Acute Neurologic Physical Therapist

Professional - Clinical Kirkland, Washington

Department: Rehabilitation Therapies - Inpatient
Job Type: Full-Time Shift: Day/Evening
Hours/Week: 40
Req: 43965


EvergreenHealth is currently seeking an Acute Neurologic Physical Therapist to join our Inpatient Rehab Therapy team.

Our Team
Our tenured staff take pride in providing hands-on, one-on-one care utilizing the most recent, evidenced-based treatments and state of the art equipment moving each patient towards more purposeful activities of daily life. 

Our team includes physical, occupational and speech therapists – all with specialized training and experience working with neurological conditions inclusive of the following:

  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Brain injury
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome

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Job Summary
The Acute Neurologic Physical Therapist will provide assessment and treatment programs designed to return patients to their optimum functional level, in coordination with other team members.


  1. Performs individualized evaluation and ongoing assessment related to the patient’s condition, addressing special needs and behaviors. This will include, but is not limited to, assessment of range of motion, strength, mobility, coordination, transfers, gait, and other activities of daily living.
  2. Develops treatment goals, in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team, that are time specific and result in discharge of the patient to his home environment attaining the highest level of function possible.
  3. Develops the treatment plan and revises as necessary from the goals set by the interdisciplinary team in coordination with the physician, the patient, and the family.
  4. Assumes responsibility for instruction and supervision of Therapy Aides in patient care activities as appropriate within hospital policies and procedures and medical regulations.

In partnership with the University of Washington/Evergreen Health Medical Center’s Neurological Physical Therapy Residency program the Acute Neurologic Physical Therapist will also be responsible for participating in clinical education of the resident during the acute care rotation of the residency.

License, Certification, Education or Experience:

REQUIRED for the position: Licensed as a Physical Therapist in the State of Washington Baccalaureate, Master’s Degree, or certificate in Physical Therapy Current Healthcare Provider BLS certification by date of hire Knowledge and training in the special needs of patients from young adult to geriatric ages and is responsible for the needs associated with these groups.

DESIRED for the position: 2 years of experience in acute care and/or rehabilitative center Member of a professional organization. NCS certification.