Physical Therapist - Physical Therapy at Jackson - Per Diem at Hackensack Meridian Health in Brick, New Jersey

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Job Description:

Physical Therapist - Physical Therapy at Jackson - Per Diem

Job ID
Ocean Medical Center

Job Location

Position Type
Per Diem
Standard Hours Per Week
Shift Hours
Weekend Work
Weekends as Needed
On Call Work
No On-Call Required
Holiday Work
No Holidays Required


How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career, all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system.

Our Rehabilitation facilities offer a comprehensive variety of programs and services to help you regain quality of life after disability due to a disease or injury. We focus on developing an individualized plan to regain a patent'slevel of functioning and wellness that is most appropriatefor them. Outpatient Physical Therapists function in a similarcapacity to our Inpatient PhysicalTherapists, where they work with a lower patient ratio (on average 2 patients per hour). We believe in quality of care, vs. output. You have the opportunity to work on various cases, such as: Arthritis, Cancer, Fibromyalgia, Fractures, Joint replacement or other surgery, Motor vehicleaccidents, Muscle or joint sprains or strains, Neurological conditions, Osteoporosis, Post-surgery, Stroke, Sports injuries, Work related injuries, Trauma, Prosthetic/orthotic training, and Wound Care.

We have 3 different Outpatientlocations (Jackson, Brick, and Point Pleasant). We offer a varietyand flexible shifts. We are only open Monday through Friday, ranging from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. All of our locations are open 2-3 late nights per week. We are not open on the weekends, but if needed you can pick up a shiftson the weekends at our in-patient location. It is a family atmosphere, with a lot of collaboration between different Therapists, and other team members. You get to work with a great team, in a fast paced environment. There is also a lot of growth opportunities available throughout our network. Physical Therapists always celebrate our beliefs -Compassionate, Creative, Courageous, and Collaborative. Our team is flexible, friendly, dependable, respectful, and positive.


A day in the life of an Outpatient Physical Therapist at Hackensack Meridian includes:

    A focus on restoring function, activities of daily living, mobility and preventing further disability as a result of trauma, disease, amputation, congenital defects, surgery and other debilitating illnesses
  • Gathering all information necessary to properly evaluate the patient's needs, including testing and consultations with other health care professionals, as appropriate

  • Incorporating evaluative findings in establishing time-oriented functional and measurable short and long-term goals, while considering both the patient's and caregiver's goals in the formulation of the plan of care

  • Developing a rapport and mutual respect with the patient/caregiver, as well as team members, to foster an optimum environment in support of goal achievement

  • Recommends and provides education related to utilization of appropriate therapy equipment (i.e. assistive devices, taping, bracing)

  • Provides and documents education to patients/caregivers based upon identified learning needs in an understandable manner


  • Current and valid New Jersey Physical Therapy license is required

  • CPR certification by American Heart Associationis preferred

  • The ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing patient needs, a strong sense of accountability for improving the lives of our patients and their caregivers, an exceptional focus on teamwork, and the ability and passion to deliver the highest quality of care based on a strong sense of patient focus are all required.

If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, please apply today!

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