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Physical Therapist

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Job Ref:
R0067834
Category:
Rehabilitation Service/Therapy
Employment Type:
Full-Time
Location:
192 Tilley Dr, South Burlington, VT 05403
Department:
Rehab Therapies - ORC
Job Type:
Regular
Primary Shift:
Day-8-10hr
Hours:
Variable - Variable
Hours per Week:
40
Weekend Needs:
None
Pay Rate:
$37.65 - $56.47 per hour

The physical therapy team at the University of Vermont Medical Center is comprised of multi-talented physical therapists who work directly with on-site hand surgeons and physician assistants to provide hands-on, one-on-one, evidence-based care.

Responsibilities include management of orthopedic patients and athletes of all ages to advance healing, minimize disability, and enhance quality of life.  As a Level 1 Trauma Center, UVMMC serves patients of all ages across Northern Vermont and New York. We focus on functional rehabilitation, performance enhancement, and return-to-sport by collaborating with orthopedic and sports medicine referral sources, many of whom are co-located within the same building (Sports medicine, Total Joint, Trauma, Spine, Foot and Ankle, Upper Extremity, and Pediatric Orthopedics).

Our focus is provision of high quality, evidence based and effective care in a busy, fast-paced, yet collaborative and nurturing environment.  Our large team of experienced therapists and our open treatment environment offer the perfect opportunity for collaboration and mentorship. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Provides direct patient care including evaluations, consultations, and treatment programs based on functional limitations and patient needs.
  • Designs, implements, and modifies therapeutic interventions that may include, but are not limited to, therapeutic exercise, functional training, manual therapy, (including soft tissue and joint mobilization); custom orthosis fabrication, physical agents/ modalities; and patient-related education (including home exercise program).
  • Educates patients about anatomy/kinesiology, diagnosis, pathophysiology, joint protection, and ergonomics to prevent additional injury and to promote wellness.
  • Communicates regularly with a variety of healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, medical office assistants and case managers to ensure successful patient treatment outcomes.
  • Responsible for the ongoing development of clinical skills through continuing education, networking across the hand therapy profession, literature/evidence review, and participation in professional organizations.
  • Participates in clinical staff education, meetings and quality improvement projects that support current best practice.
  • Performs documentation in accordance with UVMMC standards and in a timely manner consistent with all laws and regulatory requirements.
  • Manages caseload effectively and uses excellent time management, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Maintains complete and accurate billing practices. Aids support staff in maintaining insurance authorizations.
  • Protects patients’ rights by maintaining confidentiality of personal and financial information.
  • Complies with pertinent rules and regulations within the State Practice Act and APTA Codes of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Science or higher degree from an accredited Physical Therapy program. Licensed or eligible to for licensure to practice physical therapy in the State of Vermont.

EXPERIENCE:

Three years of relevant clinical experience as a staff therapist and demonstration of leadership skills. Knowledge or experience in sports injury rehabilitation, return to sport training and testing, general orthopedics, orthopedic post surgery rehabilitation are essential.

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