Physical Therapist - Sports Medicine - Therapy- Canal Winche
Nationwide Children's Hospital
 Canal Winchester, OH


Full time position

Benefits eligible

Location: Canal Winchester

We are seeking a Physical Therapist - The Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapist is responsible for evaluating pediatric and select adult patients for physical therapy as a result of a sports and/or orthopedic injury; administering treatment; fabricating or recommending splints/orthotics; documenting evaluation results or patient progress, and providing patient and family education. Demonstrates competence defined (*) in Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy competencies for providing age appropriate services to patients from the age of 6 to 21 years, and select adult patients.


Why Nationwide Children's Hospital?

The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children's Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

Here, Everyone Matters. We're 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we'll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children's badge what they do for a living. They'll tell you it's More Than a Job. It's a calling. It's a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

Nationwide Children's Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.

What will you be doing?

  • Evaluates patients with sports and orthopedic diagnoses to determine functional status using standardized measures or clinical observations; identifies patient's strengths and deficits; establish goals; and develops an individualized treatment plan incorporating patient and family needs.
  • Administers therapeutic treatment to patients with functional deficits to provide optimal function and independence; utilizes modalities and other treatment techniques to meet each patient's specific needs and achieve therapy goals; observes progress and/or changes in patient's condition and modifies treatment plan accordingly.
  • Fabricates, recommends or provides orthotics to maintain functional body joint positions and improve functional mobility. Fits patient and instructs patient and family on use of item.
  • Educates parents on their child's goals and therapy plan; instructs patients and parents on therapeutic activities to follow while at home; documents instruction; and evaluates ongoing compliance and understanding.
  • Documents patient's evaluation results, objective status, progress toward goals, treatment plan, and recommendations in compliance with documentation requirements of the hospital and accrediting associations; utilizes appropriate computerized or standardized documentation methods, as applicable to caseload.
  • Communicates patient's status and collaborates with physicians, third-party payers, and relevant healthcare providers.
  • Maintains the administrative functions of individual caseload, including scheduling patients for treatment, entering daily patient charges, and submitting timely documentation to appropriate parties.
  • Recommends and secures patient referrals to community agencies to ensure patient continues to receive needed and appropriate services after discharge.
  • Conducts formal and informal Physical Therapy educational programs for the hospital staff, students, and community. Delegates to students from accredited programs, licensed physical therapist assistants, and unlicensed personnel, supervising care provided.
  • Adheres to the department productivity standards.
  • Performs miscellaneous duties assigned.


What are we looking for?

  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy; State of Ohio Licensure.
  • Previous physical therapy work experience in a pediatric/adult sports and orthopedic setting preferred or clinical affiliation in the area of sports and orthopedics.
  • Competent in all sports and orthopedic competencies.
  • MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: frequency as Constantly (67-100%), Frequently (34-66%) and Occasionally (0-33%) for each requirement. Also note any lifting requirements with pound limit.Sitting Occasionally Talking on phone/in person Constantly Typing on a keyboard Constantly Standing/walking ConstantlyIndependently lifting/Carrying up to 15 pounds Constantly Independently lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds Occasionally The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.

Your Benefits, Your Wellness:

As an employer, Nationwide Children's recognizes the importance of the benefits we offer. We also recognize the importance of balancing your work and personal needs. Our benefits and Employee Wellness package is designed to:

  • Empower you to be a conscientious health care consumer through educational and wellness activities
  • Establish a work environment that promotes health and well-being
  • Support your financial protection and security in retirement
  • Most of our positions are benefits' eligible from day 1.

EOE M/F/Disability/Vet