Physical Therapist - Outpatient - Orthopedics

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7220084 (Ref:ccf19939118)

Posted: February 20, 2024

Job Description

Physical Therapist Outpatient Orthopaedics PRN Lutheran Hospital Outpatient Physical Therapy in the vibrant Ohio City area of Cleveland. Outpatient Orthopedic experience preferred. Please state you specific availability in cover letter. Schedule Expectations: PRN hours will vary based on coverage needs. The Department is open M-TH 7am – 7pm. Friday 7am- 5pm There will be opportunity to pick up additional hours at various Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy locations in the western suburbs and Lorain County. Evaluates and conducts medically prescribed physical therapy treatment programs.


  • Performs initial and on-going assessments of patient's condition.
  • Establishes, revises and evaluates a plan of care which is appropriate to problems identified and involves the patient/family according to their capabilities and desires.
  • Performs therapy interventions utilizing standard physical therapy techniques and skills as appropriate for the age and condition of the patient.
  • Supervises activities of physical therapy assistants, students and other support personnel.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree or certificate required.


•Current State Licensure as a Physical Therapist (PT).
•Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through the American Heart Association (AHA).

Complexity of Work:

  • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment.

Work Experience:

  • Experience in the clinical area preferred.
  • Prior Pelvic Health experience highly preferred.
  • 1 year experience in outpatient orthopedic setting highly preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to walk and climb stairs without assistive device and to maintain balance despite sudden load in order to support patient from falling.
  • Ability to meet physical demands characterized at the heavy level defined by 1993 Leonard Matheson and Ministry of Labor.
  • Ability to lift and reach with arms sufficiently to lift patient's arm and leg during therapeutic treatment program.
  • Sensation of touch and manual dexterity to be able to palpate muscle tension or to monitor patient pulse.
  • Visual acuity to observe patient's gross and fine motor movements in order to analyze these movements and to read all patient monitors.
  • Ability to speak clearly enough to instruct patients and families.
  • Ability to hear at a conversational level to understand patient's description of symptoms and response to treatment.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required. 
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