Pediatric Physical Therapist - Portland, Oregon

Posted: Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The Child Development and Rehabilitation Center (CDRC) at Doernbecher Children's Hospital at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR has a current faculty position opening for a full time pediatric physical therapist with specific interest and expertise in children with complex conditions and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Further, applicants with specific expertise to children with a diagnosis of spina bifida, experience in bilingualism, individuals with diverse backgrounds, and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply.

Please see the link for more information and to apply online. The position will be posted for 30 days (until 8/1/2020)

Please contact Nancy Durben (PT Department Director) at [email protected] for more information about this position.


Department Overview

The Institute on Development and Disability within the Department of Pediatrics at OHSU works with patients, families, clinicians, researchers and many other professionals to meet the goal of improving the lives of people with disabilities.

We perform research and care to support every patient, from premature babies to older adults, facing changes in life due to the onset of disabling conditions. With more than 100 years of practice, we understand how to best meet the needs of our patients and their families in Oregon and beyond.

We embrace the right of people with disabilities to determine the course of their lives and to live as fully integrated, contributing members of their communities. Our efforts are developed with those values in mind, and we welcome your feedback and participation to help ensure we are most effective in our endeavor


Function/Duties of Position

This position is under the administration of the Director of the Institute on Development & Disability and the CDRC Discipline Director of Physical Therapy. The duties of this position are in support of the missions, goals, and objectives of OHSU and the IDD, inclusive of teaching, research, and service. The physical therapist (PT) in this position will function as a clinical leader in his/her areas of expertise, and contribute to program development and quality improvement.

The specific duties of this position include:

Clinical Service (100%)

Direct Clinical (80%): The physical therapist in this position will provide physical therapy diagnostic evaluation, treatment and consultative services for patients of the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center, participating in CDRC's interdisciplinary clinics. The PT will be responsible for evaluation, team collaboration, and family feedback. The PT will conduct single discipline evaluations and treatment for referred patients. The PT will participate in clinical education of pre-licensure physical therapy students, mentoring of the pediatric physical therapy resident, and participate in the education of other practicum students, interns, residents and fellows who participate in training in the CDRC programs.

Indirect Clinical (20%): The PT in this position ensures timely completion of clinical documentation and responsiveness to clinical requests. The PT participates in other activities appropriate to the discipline, and consistent with the mission and goals of IDD, CDRC and OHSU. Such activities include, but are not limited to, clinical documentation, consultation and technical assistance to families, community agencies and providers, serving on agency and university committees, and participation in departmental meetings and in-service presentations. Additional activities may include engaging in research appropriate to physical therapy, including collaborative research with other faculty.


Required Qualifications

  • The Physical Therapist will hold a minimum of a master degree in PT.
  • The candidate will have graduated from an accredited school of physical therapy, and will hold an Oregon license to practice physical therapy.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Prefer a PT with a minimum of two years pediatric clinical experience serving children with complex conditions.
  • Prefer a PT with experience working on interdisciplinary teams, using a family-centered model of care.
  • Prefer a PT committed to training and a spirit of inquiry.


All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or [email protected]