Physical Therapist Resident

  • R-0000003011
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Resident
  • Students & Trainees
  • Full Time

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Entity

Medical University Hospital Authority (MUHA)

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type​

Regular

Department

CC000251 MUHA | CHS - Administration - Therapeutic Services

Pay Rate Type

Salary

Pay Grade

Health-30

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Work Shift

Day (United States of America)

Job Description Summary

The Physical Therapist I reports to the Rehab Manager. The Physical Therapist I develops and provides optimal patient care by planning and implementing a physical therapy program to individuals based upon age-specific and population specific needs utilizing a developmental and patient/family directed approach. Patient populations served: infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric for a variety of diagnosis to include but not limited to: neurologic, orthopedic, post surgical, pediatric, medically complex, inpatient or outpatient throughout the hospital system.

Job Description

Consult with patients to learn about their physical condition and symptoms and review their medical history and referrals from doctors or surgeons. Diagnose movement dysfunction by listening to patients and observing them as they move about. Develop an individualized treatment plan. Coach patients and teach them therapeutic exercises and stretches to improve their condition. Use hands-on therapy such as massage to ease patients’ pain and provide stimulation to promote healing. Maintain patient records by keeping track of goals and progress while adapting treatment plans accordingly. Advise patients and their families on in-home treatment options and what to expect from the recovery process.

Additional Job Description

Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy and from an accredited program and licensure  by the South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Considerable knowledge of entry level evaluation and therapeutic interventions in physical therapy. Excellent communication skills. Applicant must  be accepted into the OCS residency program at MUSC College of Health Professions, Division of Physical Therapy.

Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Licensure  by the South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.  Current Basic Life Support (BLS) required, either a certification from an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for Healthcare Providers (or AHA recognized equivalent) or an American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider.

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The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

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