Job Description

This is a Per Diem (as needed) position working at Northwest Medical Center.



Seeking a candidate who is dedicated to quality patient care across the continuum, working in an acute care setting. Join a collaborative rehabilitation department dedicated to an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary team-based approach to medicine. In this department, there are opportunities to cross train in other levels of care across Northwest Medical Center locations including acute care, inpatient rehab, skilled nursing, outpatient, and NICU.

The best of all climates, Tucson is an oasis nestled amid four mountain ranges where you can hike, bike, swim and golf all year round, but be on the ski slopes within an hour! Enjoy all that sunny Arizona has to offer while working as part of a fast-paced, flexible, collaborative, accepting, and open team focused on evidenced-based, patient centered care.

May supervise physical therapy assistants, aides, and athletic trainers. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Reports to the Director of Therapy Services.

Job Summary:

Plans and implements specific treatment programs for individual patients according to the principles and practices of physical therapy. Collaborates with interdisciplinary treatment team.


Position Qualifications/Minimum Requirements


Required: Bachelor/Master/or Doctorate degree from an accredited program in physical therapy.


Preferred: One (1) year in acute care


Appropriate prioritization and planning skills, while achieving safety and quality in a high volume environment; Engaging and effective communication and service skills; Adherence to policy and procedures; Process improvement oriented; Self-initiative to assist with whatever is needed.


Required: Current Arizona Physical Therapist license; American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC)BLS certification. Skilled Nursing Unit: Fingerprint Clearance Card

Will consider a strong new graduate.  Excellent mentorship available.  Requires a bachelors degree. Master's degree preferred. Certified as a physical therapist in state of practice. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. BLS required.


Northwest Medical Center is comprised of a 300-bed  hospital, three urgent care facilities, a freestanding emergency center and a large physician group, offering you a variety of settings in which to work.  Every location is dedicated to providing safe, quality patient care, but more than that is the commitment to employees.  It strives to provide a culture of teamwork, respect and appreciation for all staff, whether they care for patients directly or work in a support role. With employee appreciation celebrations throughout the year, opportunities for growth and the satisfaction that you are part of a hospital leading the way with accessible, convenient healthcare in Tucson, Northwest is a great place to work.  NMC is accredited by The Joint Commission and is an equal opportunity employer:  race, gender, disability and Veteran status, and VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

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