Physical Therapist

Equal Opportunity Employer

The mission of the Health Federation of Philadelphia is to promote health equity for marginalized communities by advancing access to high-quality, integrated, and comprehensive health and human services.  Health equity is at the heart of all our work. We believe in and are firmly committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status.  This commitment applies to all aspects of the Health Federation of Philadelphia’s employment practices, including recruiting, hiring, training, and promotion.

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health seeks a full-time Physical Therapist (PT) to serve as a member of the primary care team in a municipal health clinic. PT provides assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions for primary care patients of all ages, both walk-in and scheduled. PT manages and applies principles of preventative and therapeutic interventions for patients with acute and chronic conditions; develops treatment and behavior change modification plans for health maintenance activities; prescribes exercise, activity modification, education, and skill building for self-management including non-pharmacological pain management; and engages in trauma-informed, anti-disparate, and patient/family centered practices. PT serves patients in an Integrated Care capacity collaborating as needed with medical, behavioral health, and other providers. The employee has responsibility over the activities of the PT service; for securing and maintaining the patient’s engagement, safety, and quality of life; and for interprofessional coordination and communication.

• Fully licensed PT in the Sate of Pennsylvania
• 1 year experience
• Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position of this class

• 3 years of full-time experience
• Direct access certificate
• Ability to speak a language other than English
• Knowledge and experience with:
         o Collaborating within an interprofessional team
         o Populations underserved within the healthcare system
         o Chronic medical conditions
         o Mental health conditions
         o Patient/family centered care
         o Trauma-informed care
         o Anti-disparate practices
         o Substance use disorders
         o EHRs
         o Supervising the work of extended are providers

Position Type and Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, or as assigned. Possible evening hours once a week.

Salary and Benefits:  Our employees are our most valuable resource, so we offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, which can include:
• Medical with vision benefits
• Dental insurance
• Flexible spending accounts
• Life, AD&D and long-term care insurance
• Short- and long-term disability insurance
• 403(b) Retirement Plan, with a company contribution
• Paid time off including vacation, sick, personal and holiday
• Employee Assistance Program

Eligibility and participation is handled consistent with the plan documents and HFP policy.
The Health Federation reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the Company desires. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee assigned to this position. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties, including essential duties, responsibilities and/or skills to be performed by the employee occupying this position. This job description is not an employment contract, implied, or otherwise. The employment relationship remains “at will.” The aforementioned job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified disabled individuals.