Sports Physical Therapy Clinical Resident

Position: Sports Physical Therapy Clinical Resident

Job ID: 152691

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: PM&R EDUCATION

Talent Area: Therapist

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8 am - 5 pm

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Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for a Sports Physical Therapy Clinical Resident – someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you will plan, evaluate, organize and implement Physical Therapy treatment programs in a developmentally and population appropriate manner for orthopedic and sports medicine patients through adulthood.


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Responsibilities :

  • Completes patient evaluations and reassessments in accordance with hospital and department guidelines. For inpatients, new evaluations initiated within 24 hours and reassessments every two weeks or as needed. For outpatients, new evaluations completed within 24 hours except for extended, standardized evaluations and reassessment every 30 days or more often if indicated
  • Develops an individualized plan of care based upon evaluation/reassessment findings according to hospital and departmental guidelines
  • In collaboration with patient and family, develops measurable long term and short term goals
  • Plans, coordinates and presents post-workshop training to department staff
  • During the last month of residency, will assist with decentralized orientation and transition of incoming resident
  • Participates and completes all aspects of Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program including reporting, mentoring sessions, clinical and didactic training, sports venue, and other duties or requirements as assigned
  • Documents patient information in EPIC according to hospital and departmental guidelines with no more than six (6) errors per year. Documentation must be completed by 12:00 noon the following day on Monday through Thursday and be end of day on Friday through Sunday including correct billing
  • Therapist must complete all necessary insurance paperwork in a timely manner in order to prevent a lapse in therapy authorization (i.e., letter of medical necessity, TP1, TP2)
  • Assesses patient and family needs regarding their level of understanding, ability to assimilate information and the most desirable method of teaching
  • Provides accurate and thorough information consistently to patients and families concerning their participation in the patient's continuity of care
  • Assesses patient and family's understanding of, cooperation with and participation in their own care
  • Meets all (100%) institutional and departmental health, safety and training requirements prior to merit review date through attending all (100%) required OSHA, communicative diseases, fire, safety and infection control in-services and other hospital/departmental health, safety and training in-services


  • Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy
  • Completed application through Residency and Fellowship Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service
  • Current Texas state license to practice physical therapy (PT)
  • One of the following:
    • Licensed Athletic Trainer designation issued by Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)
    • Certified Personal Trainer certification issued by American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
    • Athletic Trainer- TDSHS, ATC-TX  issued by The Board Certification, Inc
    • Emergency Medical Response (EMR) certification issued by the American Red Cross
    • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services
    • Certified Emergency Response Athlete, ERA certification issued by Cogent Steps
  • Knowledge and understanding of rehabilitative care of patients with acute and chronic orthopedic/sports conditions

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