Physical Therapist I
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- Entity: War Memorial Hospital
- Shift: Day
Who We Are
Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.
A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region’s largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.
We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.
What You Will Do:
As a Therapist I, the employee supports the overall Mission and Vision of Valley Health by providing the highest quality and best-practice service to its customers. The Therapist I may be employed in any one of the rehab settings, is an active member of the interdisciplinary team, is responsive to physician referrals, determines the skilled and medically necessary needs of the patient and provides discipline specific interventions to improve the safety and functional independence of its clients through the rehab process. Feedback from the Therapist I is critical to determine and recommend the patient's progression through the continuum of care. The Therapist I is responsible for establishing and maintaining professional competence, identifying educational needs and seeking out learning opportunities from more advanced clinicians and specific continuing education. The Therapist I is mindful of the fiduciary responsibilities and delivers rehabilitation services in a timely and efficient manner, adhering to licensure, documentation and billing guidelines, and begins to recognize need for program development and process improvement initiatives. Clinical settings may include: Acute: Orthopedics Medical/Surgical Medical/Pulmonary Neurology Cardiac ICU Step Down Trauma NICU (OT) CST Inpatient Rehab Orthopedics Neurology Trauma Outpatient Orthopedics Neurology Pediatrics Women's Health Drivability Vestibular Lymphedema Aquatics Vision Wound Care In addition, the employee maintains a working knowledge and is supportive of departmental, hospital and organizational initiatives and updates, and stays current with communication, such as emails, in a professional and timely manner.
What You Will Bring:
Post Graduate Certificate, Bachelor's or Master's degree in Physical Therapy.
Certification & Licensures
PT License - Virginia/West Virginia licensure or transitional license at time of hire required
BLS Certification (Basic Life Support) - American Heart ‘Healthcare Provider’ (HCP) - AHA approved required *
* New hires must have American Heart Association (AHA) appropriate certification prior to completion of orientation.
Basic computer and keyboarding skills or participation in computer training within the first year of employment. Competent to successfully interact with patients, according to their special needs which may apply based upon the age of the patient served - Age Specific Competencies. Learning and exhibiting consistent proficiency for entry level, setting defined, basic competency in the provision of discipline specific interventions.
What You Will Get:
- Competitive salary
- Flexible scheduling
- Health Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Wellness Program
- Tuition Assistance
- Retirement Plan
- Life Insurance
*some benefits are subject to change due to job status
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