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Clinical Specialist / Physical Therapist

Requisition #: 189931
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Rehab
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: Aug. 14, 2019

Johns Hopkins Health System employs more than 20,000 people annually. Upon joining Johns Hopkins Health System, you become part of a diverse organization dedicated to its patients, their families, and the community we serve, as well as to our employees. Career opportunities are available in academic and community hospital settings, home care services, physician practices, international affiliate locations and in the health insurance industry. If you share in our vision, mission and values and also have exceptional customer service and technical skills, we invite you to join those who are leaders and innovators in the healthcare field.


The Clinical Specialist:

- Works under the direct supervision of the Rehabilitation Team Leader and/or the Inpatient or Outpatient Manager

- Uses objective evaluation techniques to assess the physical limitations and medical condition of patients

- Prescribes and implements a treatment program which is designed to return patients to their maximum level of function

- Develops the service’s staff education to meet the standards of care

- Works collaboratively with all members of the multidisciplinary health care team to maximize patient and team outcomes

- Promotes improvement in service, department and hospital systems to benefit patient care

- Incorporates and operationalizes the goals and objectives of the organization

- Mentors others to promote quality and excellence of care

- Coordinate educational activities on the service.

Full-time, Day Shift

Work Location: Johns Hopkins @ Odenton, Odenton, MD



Completion of a Bachelor of Science, Master’s Degree, or Doctorate in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Speech Language Pathology from an accredited academic program.

Required Licensure, Certification, Etc.:

Licensure from Maryland Board of Examiners. Current AHA Health Care Provider CPR certification.

Work Experience:

Two years of experience as a licensed Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, or Speech Language Pathologist, 3 years preferred.


Knowledge of basic social, behavioral, biological and physical science as required by academic program. Knowledge of therapy foundation and theory, evaluation and treatment techniques, research

and application, leadership and management as required by the academic program.

Knowledge of current health care environment.

Annual completion of required departmental and/or service competency learning materials


Ability to use highly developed communication and interpersonal skills in interactions with patients and families, coworkers and the entire health care team.

Ability to gather, analyze, interpret, summarize and document data using technology for effective clinical decision making in patient evaluation and treatment.

Ability to gather, analyze, interpret, summarize and document data using technology for effective program development/management, performance improvement, performance management and clinical teaching.

Ability to apply knowledge and theory in clinical practice.

Working Conditions:

1. Possible exposure to communicable diseases and hazardous materials with little likelihood of harm if established health precautions are followed.

2. Work requires standing and/or walking for extended periods of time.

3. Work requires lifting and/or assisting patients during treatment activities.

4. Work may require contact with aggressive and/or combative patients.

5. Work areas may be noisy and crowded.

6. Employees in this position will be required to adhere to work availability and departmental scheduling requirements. This may include, but is not limited to, weekends, early morning/late day shifts, holidays.

7. Employee may be required to provide services in the community and may need to use public modes of transportation.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


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