Vanderbilt University Medical Center Physical Therapist 2 in Nashville, Tennessee

Physical Therapist 2

Requisition Number 1806043

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Job Summary:

Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute (PBPRI) at Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center is seeking a full-time Physical Therapist. In this role, a Physical Therapist has responsibilities to evaluate and treat patients with neurological conditions and diagnoses that include traumatic brain injury, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, tumor, vestibular dysfunction, and balance disorders.

PBPRI is the outpatient interdisciplinary neurological rehabilitation program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In this dynamic environment, Physical Therapists work as a team with colleagues in occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and social work to promote community re-entry, and vocational and/or academic transitioning for the patients at PBPRI.

The ideal candidate will have a strong professional interest and background in neurological rehabilitation. Special consideration will be given to applicants with experience evaluating and treating patients with spinal cord injury and/or vestibular/balance disorders.

Other duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conduct evaluations and treatment of individuals with a variety of neurological diseases and conditions

  • Interdisciplinary teamwork

Additional Information:

Shift: This is a full-time position; 40 hours per week; 8:00am - 5:00pm five days a week.

VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

  • US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center at http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/billwilkerson/ ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training

  • Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.

  • Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"

  • The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score

  • National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US

  • Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee

  • Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

  • American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US

*CA

Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 1 year relevant experience.

Additional qualifications:

  • This position requires a degree in physical therapy and 12 months related experience.

  • Prior experience in outpatient neuro-rehabilitation setting is preferred.

  • Post entry-level experience and training in vestibular rehabilitation, balance disorders, and/ or spinal cord injury is preferred.

  • Strong candidates without specific training and or experience in all components of this job description will be considered.

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

  • Licensed Physical Therapist Required (Eligible for State License in Physical Therapy)

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Medium Work category requiring exertion up to 50lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 20 of force frequently and/or up to 10 of force continually to move objects.

Movement

  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device

  • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.

  • Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.

  • Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.

  • Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Frequent: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Frequent: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Frequent: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces

  • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

  • Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.

Sensory

  • Frequent: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

  • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

Environmental Conditions

  • Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.

  • Frequent: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.

Job Physical/Occupational Therapy

Organization: Pi Beta Phi Rehab 303792

Title: Physical Therapist 2

Location: TN-Nashville-Medical Center East (MCE) - South Tower

Requisition ID: 1806043