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Nuvance Health
Norwalk, CT, United States
10 days ago
Nuvance Health
Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
10 days ago


Acute Care Physical Therapist (Job Id 9218): Full Time, Part Time & Per Diem available


Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices.  Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations.

Under the general supervision of the rehab manager or supervisor, performs therapy examinations, develops treatment plans and goals, and applies interventions in accordance with the Standards of Practice of the profession, applicable state licensure regulations, and hospital policies and procedures to a variety of patients ranging from newborn to geriatric in age in an acute care setting. Opportunity for rotation to outpatient sites may exist per operational need.

1. Performs therapy examinations, develops treatment plans, and establishes treatment goals with patient input.
2. Provides care to special populations including Total Joint Replacement and Stroke as per hospital protocols.
3. Delegates and supervises patient related tasks to assistants, aides, and support personnel. Supervises students as assigned.
4. Collaborates with other disciplines to provide coordinated interdisciplinary patient care.
5. Supports excellence of the organization and customer satisfaction.
6. Contributes to the ongoing professional development of self, department, and the network.
7. Manages time effectively and demonstrates willingness to work a variety of scheduling patterns within individual control hours.
8. Makes independent decisions within the scope of defined job description, level of knowledge, skills and abilities but seeks guidance as necessary for performance of duties.
9. Contributes to peer review as required.
10. Utilizes evidence based practice and APTA guidelines for patient care.
11. Meets or exceeds productivity and documentation requirements.
12. Accepts and utilizes feedback in a constructive manner and demonstrates respect for others in open and constructive communications.
13. Accepts other duties as assigned. Adheres to all departmental and hospital policies.
14. Additional duties as assigned.
15. Meets minimum scheduling requirements per department “Employment Guide for Per Diem Employees” policy.
16. Maintain and Model Nuvance Health Foundational Values (Personal, Imaginative, Agile, Connected).
17. Performs other duties as required.

Other information:
Education: Graduate of an accredited curriculum with a minimum of a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. For individuals who completed appropriate Physical Therapy education prior to 2015, with a valid Physical Therapy license in the state of practice or proof of license eligibility, a Bachelor’s degree or greater in Physical Therapy will be accepted in lieu of the Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree.

Current license to practice Physical Therapy in Connecticut: Successful completion of minimum educational requirements for licensure including all clinical practice and comprehensive examinations. Temporary licensure may be considered at the discretion of the department manager.

Current CPR Certification
Meets continuing education requirements for state Licensure & CPR Certification

Prefer: Previous experience delivering comprehensive care in an acute setting to patients with physical dysfunction secondary to disability, disease, or injury in accordance with professional standards of practice.

Prefer: Previous experience with diagnoses including orthopedic, pulmonary, oncology, pain management, vestibular, amputations, multi-trauma, neurological and medically complex patients.

Location: Norwalk-34 Maple St

Work Type: Per Diem

Standard Hours: 8.00

FTE: 0.025

Work Schedule: Day 8

Work Shift: The PRN PT will cover week days, weekends, and on call rotations on an as needed basis

Org Unit: 343

Department: I/P Physical Medicine

Exempt: No

 Grade: S11

* Physical Therapist
* First Aid/CPR/AED

* Bachelor's Level Degree

Working conditions:
* Significant manual skills / motor coord & finger dexterity
* Significant occupational risk
* Very Heavy effort. May exert up to 50 lbs. force
* Some exposure to dirt, odors, noise, human waste, etc.

EOE, including disability/vets.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60894106
  • Location:
    Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
  • Position Title: Acute Care Physical Therapist
  • Company Name: Nuvance Health
  • Job Function: Physical Therapy
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate

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