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Physical Therapist – PRN (as needed)

LifePoint Hospitals

This is a Full-time position in Hickory, NC posted October 24, 2021.

a part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, our community hospital is being supported with more resources than ever before.

Duke LifePoint combines Duke University Health System’s unparalleled expertise in clinical excellence, quality and patient safety with LifePoint Health’s financial resources and extensive operational experience
– making our hospital even stronger.

Duke LifePoint Healthcare’s pledge to our hospital and the communities we serve is quality, expertise and commitment.

Quality is the cornerstone of Duke LifePoint, and it is the central focus of everything the organization and our hospital strive to achieve.

Duke LifePoint pledges to bring a wealth of expertise and resources to strengthen the already excellent care our hospital delivers.

And, Duke LifePoint’s commitment is to work collaboratively with our hospital to make our community healthier by strengthening local healthcare delivery for the future.

For more information about Duke LifePoint, visit

Job Description:

The staff therapist has constant contact with department employees, patients and their families and frequent contact with physicians, nursing personnel and other Rehab services and occasional contact with equipment suppliers and other health care services and will conduct themselves professionally and appropriately in all interactions with these customers.

The staff therapist provides direct patient care to individuals of all ages (neonatal to geriatric) as caseload demands.

Clinical competency and the ability to provide age appropriate treatment are assessed as part of the staff therapist yearly review.

Performs appropriate initial therapy evaluations and implements and manages a specific and comprehensive Plan of Care.

Prepares written documentation as required by the professions and the department.

Will adhere to all mandatory meetings and/or training programs.

Enhances professional growth and development through such activities as professional affiliations; participation in educational programs, in-service meetings, workshops and review of current literature.

Provides supervision to Therapist Assistants and Technicians.

Supervises Therapy Students and volunteers as assigned.

Assists with care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies.

Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.

Conducts or participates in training medical and nursing personnel in Therapy techniques and objectives.

Is knowledgeable of and adheres to Age Appropriate Standards of Care for the patient population(s) served.

Performs additional duties as requested by AD, Director or Team Leader.

Certification valid with National Board for Certification in PT, Licensed by the State of North Carolina for Physical Therapy

CPR Certification

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree/Certificate in Physical Therapy with APTA certification/licensure.

Acute therapy experience preferred