Piedmont Health Services, Inc.
  • PACE Burlington - PACE Burlington Rehab
  • $71,088 - $95,536
  • Salary
  • Full Time

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About Piedmont Health Services

Piedmont Health Services, Inc. (PHS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in North Carolina. Dedicated to delivering top-tier, accessible, and inclusive primary healthcare, PHS has proudly served for 54 years and remains the largest community health center in central NC. Operating 10 Community Health Centers, two PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) Senior Care facilities, and 2 Mobile Health Units, PHS extends its services to residents across five counties, including Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Orange, and Lee.

What is PACE?

At Piedmont Health Senior Care, we are dedicated to enhancing the lives of seniors in our community through our Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). We help seniors maintain their independence and continue living at home homes for as long as possible. We achieve this by offering comprehensive, personalized healthcare and related services, all tailored to the unique needs and aspirations of each senior we serve.

Our approach is unlike any other healthcare plan! PACE emphasizes a participant-centered strategy, focusing on providing the right care and services that best support each participant's unique needs and goals. We integrate and coordinate all aspects of care, leveraging a team of dedicated doctors, nurses, therapists, dieticians, and other specialized professionals who work together as a care team to manage and address the complete health needs of each participant.

Job Title – Physical Therapist

Department - PACE 

Reports to – PACE Site Director

Benefits - 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance (Short & Long Term Disability)
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • CME (Continuing Medical Education)

About Position: The primary responsibility of the Physical Therapist is to evaluate and reassess participants' mobility level and other functional abilities. Provide and recommend therapeutic exercise, gait training, ambulation, etc. Plans and develops group exercise programs for maintenance therapy for participants. Responsible for the physical therapy provided at the Day Center.

  • Work Location: PACE Senior Care at Burlington Community Health Center

1214 Vaughn Road, Burlington, NC 27217

  • Schedule: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

(No Remote Option)

  • Required Travel: None

Patient Population: Adult Geriatric

Duties/ Responsibilities – 

  • Conducts an initial assessment and scheduled reassessment of all participants; communicates participant changes to team members.
  • Develops treatment program when indicated, sets goals and provides treatment.
  • Reviews and completes assessments and discharge summaries. Plans and develops maintenance, exercise and therapy programs for participants.
  • Provides manual muscle testing; sensory/perceptual testing; neuromotor functioning; appropriateness of current assistive/adaptive/orthotic devices.
  • Participates as a member of IDT; attends staff meetings and takes part in participant care planning; communicates any changes in participant condition to team members.
  • Coordinates 24-hour care delivery. Provides training to family members, friends and PHSC staff members for those parts of the treatment plan that can be carried out by them.
  • Emergency intervention, including mock codes.
  • Provides supervision to the program aides and other staff who are implementing a physical therapy treatment program.

Qualifications – 

  • Must be able to demonstrate clinical competency with geriatric population.
  • Must be able to work under pressure.
  • Must meet a standardized set of competencies for the specific position description established by PHSC and approved by CMS before working independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Be medically cleared for communicable diseases and have all immunizations up-to-date prior to beginning employment.

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy if obtained prior to the year 2000; if obtained after the year 2000, then a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy. 1 year experience working with the frail or elderly population.

Required: 

  • Frequent lifting and carrying items weighing up to 40 pounds unassisted.
  • Requires frequent bending, reaching, and repetitive hand movements, standing, walking, squatting and sitting, with some heavy lifting, pushing and pulling exerted regularly throughout a regular work shift.
  • Requires exposure to communicable diseases and/or bodily fluids.

Current/valid License: Licensed Physical Therapist in NC. Valid NC driver's license.

Pay Range - $71,088 - $95,536

EEO Statement

Piedmont Health Services, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, disability status, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, protected military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

DEI Statement

Piedmont Health Services, Inc. (PHS) endeavors to maintain an inclusive workplace, one that is reflective of the patient population that we serve and the individuals whom we employ. We strive to incorporate inclusiveness throughout our work culture, including the way that we recruit, support, and retain employees. We believe that having employees from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences is an asset. It helps us to view the world through different lenses embodying the perspectives, opinions, approaches, and values that our employees bring to work daily. In fact, inclusion is woven into the very fabric of our work life, which allows our employees to perform at their highest possible potential.

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