Banner Thunderbird Rehab Department
Servicing our adult patient population, our Rehab team is focused on fulfilling Banner’s mission to make a difference in people’s lives through excellent patient care. As vital members of the care team, our OTs, PTs, and SLPs partner with our physicians, nurses, case management and most importantly, our patients and their families to provide a comprehensive, collaborative treatment approach.
We offer unique, exciting opportunities/programs for innovative care including:
Banner Thunderbird represents a diverse outpatient population ranging all ages from birth to geriatrics. The rehab department at Thunderbird has two complete rehab teams with PT/OT/ST- one servicing the adult population and the other servicing the pediatric population. We have dedicated specialty units for addressing the needs of specialty orthopedic patients, cardiac, neurological, oncology, pediatrics, behavioral health, Intensive Care Units, emergency department, and more. Our therapists rotate among all units for overall specialization in multitude of disorders and diagnosis. Therapists at BTMC have access to formal learning opportunities throughout the year.
PT/OT: On campus, our therapists are fortunate to work closely with some of the best specialty orthopedic physicians for learning opportunities, such as orthopedic surgery observations.
About Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
Nonprofit Banner Thunderbird Medical Center opened its doors in 1983 and has been growing ever since to meet the health care needs of the communities it serves in northwest metropolitan Phoenix. Today, the 555-bed hospital - one of the largest hospitals in the state - is annually ranked as one of the top hospitals in the Phoenix metropolitan area by US News & World Report and enjoys a reputation as the preferred provider of care to children and adults in the area in consumer preference surveys. The tertiary care hospital provides everything from routine to advanced, specialized care to both adult and pediatric patients. Specialized services include cardiology, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, neurosurgery, robotic surgery, stroke care and a women and infants services program. Additionally, in partnership with top-ranked MD Anderson Cancer Center, Banner Thunderbird also offers state-of-the-art cancer care. Banner Thunderbird is certified as a Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center and features a 35-bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit that cares for babies of high-risk pregnancies and those born prematurely. Banner Thunderbird is also home to the only pediatric intensive care unit for seriously ill or injured children in the area. If you would like to contribute to truly leading edge caring, we invite you to bring your experience and skills to Banner Thunderbird.
About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to change the way care is provided. The many locations, career opportunities and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.
This position is responsible for the evaluation, planning, administration and supervision of Physical Therapy treatment in accordance with physician referral, state and national organizational standards, regulatory agencies, and established departmental policies and procedures. This position demonstrates the clinical competence and knowledge necessary to provide treatment appropriate to the age of the patients served.
Must have graduated from an APTA accredited school of Physical Therapy, or equivalent.
Must possess a current Physical Therapy license within the State of practice. BLS certification required.
Relates throughout the interview process their clinical competency, experience, training and education they have received that is required to perform the job. Demonstrates through behaviors and answers to job related experiential questions.Banner Registry and Travel positions require a minimum of one year experience in an acute care hospital setting and experience must include working in an acute care setting within the past 12 months as a Physical Therapist in the specialty area
Must have the ability to become proficient with computer software applications commonly used in an automated patient care environment. Patient care equipment, evaluation tools, and therapeutic modalities. Copier, multi-line feature telephone, fax machine, computer, pager, and miscellaneous office equipment.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.