MD Anderson Cancer Center Sr Physical Therapist - Outpatient in Houston, Texas

Sr Physical Therapist - Outpatient

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Allied Health at

VP Clinical Support Svcs Area 710378

Requisition #: 116798

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation’s top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals.” The Department of Rehabilitation Services has over 100 oncology rehabilitation professionals and staff dedicated to the mission to optimize participation and quality of life of people affected by cancer.

Cancer and its treatments can have lasting effects on daily performance including physical, cognitive, emotional and social functioning. Rehabilitation Services offers physical therapy and occupational therapy for patients of all ages and with any type of cancer who are experiencing problems related to cancer or the side effects of surgery, chemotherapy or radiation treatment. Services are provided to both inpatients and outpatients at our main building in the Texas Medical Center and at our Houston Area Locations.


Patient Assessment

Assess patients’ needs by selecting and performing appropriate assessment protocols and procedures aligned with evidence based practice. Develop & revise interventions, programs as needed to achieve positive outcomes. Identify patient/family communication style. Seek alternate forms of communication with patients, family &/or staff when necessary.

Patient Treatment/Quality

Identify and initiate evidence based physical therapy interventions which result in improved/maintained patient functional status. Provide patient and family teaching and education. Demonstrates proficiency in ordering DME accurately and efficiently using the Maxsys system.

Patient Care Documentation

Maintains documentation in a complete, legible, coherent manner, using appropriate and approved grammar, spelling and abbreviations. Practices point of care documentation as appropriate. Maintains all documentation to meet regulatory billing compliance standards. Completes all documentation within departmental time frames. Includes patient charges in documentation according to communicated expectations and established guidelines.

Patient Care Workload

Meets or exceeds targets for volume of billable service. Effectively manages workload to balance completion of consults and treatments. Volunteers to assist others when caseload is low or patients are unavailable. Communicates effectively and proactively with peers and supervisors to meet workload demands. Adjusts schedule without cuing to meet workload demands.

Employment Status: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Salary Range: $77,200 - $96,500 - $115,800


Required: Bachelor's degree from accredited School of Physical Therapy.


Required: Three years of experience as a physical therapist.

Preferred: Experience in an acute care setting.


Required: Current license to practice physical therapy in the state of Texas issued by Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners. Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (CPR).



Exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and/or tissue

On Call

Patient Contact

Physical Proximity

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Frequency Weight

Bending/Stooping Frequent 34-66%

Standing Frequent 34-66%

Walking Frequent 34-66%

Pushing/Pulling Frequent 34-66% 20-50 lbs

Keyboarding Constant 67-100%

Sitting Occasionally 11-33%

Reaching Frequent 34-66%

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.