Physical Therapist

at UAMS (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Searcy, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Physical Therapist

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Position Type

Regular Full-Time


COM Peds Kids First Searcy

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This position is located in Searcy, Arkansas.


KIDS FIRST serves children with special healthcare needs ranging in age from six weeks to five years. In our pediatric day healthcare clinics, children diagnosed as having a medical condition known to place them at risk for developmental delays and disabilities receive intensive intervention.


The Physical Therapist works as a member of an interdisciplinary team to provide the evidence-based best practice evaluation and therapy techniques for the birth to 5 population with a variety of gross motor delays/disorders at UAMS Kids First clinic. May provide supervision to physical therapy assistants. Travel to other KIDS FIRST locations may be required.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.


UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family

Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave

Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)

Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS

Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000

Career Training and Educational Opportunities

Merchant Discounts

Career Training Opportunities.

Salary offered commensurate to experience









Provides gross motor assessment and treatment using evidence-based techniques in a naturalistic, developmentally appropriate manner.

Reviews results of standardized scores along with informed clinical judgment and observations to make the correct diagnosis.

Translates the obtained information into a professional, typed document along with treatment recommendations, developing appropriate goals and objectives as related to patient's needs. Confers with the Medical Director when necessary regarding said results/recommendations. Implements direct therapy for children, based upon findings using evidence-based techniques.

Continually monitors progress and makes modifications to treatment plan as needed.

Documents services provided in a professional, timely manner. Carefully, prepares and provides billing documents according to KIDS FIRST and Medicaid guidelines on a weekly basis. Verifies accuracy billing documents through careful review of progress notes, treatment room sign-out forms, and child's individual prescription requirements.

Collaborates and communicates with families, other therapists, nurses, social workers, director, developmental staff, and contractors to provide the best quality of care and optimal outcomes for each child. Encourage families to take an active role in supporting their child's development using the principles of Family Centered Care.

Supports the academic mission of the Kids First program. This includes participation in the training of students and pre-service professionals, education and outreach to stakeholders, families served, and community partners. May include training and participation in research projects or other duties as assigned.









Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy

Two years experience in Physicall Therapy

Current Arkansas Physical Therapy License or eligible to obtain license within 1 month of date of hire

Intermediate computer skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree or Doctorate in Physical Therapy may be substituted for the experience requirement.


This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.






Physical Requirements



Stand: Frequently

Sit: Occasionally

Walk: Frequently

Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop,... For full info follow application link.


UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Job Posting: 3059365

Posted On: Sep 18, 2021

Updated On: Oct 18, 2021