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Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics Physical Therapist in Salem, Oregon

Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics are part of a network of state of the art medical facilities located within the heart of the Willamette Valley. At Salem Health, we pride ourselves on being a community centric, diverse organization that has been voted a top workplace by our employees for three years running.

We continually strive to provide innovative paths to learning and growth while maintaining an environment of strategic problem solving objectives through Lean driven principles. We understand that hardworking, conscientious and compassionate team members are one of our most valuable assets and we are always looking for outstanding people to join our team.

Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics complies with the Oregon COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Healthcare Providers and Healthcare Staff in Healthcare Settings and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule. Every candidate who accepts a position with Salem Health will be required to furnish proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to starting employment ("Fully vaccinated" means having received both doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or one dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, and at least 14 days have passed since the individual’s final dose of COVID-19 vaccine). Details can be found on the Oregon Health Authority site here.

Your Role With Us:

As a Physical Therapist specializing in outpatient orthopedics, you will play a key role in patient care and interaction. This position will work predominantly in our outpatient orthopedic department and will be cross-trained to assist with acute care coverage as needed. Your outgoing and positive communication style enables you to work with a great team of patient care professionals where your abilities will be challenged and rewarded. We hire only the best - those who will thrive in a culture where we live and breathe our mission to improve the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve.

You will work independently as well as collaboratively, maintaining a positive, professional demeanor while prioritizing tasks and meeting deadlines. You will be constantly challenged to think creatively about how to drive patient care results, stay updated on current trends and practices, and share learnings with team and other health care colleagues.

This position offers excellent hiring incentives (start bonus/relocation assistance) to qualified candidates!

Core Functions:

  • Evaluation: Using evidence based standards and measures the evaluation reflects an organized assessment based on the patient’s diagnosis and presenting signs and history.

  • Treatment Plan: The treatment plan should reflect the objective findings of the evaluation. Patient/family participation included in establishing measurable and functionally based goals Implement a treatment plan, as well as supervise other therapists, assistants and aides. Using evidence based standards, treatment is given in skillful, effective and timely fashion. Demonstrate progression towards functional goals and adjust plan of care when appropriate.

  • Discharge Planning: Collaborate with health care team in discharge planning. Anticipates patient and family needs and provides appropriate training and education.

  • Documentation: Documentation is completed within the time frame specified within each program area, reflects patient response to therapy interventions, progress towards goals, and supports each billing entry.


  • BS, MS, or Doctorate in Physical Therapy required.

  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience or clinical rotation in both outpatient orthopedics and acute care preferred.

  • Graduate of a program approved by the Committee on Accreditation in Education of the American Physical Therapy Association, and holds a valid license to practice in the state of Oregon or is license eligible.

  • BLS from the AHA within 90 days of hire required.

  • Team player and have proven success applying team approach to obtain resolution to an issue.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, problem solving, decision making and organizational skills for working with the rehabilitation team and patients.

  • An ability to prioritize and multi task while working in a high volume multidisciplinary setting.

  • Demonstrate competency by implementing age, culturally sensitive, and developmentally appropriate treatment plans and by appropriate documentation.

Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status or condition protected by law.

Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for applicants. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact

Requisition ID: 2022-10917

Street: 890 Oak St SE

Maximum Salary (DOE): DOE

Shift (Please note: this field is external facing to candidates): Days

Work Schedule (Please note: this field is external facing to candidates): M-F

Hours Each Week (Please note: this field is external facing to candidates): 40.00