Physical Therapist- Outpatient Orthopedics Per Diem in Howard County

Per Diem
6100 Daylong Lane
Clarksville, MD 21029
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Job Description

Physical Therapists for Howard County

Outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapist

Per Diem or PRN Hours Available

NovaCare Rehabilitation  is seeking local per diem and PRN Physical Therapist for our Howard County and surrounding outpatient orthopedic centers. We have teams in  Clarksville (River Hill) Columbia, and Olney  preparing for coverage needs. Per diem is as needed for vacation coverage, illness, emergencies or caseload influx. There are no set hours for PRN with initial coverage needs pointing to our Clarksville center. We are unable to consider new graduate PTs. At least one year of recent experience in an OP ortho setting is required to be considered. Flexibility and dependability are key.

We are NovaCare throughout Maryland and open as early as 7AM with latest area center closing at 8PM weekdays only. Our last patient is scheduled an hour prior to close. Our clinicians average 10-12 patients in an eight hour day with 60 minute evals and 45 minute visits. Our physical therapists treat a diverse caseload of teens through geriatrics that will include general ortho, industrial, vestibular, concussion, neuro, oncology, fall prevention, hand therapy, and dry needling rehabilitative services. NovaCare's highly trained and respected clinical team provides treatment services that maximize functionality and promote the best optimal outcomes for our patients. We take pride in creating and exceptional patient experience, helping all of our patients get back to athletics, work, life and the things they love. 

Medical benefits are unavailable for per diem PTs, but we CAN discuss your participation with our local CEU accrediting courses once you are on board. 

Full time opportunities are available- INQUIRE!

For Details Contact:

Shanel Green

Sr. Regional Recruiter- Outpatient Division

NovaCare Rehabilitation 

610-223-5944 Cell

[email protected]

At NovaCare, a division of Select Medical, we deliver quality in all that we do. We treat each other with respect and promote a positive environment where people feel valued. At NovaCare, we encourage dialogue that fosters inclusivity and growth. We are honest and open in our relationships and straightforward in our communications. At NovaCare, we work together to achieve our company objectives. 



  • Understand appropriate state practice acts and adhere to the laws which govern how physical therapists may practice and whom physical therapists may supervise.
  • Complete and maintain all corporate & clinical services required training and maintain compliance with state/local/federal regulations.
  • Evaluate, treat, and direct treatment for patients for whom physical therapy is medically necessary and document this need clearly.
  • Maintain open and respectful communication with co-workers, physicians, patients, family members, and third-party payors at all times.
  • Attend and/or participate in facility meetings as directed by the center manager.


Required Credentials:

  • Successful completion of those educational requirements as mandated for state licensure or eligibility for a license in Physical Therapy.
  • Current State licensure or eligibility for licensure in the State of practice.
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification required.


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift patients using biomedical techniques frequently throughout the course of a work day/shift. Must be capable of easily lifting fifty (50) pounds of weight alone.
  • Ability to walk, bend, stand, and reach constantly during a work day/shift.
  • Visual acuity (near and distant) sufficient to maintain accurate records, recognize people, and understand written direction.
  • Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand and give directions.
  • Ability to push wheeled equipment throughout the facility.
  • Fine motor skills adequate for scheduling and preparing patients, equipment, and supplies for treatment.
  • Ability to participate in sustained activities for many hours in duration in accordance with state labor laws.

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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