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Physical Therapist I

Company: UNC Health Care
Location: Hillsborough
Posted on: June 23, 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 Acute Care Therapy Team at the UNC-Hospitals in Hillsborough, NC is accepting applications for an acute care PT position. This position will offer therapy services within a variety of acute care patient populations at our new Hillsborough Hospital. The PT will work closely with a team of experienced therapists focused on post surgical orthopedic and medicine patients. This therapist must have excellent time management, communication and organizational skills, and remain flexible in a fast -paced environment. Clinical experience in acute care with orthopedic patients is preferred. The selected candidate will work Tuesday-Saturday with occasional holiday coverage. Floating to the medical center as needed to adjust to patient volumes will be required.
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 Hillsborough
        Organization Unit: Physical Therapy HBO HospWork Type: Full Time
        Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00Work Schedule: Day JobLocation of Job: US:NC:HillsboroughExempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes

Keywords: UNC Health Care, Durham , Physical Therapist I, Healthcare , Hillsborough, North Carolina

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