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Inpatient Physical Therapist-Careers

LMC Careers 
Full Time
Day Shift 

Sign On Bonus: $3,000 

Rated as one of the Top 25 Best Hospitals to Work for in the U.S., the heart of LMC is our 508-bed modern state-of-the-art facility. Winning the prestigious, "Summit Award" from Press Ganey for outstanding patient satisfaction, "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation, all contributing to our reputation for giving our patients the highest quality care.  Lexington Medical Center was voted one of South Carolina’s “Best Places to Work” for 2019!

We are located in heart of the Midlands, right outside of Columbia, SC, and one of the most successful integrated healthcare systems in the Southeast. As the third largest employer in the Midlands, we invite you to be a part of our ongoing success and join our LMC Family.

Job Summary

Performs professional physical therapy services that are concerned with the evaluation and treatment of individuals to detect, assess, and prevent disability and restore function following trauma or disease. This may include various physical therapy tests, measurements, and interventions.

Minimum Qualifications

•Minimum Education: Graduate of a physical therapy educational program approved by the State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
•Minimum Years of Experience: None
•Substitutable Education & Experience: None
•Required Certifications/Licensure: Licensed physical therapist in the State of South Carolina by the State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners;  CPR Certification.
•Required Training:  None

Essential Functions

  • Provides direct physical therapy to patients upon referral by a physician, or advanced practice provider demonstrating specific competencies.
  • Demonstrates Age specific competence to provide developmentally appropriate care/treatment for the following patient population:           
    • Infant (Birth to 1 year)           
    • Child (1 year through 12 years)          
    • Adolescent (13 years through 17 years)        
    • Adult (18 years to 65 years)          
    • Geriatric (over 65 years).
  • Evaluates patients using special physical therapy tests and measurements such as muscle testing, functional ability, range of motion, and neurological testing.
  • Develops physical therapy treatment plans.
  • Administers physical therapy treatments designed to relieve pain, develop or restore function and maintain maximum performance using physical means such as, but not limited to,  therapeutic exercise, manual therapy and modalities.
  • Documents/records appropriate patient treatment data, such as patient progress notes, evaluation reports and discharge summaries. 
  • Instructs patients and their families in home program.
  • Supervises and monitors patient's plan of care when carried out by a physical therapist assistant.
  • Represents department and communicates with the interdisciplinary team for discharge planning and coordination of medical services during hospital stay.
  • Represents department in meetings, such as attending patient care conferences and providing in-services for other hospital departments such as nursing, housekeeping, etc.
  • Assist in providing clinical  supervision of physical therapist assistants, rehab techs, and students in their duties.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs all other duties as assigned by supervisors, or authorized personnel as required in an emergency, e.g. fire or disaster.
  • Uses effective time management to complete patient care assignments and meet departmental productivity standards.
  • Demonstrates sound professional judgement and acts in accordance with the state physical therapy practice act, hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Participates in professional activities for continued self-development, and growth of technical knowledge and skills.
  • Therapist will be able to meet deadlines and commitments with minimal supervision.
  • Uses safe techniques and safe patient handling equipment as needed for protection of patients and self while performing duties.
  • Demonstrates competence in safe delivery of care.
  • Maintains an optimistic and professional image and exhibits excellent customer relations to patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers. Demonstrates teamwork while performing duties, for example assists with the transportation of patients as needed. Exhibits courtesy, compassion and respect, when working with patients, visitors and co-workers. Conforms to the Service Expectation Policy.
  • Reports to work on time and meets the hospital criteria for attendance and tardiness.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness
    Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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