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For more than 118 years, Backus Hospital has been the primary source of healthcare services for much of Eastern Connecticut. We are home to the only trauma center in New London and Windham counties, and are the only area hospital with LIFE STAR helicopter services. We deliver and coordinate a continuum of high-quality healthcare with the goal of improving the health of our communities.
In addition to our 200+ bed hospital, the Backus Health System includes numerous off-site locations, including several health centers, Backus Home Health Care and the Backus Outpatient Care Center, also in Norwich. Backus Health Centers are located in Montville, Ledyard, Colchester, Norwich, and North Stonington, and additional labs for blood draws are available throughout the region.
We’re seeking a caring and dedicated Physical Therapist (PT) for our Stonington office that has a passion for patient centered care.
This new, state-of-the art location is part of Backus Hospital’s outpatient team and is close to the beautiful Connecticut shoreline and beaches!
Specialty programs include musculoskeletal disorders, sports medicine, safe steps- balance/fall prevention, headache management, bariatric rehab, vestibular, work injury rehab, McKenzie therapy, muscle energy techniques and more!
The Physical Therapist (PT) evaluates, treats and educates patients with musculoskeletal, neurological, headache, oncology or to patients with other acute or chronic physical disabilities through the use of physical therapy techniques to relieve pain, restore physical functioning and facilitate independence.
As one of the largest rehabilitation providers in the state, we offer a team-oriented structure, a comprehensive continuing education program, an excellent benefits package along with Special Interest Groups that assist with evidence based clinical knowledge, growth opportunities and support within the organization.
• Flexible scheduling
• Extensive Paid Time Off (PTO)
• Medical and dental benefits
• 401K with excellent company match
• Company paid short term and long term disability insurance
• Continuing education and tuition reimbursement
• Clinical specialty and senior clinician opportunities
We believe in high standards. These standards allow us to bring out the very best in our clients and our staff.
• Bachelor’s Degree in physical therapy required, Master’s or DPT preferred.
• CT PT license and BLS certification required.
• Open to recent graduates. One year experience in acute care or outpatient setting preferred.
• Position may support the Waterford office if needed in the future.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must be flexible, a team player and able to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
Works efficiently and organizes time appropriately. Ability to prioritize daily work assignments.
Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions, and effectively communicate information. Basic computer skills (including opening/reading email, basic internet use). Proficient skills in windows based software (including word processing, database, spreadsheet and presentation programs).
Working knowledge of State Practice Act and Federal Medicaid and Medicare regulations.
Problem Solving and Decision Making
Requires the ability to exercise discretion and use good judgment to perform duties promptly and consistently with little direction. Requires high level of analytical ability in order to gather and interpret information from various sources. Able to take the appropriate action in response to changes, circumstances or problems. Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
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With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.