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Physical Therapist I

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Job ID: 113780
Location: Hillsborough, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center Hillsborough
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description

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Summary:
The Acute Care Therapy Team at UNC Hillsborough is accepting applications for an Acute Care PT I. This position will offer therapy services within a variety of acute care patient populations at our Hillsborough Hospital. The PT will work closely with a team of experienced therapists focused on post surgical orthopedic, general surgery, cardiac, cardio pulmonary, geriatrics 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 to Saturday with occasional holiday coverage. Floating to Acute Inpatient Rehab as needed to adjust to patient volumes will be required.

This is professional level work involving the evidence- based evaluation of patient disabilities, planning, and administration of physical therapy treatments. Incumbents complete documentation instruct patients, families, and students and participate in clinical program development and management. Clinician is expected to have involvement in the areas of continuing education, departmental and community activities, outreach education and role of preceptor to students.


Responsibilities:
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 Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Graduation from an accredited Physical Therapy program.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● - Licensed as a Physical Therapist in the state of North Carolina.
● - BLS
Professional Experience Requirements:
● No prior experience required.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:


Job Details

Legal Employer: STATE

Entity: UNC Medical Center Hillsborough

Organization Unit: Physical Therapy Acute HBO

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Salary Range: $32.23 - $46.33 per hour (Hiring Range)

Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equity

Work Assignment Type: Onsite

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Hillsborough

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes


This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.


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