Physical Therapist - upcoming in Acute Rehab

Vidant Medical Center

Job Description

About Vidant Medical Center
Vidant Medical Center is the flagship hospital of Vidant Health, which provides services to 1.4 million people in 29 counties throughout eastern North Carolina. Vidant Medical Center is a fully accredited Level-1 Trauma Center with 900+ beds and over 7,000 employees. The state-of-the-art medical center provides acute, intermediate rehabilitation, outpatient services, and Home Health and Hospice services.

Inpatient Regional Rehabilitation Center overview
Our 75 bed inpatient rehabilitation center is the only rehabilitation center in eastern NC with specialty units for Stroke Rehabilitation, Pediatrics, Brain Injury, Neuro and Spinal Cord injury and it serves as the area's leading rehabilitation training facility for medical, allied health and nursing students. In addition, it is one of a few medical rehabilitation centers with 6 CARF accredited programs. Programs and equipment include Lokomat, ZeroG Harness, Bioness, Biodex, Kinesio Taping, Animal-assisted Therapy and more.
We have been nationally recognized by Rehab Management Journal as "Best of 2012 and 2013 Rehabilitation Facilities".
Acute Rehabilitation overview
This dynamic service area offers a diversity in patient care experiences in medicine, surgery, oncology, family medicine, and pediatrics settings as well as in our vent weaning unit, state-of-the-art East Carolina Heart Institute, new Orthopedics unit and Neurospine programs. In addition, we have four treatment gyms dedicated to acute rehabilitation services.
Provides direct patient care by evaluating, setting goals, designing treatment programs, performing treatments, reevaluating and modifying treatments, participating in discharge planning and providing patient/caregiver education for patients whom the therapist is qualified to treat, according to age and condition, by virtue of training and orientation.
Adjusts work load to meet the demands of patient care including the alteration of scheduled work hours including weekends. Is responsible for the safety of patients assigned while they are in the patient treatment areas and is aware of the overall safety conditions in the areas. Unsafe conditions or actions are to be corrected and /or reported to appropriate management staff. Actively participates in supervising students as deemed appropriate by the supervisor/clinical coordinator.
Completes documentation requirements promptly, accurately and thoroughly according to policies. Communicates and interacts with other health care professionals, patient/caregiver according to age group and background in an appropriate and timely manner through verbal, written or nonverbal.
Meets clinical productivity standards. Actively seeks to improve knowledge and skills by attendance at inservices and continuing education programs and shares such knowledge and skills with others. Additional training/certification as deemed necessary to practice in a specialty area as dictated by patients' ages or conditions.
Assists in the development, revision, implementation and enforcement of policies and procedures. Attends and participates in all mandatory inservices/meetings. Assists in the orientation of personnel. Actively participates in establishment of program goals and objective, establishment of program budget, staff utilization including the supervision and delegation of portions of patient care to appropriate personnel, space allocation, quality improvement and program development.
Minimum Requirements
Graduation with Bachelors, Masters or Doctoral Degree from an APTA Accredited school of Physical Therapy.
Current valid license or eligible for licensure for Physical Therapy by The North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
Other Information
Base pay for new grads is $59,072 yr. PTs with experience would have higher offer based on years of experience
Interview travel reimbursement provided
Generous relocation support, and $10,000 Sign-On offered for 24 month commitment
Academic Loan options up to $10,000 may be available for upcoming grads for early interview and acceptance

General Statement
It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.
Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.
Vidant Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/AA Applications for Vidant Health and its subsidiary corporate entities are accepted and employees are chosen for employment without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, or disability.
Contact Information
For additional information, please contact Connie Owens, Recruiter:
Email: cowens@vidanthealth.com Tel: (252) 847-5997

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