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UNC Hospitals Rehabilitation Service Line is accepting
applications for a full-time, 40 hour per week Physical Therapist I
in an outpatient clinic with advanced clinical experience in
pediatric neurological and developmental rehabilitation; diagnoses
include autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, muscular dystrophy,
gait disturbance, gross motor delay, orthopedic conditions, spinal
cord injury, spina bifida, traumatic brain injury, torticollis,
vestibular disorders, hematology/oncology and weakness. Physical
therapy services available to our pediatric caseloads include
aquatic therapy, casting for orthotic management, wheelchair and
equipment evaluations, dynamic body-weight support system, and
functional electrical stimulation.
Two to three years of pediatric experience is strongly
preferred, as well as ABPTS Board Certified Pediatric Clinical
Specialist. This candidate will also work closely with an
experienced group of physical therapists, occupational therapists,
and speech-language pathologists as part of our Outpatient team, as
well as with other providers in interdisciplinary clinics.
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. This position will
include involvement in mentoring pediatric physical therapy
resident(s), students and staff. The selected candidate will work
40 hours a week, five days per week Tuesday-Saturday and may
involve cross coverage in interdisciplinary clinics.
Diagnostic Testing - Administers basic & complex diagnostic
tests and evaluations in the area of Physical Therapy for the
treatment of mobility disorders and related impairments
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.
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
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.
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
Participation - Contributes to quality of clinical services
through attendance and participation in departmental meetings and
- 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.
Graduation from an accredited Physical Therapy program.
Licensed as a Physical Therapist in the state of North
Professional Experience Requirements:
No prior experience required.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
Legal Employer: STATE
Entity: UNC Medical Center
Organization Unit: ACC Physical Therapy
Work Type: Full Time
Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00
Work Schedule: Day Job
Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill
Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes