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University of Miami Physical Therapist Resident in Coral Gables, Florida

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The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Department of Physical Therapy is currently seeking a Physical Therapist Resident. The incumbent in this position will provide effective and efficient rehabilitation in accordance with the APTA guidelines for physical therapy, and will participate in development of the services and programs provided by UMH and UHealth. Additionally, the resident will be involved in a concurrent didactic program in which advanced practice concepts will be taught in the classroom and mentored for skill refinement in the clinic.

Perform evaluation on new patients, establish goals and develop appropriate treatment plans with the patient in accordance with UMH patient care policies and based on standards of practice established by the APTA.

  • Provide physical therapy treatment in accordance with the established treatment plan effectively and efficiently. Demonstrate knowledge and ability to apply therapeutic principles and practices. Skillfully and safely progress patients through the levels of treatment within the maximum capabilities of the patient.

  • Document all evaluations, treatments and other pertinent patient interactions in accordance with UMH policy.

  • Provide relevant education to the patient and/or family regarding the patient’s condition and instruction for home activities.

  • Develop and maintain effective communication with the patient, family and other members of the rehabilitation team.

  • Communicate with physicians and their staff by phone or in writing. Obtain necessary additional information and suggest revisions in treatment as appropriate.

  • Use treatment tools and equipment in a safe and effective manner.

  • Maintain a satisfactory level of productivity according to clinical standards and demonstrate willingness to adjust personal schedule in case of crisis and real clinic need.

  • Participate in quality and safety improvement activities as directed by the Department Director.

  • Orient, instruct and direct work activities for assistants and support personnel.

  • Supervise and instruct physical therapy students according to professional guidelines.

  • Actively pursue professional growth through affiliation with professional physical therapy associates, workshop attendance and conferences.

  • Understand and follow all UMH policies and procedures.

  • Perform other duties as directed by the Department Director.

Resident Responsibilities – 20% of time

  • Attend all didactic learning sessions and classes. Completion of assigned reading and written work is expected with product being of post-graduate DPT quality.

  • Attend all assigned mentorship hours with supervising Board Certified clinician (or OCS exam eligible program graduate) to discuss advanced evaluative and treatment techniques in a live patient care environment.

  • Complete all assigned written and live testing requirements.

  • Engage in thoughtful dialogue with residency faculty and peer residents.

  • Participate in assigned rotations for pro-bono clinic, supervising and guiding DPT students.


  • Graduate from a program approved by the APTA and shall hold a current state license as applicable. The Physical Therapist shall be responsible for maintaining standards of professional and ethical practice according to ATPA guidelines in the full scope of physical therapy services.

  • State of Florida Physical Therapist license is required

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here (https://www.hr.miami.edu/careers/eo-ada/index.html) for additional information.

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A vibrant and diverse academic and healthcare community, the University of Miami and the University of Miami Health System have rapidly progressed to become one of the nation’s top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation.

A private research university with more than 17,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is focused on creating a future that cuts across geographic, cultural, and intellectual borders.

The University comprises 11 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 majors and programs. The University ranks No. 57 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges list and ranked No. 49 in the 2020 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.

Established in 1925 during the region's famous real estate boom, today the University is a major research university engaged in nearly $346 million in research and sponsored program expenditures annually. While the majority of this work is housed at the Miller School of Medicine, investigators conduct hundreds of studies in other areas, including marine science, engineering, education, and psychology.

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is ranked the #1 eye hospital in the USA and offers some of the nation's premiere eye doctors to treat every eye condition for adults. Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer, part of the Miller School of Medicine, received the prestigious National Cancer Institute designation in 2019.