Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics

  • Physical Therapist

    Job Locations US-OR-Salem
    ID 2019-3854
    Allied Health
    Position Type
    Full time
    Maximum Salary
    Work Schedule
    Hours Each Week
  • Overview

    Your Team. Your Choice. Choose Salem Health.


    Salem Health does more than provide high quality patient care. It is an organization that commits itself to empowering teams to create, innovate, and dream. We are looking for individuals who can challenge the status quo, raise the bar, and embrace change. 


    At Salem Health, we want trailblazers, self-starters, and creative thinkers to drive improvement in the health care arena where “patient-centered” is more than just words.


    Join our award-winning team!


    Therapy careers flourish at Salem Health! Our team of 75 therapists deliver rehabilitation across the age span throughout a vast healthcare continuum including Acute care, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Outpatient Orthopedics and Neuromuscular therapy. 

    Salem Health continues to expand and enhance its services to meet the growing needs of the community. From our patient-focused approach to our energized team-driven environment, we offer everything you need to practice your profession the way you’ve always imagined including a brand new Outpatient rehabilitation center with state of art equipment. If you’re looking for professional autonomy, resources including a $2,000 per  year continuing education benefit and support that will allow you to apply and enhance your physical therapy expertise, then Salem Hospital’s Outpatient Neuromuscular team is the place to be! 


    The Job:

    Joining our Outpatient Neuromuscular Therapy team allows you collaborative, professional interactions daily with the treatment team of Occupational Therapists, Speech/Language Therapists, Social Workers and Psychologists to provide the only comprehensive service of its kind in the Mid-Willamette Valley.  The physical therapist conducts evaluations and utilizes findings to plan and implement treatment which restores maximum independence.  As part of our team of highly specialized therapists you will provide evaluation and treatment for adults who experience neuromuscular diseases and/or chronic pain.

    Candidates with knowledge, interest and experience treating chronic pain, migraines and fibromyalgia as well as general neuromuscular conditions will be given preference.


    Salem Hospital is located in Salem, Oregon – twice named one of America’s most livable cities – in the Willamette Valley.  This is a region known for an enviable quality of life in reach of Pacific Coast beaches, metropolitan amenities, magnificent slopes and a friendly community that you’ll be proud to call home. 


    Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

    • Able to perform minimum to heavy physical work occasionally.
    • Able to transfer 75 pounds and lift 50 pounds unaided using appropriate body mechanics.


    Demonstrated Strengths:
    Salem Health is looking for the following strengths as identified by the Gallup Organization:

    Core Strengths:

    • Service: A drive to be a service to others.
    • Ethics: A clear understanding of right and wrong which guides your actions.
    • Responsibility: A need to assume personal accountability for your work.
    • Problem Solving: An ability to think though things with incomplete data.
    • Empathy: An ability to identify the feelings and perspectives of others.
    • Team: A need to build on feelings of mutual support.

    Job Specific Strengths:

    • Achiever – A drive that it internal, constant and self-imposed.
    • Competence – A need for expertise or mastery.
    • Arranger – An ability to orchestrate
    • Positivity – A need to look on the bright side.
    • Relator – A need to build bonds that last

    Knowledge, Skills and Talents:

    • Must be a team player and have proven success applying a team approach to obtain resolution to an issue or successfully accomplish a goal.
    • A compassionate and caring personality motivated by an opportunity to provide meaningful assistance to patients.
    • A positive “can-do” attitude that finds solutions to “unsolvable” problems.
    • Ability to work in a close collaborative environment with other team members.
    • A drive to be of service to others and have the initiative to help and go the extra mile.
    • An ability to think things through objectively and find solutions to issues when they arise.
    • An ability to identify feelings and perspective of others.
    • Requires self-direction and the ability to exercise judgment in prioritizing, accuracy and promptness in completion of tasks.
    • Demonstrates dedication to good interpersonal communication skills with co-workers and patients.
    • Ability to work tactfully and effectively with physicians, nurses and other hospital employees. 
    • Ability to interact professional and compassionately with patients and their families.
    • Ability to set priorities and maintain a calm demeanor while working in a fast-paced atmosphere of conflicting demands. 

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Graduate of a program approved by the Committee on Accreditation in Education of the American Physical Therapy Association.
    • Holds a valid license to practice in the state of Oregon or is able to obtain Oregon licensure as a Physical Therapist prior to date of hire.
    • Outpatient Neuromuscular therapy experience required. 
    • Strong preference will be given to candidates with successful experience working on a multidisciplinary team.

    Additional Information:

    In order to be considered for this position, your resume must reflect all relevant licenses, certifications, education, and experience noted in the requirements and minimum qualification sections of this job posting. Without this information, candidates cannot be considered for positions to which they may be qualified.

    Upon date of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. Salem Hospital is not able to support VISA sponsorships.


    As a leader in the local industry, Salem Health offers a generous total rewards package, an empowering culture, and a commitment to the development and growth of our in-house talent. Our work is grounded in respect for people and continuous improvement and we invite you to partner with us to further our mission.


    Salem Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by law.


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