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Physical Therapist I (Lymphedema)

Company: UNC Health Care
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionBecome part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.Summary:
UNC Hospitals Rehabilitation Service Line is accepting applications for a full-time, 40 hour per week Physical Therapist I specializing in lymphedema in an outpatient clinic. Requires completion of Certified Lymphedema Therapy advanced coursework/certificate.At least one to two years of experience in lymphedema is strongly preferred. This candidate will work closely with an experienced group of physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists as part of our Outpatient team. Excellent time management, communication, flexibility, and organizational skills are required in this fast-paced environment. Good leadership skills are needed to coordinate patient care coverage with other disciplines within the UNC Healthcare System and academic institutions across the state to provide clinical instruction to students within the clinic.Position may include opportunities to teach, lecture, and provide in-services to staff and students, as well as community outreach.
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 InformationOther information:
Education Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited Physical Therapy program.Licensure/Certification Requirements:
    • Licensed as a Physical Therapist in the state of North Carolina.Professional Experience Requirements:
      • No prior experience required.Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
        Job DetailsLegal Employer: STATEEntity: UNC Medical Center
        Organization Unit: Physical Therapy - CRCWork Type: Full Time
        Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00Work Schedule: Day JobLocation of Job: US:NC:Chapel HillExempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes

Keywords: UNC Health Care, Chapel Hill , Physical Therapist I (Lymphedema), Healthcare , Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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