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UNC Health Care Vestibular Physical Therapist II (Per Diem) - Thrive Program in Chapel Hill, North Carolina


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This position will serve as the Physical Therapist II for the Transforming Health & Resilience in Veterans (THRIVE) Program. The THRIVE Program will be a community-based clinical outreach program designed to provide care to Veterans who are experiencing the effects of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or post-traumatic stress (PTS) resulting from a career serving our nation.

The three-phase program will 1) evaluate and diagnose physical, cognitive, and other health conditions during a 3-day evaluation period, 2) treat these diagnoses during a 3-week intensive outpatient program, and 3) continue to check in with the Veteran for up to 12 months following program completion. In its full capacity, the program will see approximately 150 Veterans per year and will provide a referral network and post-program follow-ups for as many as 400 Veterans and family members every year.

This is complex professional level work involving the evaluation of patient disabilities, planning, and administration of physical therapy treatments. Incumbents are responsible for a specialty area and may supervise support staff. Incumbents complete documentation instruct patients, families, and students and participate in clinical program development and management. Work is performed under general supervision with all treatments being prescribed by a physician. Employees are expected to exercise initiative and discretion in formulating a program of treatments to meet the needs of individual patients. Work is reviewed and evaluated by physicians or therapist supervisors.

The ideal candidate for this position would have the following:

  • Experience in vestibular rehabilitation evaluation and treatment including mild traumatic brain injury and concussion desired. Experience with the use of a videonystagmography (VNG) and computerized dynamic posturography (CDP) equipment a plus.

  • Experience working in inpatient or outpatient neurological rehab

  • Patient-centered care

  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary setting

  • Evaluation and treatment of impairments related to balance, dizziness, sensory disintegration, general orthopedic impairments

  • Understanding of cervicogenic impairments preferred


  1. Completes PT documentation in the medical record per department guidelines and completes department records for billing and statistics

  2. Evaluates Patient, sets Physical Therapy (PT) treatment goals, devises a PT treatment plan and manages resources needed to perform treatment plan to accomplish the goals set for the patient.

  3. Manages PT caseload with efficiency and efficacy

  4. Plans and coordinates clinical programs

  5. Provides clinical supervision and teaching for multiple students and/or staff. Plans orientation, caseload, and other learning activities. Provides regular feedback and coaching. Evaluates the learner's performance.

Other Information

Education Requirements:

● Graduation from an accredited Physical Therapy program.

Licensure/Certification Requirements:

● Licensed as a Physical Therapist in the state of North Carolina.


Professional Experience Requirements:

● Five (5) years of experience as a licensed Physical Therapist, including one (1) year in the specialty field.

Job Details

Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

Entity: UNC Physicians Network

Organization Unit: Thrive Program

Work Type: Per Diem

Standard Hours Per Week: 4.00

Salary Range: $34.65 - $49.81 per hour (Hiring Range)

Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equity

Work Assignment Type: Onsite

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes

This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Heath Care System. This is not a State employed position.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please email applicant.accommodations@unchealth.unc.edu if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.