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St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport has more than 3,200 employees. It includes a 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Westport, a large multispecialty provider group, and special needs services for adults and children. St. Vincent’s is the first hospital in Fairfield County to be integrated into the Hartford HealthCare network, and is the system’s second-largest hospital.
Our Outpatient Spine Wellness center as part of a multidisciplinary team of medical, rehabilitation, and wellness professionals dedicated to improving the health of all patients. This therapist will collaborate with professionals throughout the facility who provide rehabilitation, pain management, physical medicine, integrative medicine, fitness, nutrition, and behavioral health services to improve surgical and non-surgical outcomes. These services will be provided within the spine wellness center with the goal of promoting health of mind and body. This therapist will interact with rehabilitation team members throughout the hospital system to ensure that best practices are followed in the provision of care. Data will be collected and analyzed to improve patient outcomes, and the therapist will partner with program managers to implement, enhance, and optimize clinical programs.
The physical therapist will: independently evaluate and determine treatment strategies, deliver and/or delegate services that identify, prevent, remediate, and rehabilitate acute or prolonged physical dysfunction or pain. This role encompasses evaluation skills and techniques, analysis of patients, and therapeutic application of physical and chemical agents, exercise and other procedures to maximize the patient's functional independence. Evaluation involves strength, motor control, sensation, joint mobility, soft tissue integrity, pain, balance, coordination, posture, cardiopulmonary function, endurance, psychosocial contributors, gait, and functional abilities in activities of daily living. This professional will collaborate extensively with team members, referral sources, and colleagues throughout the system of care to enhance the provision of services and patient outcomes.
- Masters or Doctorate degree in physical therapy.
- Current/active CT PT license.
- Board certification in Orthopedic, Neurologic, or Women’s health physical therapy or interest in pursuing specialization preferred.
- Experience in outpatient setting with focus on Spine and Neurological rehabilitation, movement disorders, chronic pain, and manual therapy training preferred.
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