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Physical Therapist, Astoria, OR

Organization: Columbia Memorial Hospital
Category: Physical Therapist
Location: Astoria, OR
Date Job Posted: May 18, 2024
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Physical Therapist - $15,000 Sign On Bonus*

Columbia Memorial Hospital (Astoria, OR) - Physical Therapy - Astoria, OR
Clinical / Professional Full Time, Days, Shift Length: 8
Req # 2023292

Additional Information : This position for physical therapy is primarily an outpatient position, working with a large number of orthopedic/post-op clients in our community. In addition, we are a rural hospital, physical therapists with skills and experience treating various outpatient clients (geriatrics, peds, neuro clients, or pelvic health) and acute care (wound care or swing bed) are encouraged to apply.

*$15,000 sign-on bonus for applicants who have zero seniority at CMH and who meet all other conditions for payment**

**To receive sign-on bonus, applicant must sign an offer letter by December 31, 2024, and begin working within three weeks of that acceptance. Full details of payment conditions can be obtained from Human Resources.


The Physical Therapist is responsible for evaluation, treatment, reassessment, and documentation of care for acute care, observation, outpatient, and swing bed patients. Volume in each setting is reliant on daily census, with outpatient volumes typically greatest, followed by inpatient positions. Physical Therapists are also responsible for supervising Physical Therapist Assistants and Rehabilitation Aides.

Job Requirements

If performing home visits, must have personal automobile in safe, working order and must have a valid driver's license and have documentation of current vehicle insurance.


Must have a valid state license or valid temporary permit as a Physical Therapist, issued by the Oregon State Physical Therapy Licensing Board. BLS certification required.

Education and/or Experience

The Physical Therapist must have successfully completed a program culminating with a BA/BS degree or higher in Physical Therapy from an accredited school.

Physical Demands and Work Environment Conditions / ADA Compliance

Works inside. Walking and standing much of the time while on duty. Subject to occasional stress in fast-paced environment and meeting deadlines. Must be capable of providing treatments, some of which will require strength. Aware of proper body mechanics at all times.

  • Position involves standing, walking, stooping, and occasional carrying and lifting of lightweight materials (up to 20 pounds). May be required to sit for extended periods of time. Requires visual acuity and depth perception to recognize words and numbers; and hand and finger dexterity and hand/eye coordination to use a computer keyboard and common office equipment.
  • Transfers patients to/from cars, stretchers, beds, chairs, and ambulates as necessary. Must have ability to lift at least 50 lbs.

About Us

Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) is located in the beautiful and historic town of Astoria, Oregon, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. At CMH, we are committed to providing person-centered care to our patients and Caregivers. We are a full-service, 25-bed, critical access, not-for-profit, Level IV trauma, Planetree Certified, hospital which includes a robust Medical Group.

As a Planetree Hospital, CMH has developed dynamic and focused efforts to involve the perspective of patients, family members and staff to increase person-centered care throughout our organization. We value compassionate, courteous and respectful interactions, patient and family involvement in care planning to include the patient's goals and preferences, healing design of spaces, community health and a strategic plan that emphasizes person-centered care for the patient and caregiver alike.

Astoria and the Pacific Northwest has something for everyone to enjoy including living history, outdoor adventures, culinary experiences, beautiful scenery and so much more. To learn more about CMH and our amazing location, please visit:

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