Physical Therapist - Outpatient Pain Rehabilitation

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  • Troy, MI
  • Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Full-Time - Days - 8am - 5pm
  • Professional/Physician
  • Posted: January 7, 2020
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The Pain Rehabilitation Program at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital is growing — and we’re seeking an outstanding Physical Therapist to join our interdisciplinary team.

Our behaviorally-based outpatient program emphasizes functional restoration using an acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) approach. Our goal is to help improve the lives of people who are coping with chronic pain conditions, including back pain, headaches, fibromyalgia, and other pain issues.

The interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation team consists of psychologists, physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and occupational therapists. Each patient typically spends 10-12 weeks in our program, during which they work with the interdisciplinary team toward a common goal of improving functioning despite chronic pain.  All team members engage in active collaboration, including formal and informal meetings regarding patient treatment.

The Pain Rehabilitation Program currently has sites in Grand Rapids, Holland, Kalamazoo, and Traverse City, with plans for future growth throughout Michigan. This has led to a multi-site network of pain psychologists who collaborate and share resources. With psychology being a lynchpin for our program, we are currently recruiting for openings in Grand Rapids, northern Michigan, and the Metro Detroit area. 

With a focus on positive outcomes through evidence-based practice and the delivery of quality clinical care, we collect information using multiple tools throughout the course of a patient’s care. Our data indicate that patients who complete the program, on average, report significantly decreased pain-related impairment, improved quality of life, reduced depression and anxiety symptoms, decreased pain catastrophizing, and improved pain acceptance and self-efficacy. Program data also shows significantly decreased opioid pain medication use.

You can learn more about our program at: 

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Each job responsibility is related to the MFB Pillars of Excellence. The responsibility is identified to a pillar by the following letters: Q (Quality), S (Service), P (People), G (Growth),   F (Financial).

  • Staff will provide patient care, treatment, and services within the scope of their license, certification or registration and as required by law and regulation.
  • Provides patient care. (Q)
    • Evaluates patient condition.
    • Establishes treatment goals in collaboration with patient and family as appropriate, and in collaboration with the treatment team. Treatment goals should be interdisciplinary and patient-centered whenever possible. Establishes written treatment plan, and administers treatment for each patient according to the stated goals.  Delegates responsibilities to physical therapist assistants and rehabilitation technicians as appropriate.
    • Re-evaluates patient's status and effects of treatment.  Revises treatment plan as necessary. Reviews revised goals with patient and family as appropriate.
    • Evaluates patient's need for medical equipment and orders the appropriate equipment as necessary.  Evaluates equipment upon delivery and instructs patient, patient's family and health care workers on its use.
    • Participates in planning for patient discharge by considering and communicating with patient, family, community support/services and environmental limitations.
  • Demonstrates competence in relevant software and hardware required to meet job responsibilities. (Q)
  • Documents patient's status and progress through initial evaluation, progress notes, and discharge summary according to established internal/external time standards and adherence to reimbursement guidelines. (Q)
  • Communicates with others to integrate physical therapy treatment with all aspects of patient care. (Q,S)
  •   Participates in conferences/discussions as needed and exchange of written records with other interdisciplinary team members to integrate physical therapy treatment plan.
  •    Instructs the patient and the family in physical therapy procedures as part of  providing patient and family education including written instructions as necessary.
  • Attends various meetings and in-services as designated. (Q,P)
  • Follows all hospital policy and procedures including but not limited to patient confidentiality and infection control. (Q)
  • Meets or exceeds program productivity expectations. (F)
  • Provides discipline specific coverage (following cross training) within the Mary Free Bed system as requested.(F,S)
  • Adheres to the Mary Free Bed Standards of Behavior when working with patients, coworkers and members of the community. (Q,S,P)
  • Supports program operations as assigned. (Q, S, P, G, F)


Other Job Responsibilities:

  • Serves as clinical instructor for physical therapy students.  Supervises, teaches, and evaluates skills of students. Communicates with participating universities regarding skill levels of students. (S)
  • Participates in program development and/or research activities as assigned. (Q, G)
  • Participates in orientation and training of new staff. (Q, P)


Mary Free Bed values diversity and inclusion among patients, families and staff. We strive to hire people who reflect the communities we serve. Our employees will serve all patients, families and each other with dignity and respect.


Essential Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements):

  • Graduate of Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
  • Licensure with the State of Michigan.
  • Possesses and maintains BLS certification to meet department/program protocol.
  • Physical Demands
    • The physical ability to lift, position, and transport patients.
    • The ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, bend, kneel, twist, crawl, grasp, reach, and occasionally climb.
    • The ability to hear, speak, write, and see (correctable vision).
    • The ability to frequently lift up to 75 pounds, and occasionally lift in excess of 75 pounds.
    • The ability to occasionally push, pull, or carry weight anywhere from 1 to 100+ pounds while assisting patients and moving equipment.
    • The ability to exert up to 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, 10-20 pounds of force frequently, and exert up to 10 pounds of force constantly.

Mary Free Bed is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or other legally protected characteristic.


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