Physical Therapist Clin 1 - Adult Acute Care
Job location: Charlottesville, VA
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-11-07
A PT1 is an entry level physical therapist who may be a new graduate or new to a medical setting. A PT1 provides safe patient care at a basic level and shows growth in ability to care for increasingly complex patients. A therapist at this level requires consultation with more experienced clinicians regarding complex patient problems and coordination of care with the other members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team. The PT1 is focused primarily on mastering general knowledge and skills. This therapist understands the PT1’s role on the interdisciplinary team and is beginning to participate as a member. The PT1 is expected to do an annual self-evaluation and may mentor support staff and volunteers pending approval by senior staff.
- Performs physical therapy examinations according to professional standards and departmental policy.
- Demonstrates knowledge of intervention options and executes a program of skilled physical therapy intervention.
- Actively participates in professional growth of self and others.
- Actively participates in quality improvement and program development.
In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy required; graduate degree preferred.
Experience: No experience required
Licensure: Licensed to practice in Physical Therapy in the Commonwealth of Virginia. New grads must be licensed within 6 months of hire. American Heart Association (AHA) Health Care Provider BLS certification required.
Job requires standing for prolonged periods and frequently bending/stooping/traveling. Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly; Ability to lift/push/pull 20 – 50lbs. May be exposed to blood/body fluids and infectious disease.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.