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Swedish Health Services Physical Therapist Pain Services in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Physical Therapist Pain Services (1.0 FTE, Days) to work in Pain Services at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, Washington.

The Physical Therapist (PT) is a member of the interdisciplinary team that provides direct clinical services to the Swedish Pain Services (SPS) including the outpatient "Functional Restoration" center and hospital-based "Pain Management" suite.

In this position you will:

  • Patient Care:

  • Evaluate and develop individual treatment plans to maximize functional outcomes

  • \Work effectively in implementing treatment programs in a patient-centered, collaborative care, interdisciplinary model through daily coordination w/ multidisciplinary team members (pain management physician, OT, pain psychologist, nurse educator, relaxation therapist)

  • Reassess treatment results and discharge planning often involving coordination with outside specialty therapists

  • Documentation:

  • Documentation meets regulatory requirements, departmental standards, and considers reimbursement needs. Documents on day of visit, usually at time of visit.

  • Goals are functional, measurable, time-based, and are addressed continually.

  • Documents are complete, concise and legible.

  • Time Management/Efficiency:

  • Carries out assigned responsibilities in a timely and complete manner, using appropriate judgment and detail.

  • Productivity consistently meets department standards.

  • Effectively and appropriately handles urgent/emergent situations as they arise.

  • Professional Behaviors:

  • Responds to requests in a positive and helpful manner.

  • Takes initiative to identify and resolve problems, and is pro-active in facilitating operational improvement.

  • Takes initiative to assist other team members and functions as a resource as appropriate.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • A graduate of an accredited program of physical therapy

  • Washington state physical therapy license, or temporary permit

  • Strong understanding of bio psychosocial model of chronic pain

  • Ability to learn and/or integrate the latest concepts of Pain Neuroscience Education into treatment plans

  • Strong orthopedic background

  • Highly developed interpersonal, and counseling skills required.

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple demands and projects.

  • Ability to work with a diverse patient and staff population.

  • Ability to work effectively with groups.

  • Ability to develop cooperative relationships with families, patients, physicians and other health care professionals within and outside Swedish.

  • Ability to work in different settings as required by system needs.

  • Possesses valid Washington physical therapy license, or temporary permit.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN).

  • For designated therapists completing home safety evaluations a valid driver’s license and valid vehicle registration form is required. In the case of a newly relocated individual, a Washington state license must be acquired under the circumstances and within the required timeframe set by the state of Washington.

  • For designated therapists completing home safety evaluations possession of the minimum (or greater) insurance coverage as mandated by the state of Washington also required.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Women’s health continuing education or certification experience

  • Pain Neuroscience continuing education or certification as therapeutic pain specialist

  • Graduation from accredited DPT program

  • Experience in ortho, neuro, cancer, cardiac or other designated specialty populations based on campus needs.

  • Experience treating chronic pain

About the First Hill Campus.

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit


Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Physical Therapy

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Broadway 2 (WA143) 600 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 300208