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Physical Therapist I

Company: UNC Health Care
Location: Apex
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionBecome part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.Summary:
The Department of Rehabilitation Therapy Services at UNC-Hospitals in Hillsborough, NC is accepting applications for a Physical Therapist in UNC Hospitals' 40-bed Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Direct patient care in our adult inpatient rehabilitation center setting with cross coverage as needed in the acute care realm. This therapist will participate in program development, provide clinical supervision to students, assist with quality improvement projects, and may participate in research. This therapist will be working closely with an experienced, interdisciplinary group of therapists within the Rehab team. Qualified applicants will have excellent time management, communication and organizational skills, and remain flexible in a fast - paced environment. Applicants must be available for a 20 hr/week appointment, day shift as well as weekend and holiday coverage.
1. Diagnostic Testing - Administers basic & complex diagnostic tests and evaluations in the area of Physical Therapy for the treatment of mobility disorders and related impairments
2. Education - Teach & supervise graduate Physical Therapy students and/or clinical fellows/residents. Develops or contributes to innovative programs to enhance patient care. Serves as resource consultant to other clinicians in respective specialty area.
3. Evaluation of Care - Analyzes results of diagnostic and or therapeutic testing to establish patient goals and or modify subsequent treatment programs. Identifies expected patient outcomes. Communicates relevant information to promote continuity of care.
4. Implementation- Selects and applies current and advanced techniques to provide quality and efficient rehabilitative services. Provides habilitation/rehabilitation and maintenance of persons with mobility related impairments. Organizes and prioritizes care according to patient/family needs.
5. Outreach/Community Involvement-Serves as resource to North Carolina government departments and statewide health professionals in specialty areas. Presents at local (university/hospital) or state level, participates in community health screening and events. Participates in the development of new clinical programs to meet emerging needs in conjunction with the clinical specialist and/or department director.
6. Participation - Contributes to quality of clinical services through attendance and participation in departmental meetings and in-services.
7. Quality-Contributes to quality of clinical services through maintenance of valid & reliable records of patient procedures & progress. Participates in quality improvement initiatives with the clinical specialist and other healthcare professionals. Participates in continuous quality improvement efforts in conjunction with the department director.
Other InformationOther information:
Education Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited Physical Therapy program.Licensure/Certification Requirements:
    • Licensed as a Physical Therapist in the state of North Carolina.Professional Experience Requirements:
      • No prior experience required.Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
        Job DetailsLegal Employer: STATEEntity: UNC Medical Center
        Organization Unit: Physical Therapy - RehabWork Type: Part Time
        Standard Hours Per Week: 20.00Work Schedule: Day JobLocation of Job: US:NC:Chapel HillExempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes

Keywords: UNC Health Care, Cary , Physical Therapist I, Healthcare , Apex, North Carolina

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