Physical Therapist

Job ID 288960
Per Diem
555 Lackawanna Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503

Job Description

 Per Diem Opportunity for an Experienced Outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapist for Scranton, PA

At NovaCare every physical therapist's journey becomes a testament to excellence, innovation, and life-changing patient care. We are here to nurture your growth and champion your aspirations. We take pride in creating an exceptional patient experience, helping all of our patients get back to athletics, work, life and the things they love.

Our Scranton/Wilkes-Barre outpatient physical therapy centers are looking for a passionate and driven licensed Physical Therapists. Seize the opportunity to join our highly trained and respected physical therapy team that provides preventative and rehabilitative services that help improve the quality of life for the community in which they live and work. 

Schedule: Per diem.  Hours available during the day and evenings. Position will be based out of Plains but also covery Scranton as needed.

Compensation: Hourly rate is $45-$55/hr based on your experience. 

 

Benefits and Incentives (for per diem employees:

  • Company matching 401(k) once you have worked 1000 hours with us. 
  • Extensive Internal Continuing Education Program with over 300 APTA accredited courses free to you each year. 

Why Join Our Team:

  • Outlined and defined mentorship program
  • Clinical Support (locally and nationally: speakers & journal clubs)
  • Dedicated career paths for clinical and professional growth
  • Paid National certifications (COMT, dry needling, blood flow restriction, pelvic, Graston, KT tape, and more)
  • Specialties offered nationwide: aquatic, vestibular, concussion management, sports medicine, pelvic health, oncology rehab, hand therapy, pediatrics, lymphedema, neurological, and FCE/work conditioning.
  • 1900 centers in 39 states, offering internal movement

Responsibilities

  • Implements, with minimal supervision, high quality physical therapy services for patients, caregivers and facilities in accordance with the principals and practices of physical therapy and with Select Medical policies and procedures.
  • Develops treatment plans, supervises assistants and aides, contributes to case management, and provides quality patient care.
  • Maintains positive level of interaction with facilities and clients. Enhances and expands client relations with facilities and their staff.
  • In states where permitted: document in charts using accepted medical terminology and format.

Qualifications

Required Credentials:

  • Must have Direct Access and recent outpatient orthopedic experience to be eligible.  
  • A valid state license (where applicable), registration or certification as a Physical Therapist.
  • State license and/or certification must be valid in the state in which the individual will practice.
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification

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 and in the community.
  • 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.