Physical Therapist - Neurology (Stroke)

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Allied Health
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McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
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240000DR Requisition #

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

We are hiring immediately for a Physical Therapist to join the UTHealth McGovern Medical School Department of Neurology  in Houston, TX 77030. Ideal candidate for this role will have Neurologic Clinical Specialist (NCS) certification. This position will be working in the Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease project. 

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:  

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees  
  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year) 
  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue! 
  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service) 
  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan! 

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as... 

  • Free financial and legal counseling 
  • Free mental health counseling services 
  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs 
  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc. 
  • Resources for child and elder care 
  • Plus many more! 

Position Summary:

Provides professional, educational, and clinical skills in organizing and directing physical therapy services and administering treatment programs.  Participate in building and leading stroke rehabilitation and recovery research with novel applications in mobile health, telerehabilitation, digital health with AI technologies, high intensity therapies, neurostimulation protocols, and cutting edge devices.  Assist with clinical research protocols by recruiting, screening suitable candidate for research protocols.  Participates in the development and writing of clinical research protocols and assist with preparation of progress reports and grant proposals as well as all study related activities to rehabilitation therapies per research protocol.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Coordinates all physical therapy and related orthopedic care to ensure appropriate patient treatment.  
  • Conducts patient consultation, evaluation, and program planning for all patients.
  • Develops home exercise programs to instruct patients in the required exercise for treatment.
  • Reassesses patient status on an ongoing basis to ensure that treatment goals, plans, and program are appropriate.
  • Communicates effectively with patient/family to ensure knowledge of treatment plan and home exercises.
  • Develops educational programs to increase patient/family and community awareness of physical therapy treatment.
  • Assists in continuing education and orientation or new employees to increase awareness of physical therapy treatments.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

  • Certified by American Physical Therapy Association and Licensed by the Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of Physical Therapy and four years of experience; OR
    Master’s degree in Physical Therapy and two years of experience; OR
    Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy and no experience

Minimum Experience:

  • Years of experience varies based on education level.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds frequently and/or up to 20 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visit http://go.uth.edu/careers!

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.


https://www.uth.edu/benefits/

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.


UTHealth Houston has adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.
 
In addition, all UTHealth Houston ​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’s Houston rules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements. 


Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.

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