Jan 05, 2022

Physical Therapist

  • VCU Health System
  • Richmond, VA, USA
Physical Therapy

Job Description

The Physical Therapist is primarily responsible for the delivery of physical therapy care to the patient population to which she/he is assigned and the recording of that care in the hospital medical record.

The therapist acts as a consultant to various patient clinics, provides instruction to PT support staff, students, personnel of other disciplines within VCUHS, and patient and/or family members.

Therapists may rotate through our various clinical service areas.

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
Licensed (or licensure eligible) by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Physical Therapist

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Current license by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Physical Therapist
Current CPR Certification if required by clinic or practice area

Experience REQUIRED:
New graduate to up to 2 years of work experience as a Physical Therapist

Experience PREFERRED:
Previous affiliation or work experience at a similar facility

Education/training REQUIRED:
Graduate of an accredited School of Physical Therapy

Education/training PREFERRED:
Masters or Doctoral Degree from an accredited School of Physical Therapy

Independent action(s) required:
Patient evaluation and implementation of plan of care, discharge planning.
Ordering equipment.
Representing department at rounds and discharge conferences.
Scheduling and charging patients.

Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable):
Employee may have supervisory responsibilities of Physical Therapist Assistants, Rehab Technicians, students, and volunteers.
Employee is a member of a self-directed team and applies his knowledge and experience in daily clinic problem solving.
The team will bring unresolved issues to departmental manager for assistance and guidance in their resolution.

Additional position requirements:
Schedules and work hours will be established with your specific Manager. Schedules, including weekends and holidays, will be required based on the unit’s organizational and staffing needs.

Age Specific groups served: Pediatrics, Adolescence, Adults, Geriatrics

Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical - Lifting 50-100 lbs.
Activities: Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Climbing (steps, ladder, other), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive), Repetitive motion Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Fast pace environment, Steady pace, Able to handle multiple priorities, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Noisy environment, Able to adapt to frequent change

Workday Day (United States of America)

EEO Employer/Disabled/Protected Veteran/41 CFR 60-1.4.