Nomad Health helps find and secure high-paying travel jobs nationwide in hospitals, long-term care facilities, outpatient clinics, surgery centers, and more. If you're considering applying for a physical therapist travel job, use the checklist below to ensure you're a good match for the job you want.
To qualify for a travel physical therapist job at Nomad Health, you will need at least one year of experience working in the field as a physical therapist and an active license. However, some facilities may require more experience. You will also need to be licensed in the state where you intend to travel. Educational requirements to be a travel physical therapist include a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) in physical therapy. Many facilities that hire travel physical therapists will require them to be certified in basic life support (BLS). Before you move forward with an application, ensure you meet all the educational and certification requirements for the physical therapist travel job you’re applying for.
It's important for travel physical therapists to be prepared for their travel assignment. As a travel physical therapist, you will be responsible for meeting with patients and their families to diagnose and treat physical disabilities. Travel physical therapists will work with patients to create customized treatment plans based on the patients mobility needs and medical history. You'll also be responsible for the continual assessment of patients, including in-person evaluations. You will monitor and document your patient’s progress and provide them with techniques they can self-implement as they recover. Remember, every physical therapist travel job is different, so it’s important to read the full job description to make sure it aligns with your skills and experience.