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VHC Health Physical Therapist, Outpatient in Arlington, Virginia

Physical Therapist, Outpatient

We are looking to add another dynamic Physical Therapist to join our 25-person team! At VHC Health, the Outpatient Physical Therapists work on specialty teams so they can delve into diagnosis and treatment. Teams orthopedic, spine, balance, vestibular, pelvic health, lymphedema, oncology, cardiac and chronic pain. The therapists also treat oncology and cardiac diagnosis patients as well. This department values continual learning and evidence based practice. Specialty rounds are consistently scheduled for therapists to meet for article reviews to collaborate, discuss interesting cases, provide support, learn further techniques as a group and stay up-to-date with today’s advancements. Another factor that adds to the team’s success is that they have a solid onboarding process, which includes a new hire mentorship program.

The VHC Outpatient Rehabilitation Team focuses on manual techniques with minimal modality use to provide quality one-to-one care. To make sure they are able to provide the most for patients, the Rehabilitation Department has access to excellent equipment including real time ultrasound, biofeedback stimulation combo for neuromuscular retraining, restricted blood flow therapy system, Real Eyes Goggles system for vestibular evaluation and treatment.

VHC is excited to announce the new construction of an Outpatient Pavilion to be completed Summer of 2023! The Outpatient Rehabilitation team will be moving to this new, state of the art building, which will include a brand new aquatic program. There are incredible opportunities for career growth including climbing the clinical ladder and potential promotions to lead therapist or regional manager. In addition, VHC is currently in the process of opening several off-site physical therapy locations in neighboring communities. This will create an opportunity for therapists to work closer to home and help extend our healthcare reach to those in need.

Since VHC Health is a stand-alone hospital, this provides tangible opportunities to effect change. Come join a supportive culture, with flexible schedules, excellent work life balance, and exceptional team members, to make a noticeable difference in your community!

VHC Health is a 453-bed not-for-profit nationally recognized Hospital and teaching facility that has been delivering high quality care to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for over 75 years. VHC Health is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network (a national network of independent healthcare organizations), a designated Level II Trauma Center and a recognized Magnet Facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. We are proud to announce that the Leapfrog Group has awarded the hospital with an 'A' grade in Hospital Safety for the 19th year in a row, achieved an Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ for the 10th year in a row and has ranked Number 2 in “Best Hospitals” in the Washington, DC area by U.S. News and World Report's 2021-2022 rankings. At VHC we are always striving to provide continued excellence and growth for our employees as well as top notch care for our patients.

Job Description

Purpose & Scope:

“An individual physical therapist’s scope of practice is influenced by professional, jurisdictional, and personal scopes of practice.Over the course of the physical therapist’s career, scope of practice evolves based on considerations including, but not limited to, societal needs; progressive professional development activities of the physical therapist; modifications to jurisdictional laws and regulations; advancements in knowledge, research, clinical skills, and technology; and the evolving health delivery system.The professional scope of physical therapist practice is grounded in basic, behavioral, and clinical sciences. It is supported by education, based on a body of evidence, and linked to existing and emerging practice frameworks. The professional scope of practice evolves in response to innovation, research, collaboration, and changes in societal needs.The professional scope of practice consists of patient and client management, which includes diagnosis and prognosis, to optimize physical function, movement, performance, health, quality of life, and well-being across the lifespan. In addition, the professional scope of practice includes contributions to public health services aimed at improving population health and the human experience.The jurisdictional scope of physical therapist practice is established by the practice act governing the specific physical therapist’s license and the rules adopted pursuant to that act.The personal scope of physical therapist practice consists of activities for which an individual physical therapist is educated, trained, and is competent to perform.”Reference: American Physical Therapy AssociationPHYSICAL THERAPIST’S SCOPE OF PRACTICE HOD P06-17-09-16/HOD P06-17-08-07 Last Updated 9/13/17


Bachelor's degree in physical therapy is required.

Master's degree or doctorate in physical therapy is preferred.


One year of experience in physical therapy is preferred.


Licensed as a Physical Therapist by the Virginia Department of Health Professions is required.

BLS certification is required.

Benefits: Team members are eligible to receive benefits on the first day of the month following the date of hire, with 30 days to apply for benefits of choice.

  • Paid Major Holidays

  • Generous Paid Time Off / Vacation / Sick Time

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Student Loan Repayment

  • Overtime Pay, Call Pay, Preceptor, Charge and Call Back Pay Eligible

  • Career Counseling, Leadership Development and Training

  • Clinical and Research Pathways Eligible

  • Annual Merit Review and Merit Increases

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

  • Health Savings Account (HSA)

  • Health Fitness & Education Class Discounts

  • Employee Wellness Benefits

  • Hospital Discount for Employees and Family

  • VHC Health Outpatient Pharmacy

  • VHC Retirement Program

  • Workforce Enhancement Program

  • Work/Life Discounts Program

  • Free onsite parking

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Family Leave

  • 401(k) + Match

  • and much more! (https://www.virginiahospitalcenter.com/careers/employee-benefits/)

  • VHC Health™ has provided exceptional medical services to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for more than 75 years. A proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a national network of independent healthcare organizations, the Hospital prides itself on offering the latest technological advancements and medical practices. Virginia Hospital Center was recently designated a Newsweek 2020 Best Maternity Care Hospital, received a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and once again named a Leapfrog Top Hospital in 2019. Virginia Hospital Center is designated as a Magnet hospital® by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, is a 453-bed not-for-profit teaching facility offering comprehensive healthcare and multiple, independently recognized Centers of Excellence