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Sea Mar Community Health Centers was founded in 1978 with a single clinic in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle. Today, Sea Mar is Washington’s largest provider of community-based, comprehensive health care with over 35 medical clinics along the Puget Sound. We are looking for mission driven providers dedicated to serving underserved and diverse communities. 

Job Summary

Primary Care/Sports Medicine is a multidisciplinary state-of the-art center of diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and preventive education for Sea Mar patients with structural musculoskeletal problems and other rehabilitation needs. As part of a collaborative multidisciplinary team work side by side with physicians and other clinical staff to assess, plan, organize and implement Physical Therapy rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease.  In addition, address athletic-related conditions or injuries with the additional goals to prevent further injury, restore optimal function, and contribute to the enhancement of sports performance under the direction and guidance of Sports Medicine and Fellowship-trained physicians.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • The Physical Therapist (PT) will Work collaboratively in a proficient multicultural environment respecting the dignity, needs, and goals of all parties involved, addressing diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and preventive education with focus on serving underserved communities.
  • As directed by physicians or prescription, the Physical Therapist (PT) will design physical therapy treatment required to meet patient’s goals and needs.
  • The Physical Therapist (PT) will Provide quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluation and test results. Test and measure patient’s strength, motor development and function, sensory perception, functional capacity, or respiratory or circulatory efficiency and record data.
  • The Physical Therapist (PT) will Identify and document goals, anticipated progress and plans for reevaluation.  Confer with the patient, medical practitioners, or appropriate others to plan, implement, or assess the intervention. 
  • The Physical Therapist (PT) will help patient accomplish treatment plan and accept therapeutic devices by administering manual exercise, ambulatory functional activities, and daily-living activities and in using assistive and supportive devices, such as crutches, canes, and prostheses. Construct, maintain, or repair medical supportive devices.
  • The Physical Therapist (PT) will Evaluate effects of physical therapy treatments and fit of prosthetic and orthotic devices by observing, noting, and evaluating patient’s progress, recommending adjustments and modifications. 
  • The Physical Therapist (PT) will  administer physical therapy treatments by giving massages; initiating traction; applying physical agents, utilizing hydrotherapy tanks and whirlpool baths, moist packs, ultraviolet and infrared lamps, and ultrasound machines; directing treatments given by aides, technicians, and assistants.
  • The Physical Therapist (PT) will Record prognosis, treatment, response, and progress in patient’s charter or enter information into computer.
  • The Physical Therapist (PT) will Discharge patient from physical therapy when goals or projected outcomes have been attained and provide for appropriate follow-up care or referrals.
  • The Physical Therapist (PT) will Instruct patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home. Provide educational information about physical therapy, injury prevention, ergonomics or ways to promote health.
  • The Physical Therapist (PT) will Direct, supervise, assess and communication with supportive personnel.
  • The Physical Therapist (PT) will Teach physical therapy students or those in other health professions.
  • The Physical Therapist (PT) will Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations. Ensure operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • The Physical Therapist (PT) will Protect patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies.
  • The Physical Therapist (PT) will Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending education workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Demonstrate sound judgment in the evaluation, planning, implementation, and follow-up of Physical Therapy Programs.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in physical therapy with 3-5 years of experience. An advanced degree may be substituted for years of experience.
  • Experience in treatment of patients with musculoskeletal problems in outpatient setting preferred.
  • Washington State Physical Therapist License.

Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive Salary
  • Robust ancillary staff
  • Generous paid time off
  • Dental, medical, and vision benefits
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse and friendly team of compassionate providers!
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