Physical Therapist
Department PT-Pediatric
Location La Crosse
Schedule/Shift Days
Benefit Eligible Yes
Temporary Position No
Job Details

 This is a split position .5FTE (20 hours) will be working with the outpatient pediatrics population and .5FTE (20 hours) will be working with the inpatient pediatrics population.  The desired candidates will have pediatric experience, knowledge and feel comfortable working with babies (birth-3 years old). Also, candidates that have experience with developmental diagnosis and NICU experience desired. 

Some weekend and holiday shifts required.


The Physical Therapist in their clinical role examines, evaluates and assesses individuals of all ages who have medical problems or other health related conditions that limit their ability to move or function with activities of daily living.  The Physical Therapist develops a plan of care and provides treatment techniques and interventions to improve mobility, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability.  The Physical Therapist provides physical therapy services and elements of patient/client care management leading to optimal outcomes according to the relevant state Physical Therapy Practice Standards. The Physical Therapist works collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team in a team in the areas of education and consultation regarding patient needs in accordance with the vision and mission of Gundersen Health System.

Job Responsibilities
  • Works with patients and families to examine, evaluate, diagnose, prognose, and intervene to insure optimal outcomes.  Also consults and educates the patient and other care-givers as needed.

  • The physical therapist works with the referring provider and other clinical staff in providing optimal care of the patient through appropriate timely methods of communication including, but not limited to, complete and accurate patient chart notes and face-to-face consultations.

  • Interacts and practices in collaboration with a variety of professions, communicates value of physical therapy services.

  • Responsible for completing documentation according to established departmental standards to enhance effective patient care and proper reimbursement.

  • The physical therapist works with assistive staff in providing optimal care for the patient through supervised delegation of appropriate patient care duties as allowed by state and federal law.

  • Meets standards of practice according to federal, state, and professional association guidelines.  Maintains and achieves proficiency in departmental competencies.

  • Teaches and counsels individuals, families, groups, and community.

  • The physical therapist works with other interested parties in education, research and quality improvement of services.

  • Participates in departmental and multidisciplinary review of process, treatment, or systems issues for quality improvement initiatives.

  • Pursues relevant educational opportunities to maintain or enhance professional knowledge and meet departmental needs.

  • The physical therapist, to the best of her/his capabilities and talents, works with other Gundersen Health System personnel in fulfilling the mission and vision statements of the organization.

  • Will be involved in coordinating and overseeing physical therapy student education.

  • Will be involved in Physical Therapist orientation to various sites and/or programs.

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

  • Scope of the Job
    Age Specific Population Served Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
    Geriatric (65 years & older)
    Adult (18 - 64 years)
    Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
    Infant (less than 1 year)
    OSHA Category Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.
    Position Qualifications
    Education and Experience:
    Required Bachelor's degree in  Physical Therapy from an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) approved curriculum in Physical Therapy 
    Desired Master's degree in   Physical Therapy 

    or a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Advanced training in a specialized area of Physical Therapy. Completed a Physical Therapy residency program.
    Work Experience:
    Required No experience required. 
    Desired 1 year of experience in a related field.
    Required Ability to...
    Computer Systems/Software/Applications use Microsoft Office Products, Adobe and other similar applications
    Computer Systems/Software/Applications patient record systems
    Computer Systems/Software/Applications operate computer
    Communication excellent oral and written communication skills
    Communication communicate with ease on a professional level
    Communication effectively communicate in technical and lay language
    General - All Positions have professional attitude in regard to motivation, cooperation, flexibility, confidentiality, ethics and personal development
    General - All Positions use listening skills to identify important information in oral communication
    General - All Positions provide excellent customer service to people both inside and outside the organization
    General - All Positions perceive and respond sensitively to the needs of others
    General - All Positions work cooperatively with a wide variety of people
    Leadership use effective time management
    Leadership company/organization goals, policies, procedures
    Leadership legal and regulatory standards
    Leadership work independently: self-disciplined
    Reasoning/Decision Making appreciate people whose values, goals, and cultures are different from your own
    Reasoning/Decision Making participate in and support professional organizations
    Reasoning/Decision Making be professional, honest and have personal integrity
    Desired Ability to...
    License and Certifications
    Required Physical Therapist (PT) licensed in the state(s) of practice and 
    Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification; Heart Saver, Rescue and Military training network CPR; or the American Red Cross CPR certification (CPR) except Citizen and Animal classes 
    Desired Board certification in one of eight specialty areas of physical therapy: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, Clinical Electrophysiology, Geriatrics, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Sports, and Women's Health through the American Physical Therapy Association - American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (APTA-ABPTS) 
    Board Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA-BOC) 
    Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position
    Sitting Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Static Standing Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Walking/Standing Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Stooping/Bending Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Squatting Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Kneeling/Half Kneel Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Climbing Stair Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Climbing Ladder
    Reaching - Shoulder Level
    Reaching - Below Shoulder Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Reaching - Above Shoulder Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Pounds of force: 0-25
    Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Pounds of force: 0-25
    Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Balance - Right Leg
    Balance - Left Leg
    Lifting - Floor to Waist Number of lbs:
    Lifting - Waist to Overhead Number of lbs:
    Lifting - Other Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs: 25-50
    Carrying - Long Carry (>50 feet) Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs: 25-50
    Carrying - Short Carry Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs: 25-50
    Carrying - Right Carry Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Left Carry Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Push/Pull (Static Force) Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs: 25-50
    Number of lbs:
    Environmental Conditions
    Exposed to infectious diseases.
    Required to function in narrow aisles or passageways.
    Subject to outside environmental conditions.
    Subject to atmospheric conditions.
    Subject to hazards.

    Physical Therapist

    Equal Opportunity Employer