision, development of learning objectives and completion of student evaluations. 
  • Actively creates an individualized professional development plan with clinical management. Identifies and initiates own professional growth, actively pursuing professional development through continuing education, self study and involvement in professional activities and organizations.  Applies learned information in order to meet the strategic objectives of the organization.
  • Actively participates in patient and professional advocacy efforts that may include lobbying activities, health fairs, community level events, professional memberships, fundraising/charitable activities
  • Adheres to discipline specific State Practice Act and other regulatory agencies.  Maintains professional licensure in good standing and completes all state mandated continuing education requirements.  Performs in an ethical manner in accordance with discipline specific professional code of conduct. 
  • Understands the organization’s performance improvement methodology to improve quality of services provided.  Demonstrates awareness of organizational performance improvement initiatives and follows through with the action plans.  Offers feedback through staff meetings, focus groups, direct supervisor and informal conversation in order to maximize performance improvement outcomes.  
  • Occasionally transports patients on community outings.
  • Performs other duties as requested.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Current state licensure or eligibility for state licensure as a Physical Therapist required.
  • Certified BLS or completion in the first 90 days of employment required.
  • Current State Driver's License in good standing required 
  • One or more years of clinical experience with neuro rehabilitation or neuro transitional experience required. 

Additional Data

**Select Medical is committed to having a workforce that reflects diversity at all levels and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.


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