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Physical Therapist - Pool

Inglis enables people with disabilities – and those who care for them – to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest. The Physical Therapist has the primary responsibility to evaluate, plan, and provide comprehensive treatment plan aimed at maximizing resident’s independence and quality of life.  Evaluates outcomes and makes modifications to treatment plan as indicated.  Responds to physician consults and provides all services in accordance with physician prescription.  Screens residents and determines need for Physical Therapy services.  Supervises and delegates duties to Certified Physical Therapy Assistant and Rehab/Restorative aide.  Collaborates with interdisciplinary team and resident families to ensure provision of quality care. Plans and conducts therapy and treatment programs in accordance with physician’s prescriptions. Makes recommendations regarding equipment modification. Evaluates and records resident progress. Counsels resident, caregivers and family regarding resident status. Oversees activities of Physical Therapy support staff. Assists in program scheduling. Cooperates with other Inglis House staff to ensure level of resident care is maintained.  All essential job responsibilities will be executed in accordance with Inglis Administrative policies and compliance/ethics guidelines.

Education & Experience:

In addition to the necessary skills and experience to perform the responsibilities outlined above, there are many traits that a successful candidate will possess.  

  • Physical Therapy degree from a recognized and accredited institution is required. Experience preferred; however, new grads are welcome to apply. 
  • At least one year of clinical experience preferred with outstanding clinical skills and/or exceptional interest in the treatment of individuals with neurologic conditions demonstrated by program development, clinical education, research or patient care.
  • CPR certification required.
  • Valid Pennsylvania license in Physical Therapy. 

Essential Functions, Qualifications & Skills:

Clinical Skills

  • Demonstrates understanding of relevant neurological and orthopedic conditions and disease management strategies. 
  • Consults with the resident, caregivers, and family to obtain information about health, associated history, previous interventions, and associated outcomes.
  • Screens residents and assesses physical therapy needs according to designated time frames per policy and procedure.
  • Selects qualitative and quantitative methods and measures based on evidence-based practice and safely performs assessment.
  • Analyzes assessment findings. 
  • Recommends a treatment plan with interventions strategies aimed at maximizing independence and safety determined by resident goals. 
  • Demonstrates understanding of wheelchair positioning and mobility requirement and management strategies
  • Implements interventions and/or delegates implementation to the Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Routinely re-evaluates progress and adjusts interventions as needed.
  • Discharges resident from services when goals or projected outcomes have been attained.
  • Ensures continuation of therapeutic care plan following discharge from skilled therapy by designing home exercise programs or appropriate restorative programs.
  • Participates in care plan meetings to provide resident/family/IDT with updates and answer questions about status and goals.
  • Responsible for ensuring safe use of rehab equipment including following manufacturer’s instructions, trouble-shooting malfunctions, and calling for repairs.
  • Anticipates, recognizes, and prevents hazards in the physical environment.
  • Promotes resident safety in the selection, application of assessment, intervention, and evaluation measures.
  • Participates in quality improvement and resident safety initiatives.
  • Performs other related job duties as assigned by rehab director.

About Inglis:

Founded in 1877, Inglis has been supporting people with disabilities to live the lives they choose, where and how they choose. From adapted technology, independent living apartments, and other community-based programming, to long-term care – Inglis meets the needs of the people we serve along the continuum of care. 

Inglis has three key areas of programmatic focus under the “parent” of the Inglis organization, including: Inglis Housing Corporation, the largest private developer in the Philadelphia area of affordable, accessible independent living apartments for people with disabilities; Inglis House, our long-term care wheelchair community serving a younger population (average age is 54); and Community Support Services, a collection of programs that support people with disabilities who choose to live independently in the community. All of these services are supported with Inglis’ thought leadership in Adapted Technology and commitment to Person-Centered Care.

Inglis is a national leader in providing comprehensive care and services for people living with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders resulting in some level of paralysis and mobility impairment.

Inglis serves more than 1,000 people directly, and many more indirectly through its website and other outreach activities supporting its mission to “enable people with disabilities – and those who care for them – to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest.”

Inglis welcomes great people without regard to disability, race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, military service, marital status, or any other characteristics, as protected by law.  We encourage all Protected Veterans and the long-term unemployed to apply.  Please send resume to Inglis Human Resources, 2600 Belmont Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131 or via email to   EOE, M/F/D/V