Physical Therapist - New Grads Welcome

UF Health Shands Hospital   Gainesville, FL   Full-time     Physical Therapy
Posted on July 26, 2022
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UF Health Therapists provide rehabilitation services in the acute setting, working to create and customize the best course of treatment for conditions that limit a patient's ability to move, be active, communicate, swallow and complete daily tasks and activities. Our skilled team strives to maximize physical performance, while addressing cognitive and psychosocial components of care to achieve the best functional outcomes.

This setting offers an array of service areas in three locations in Gainesville, Florida.

The UF Health Heart and Vascular Hospital (HVNM): The East Tower provides care to patients in the following service areas: Cardiac (surgical and non-surgical), Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Heart and Lung Transplant, Neurosurgery and Neurology.

The UF Health Shands Hospital and Shands Children's Hospital (NT): The North Tower provides service to the Adult General Medical/Surgical population on the medical units, IMC and ICU, as well as specialty adult services that include Burn/BICU and ENT/Plastic Surgery. The Shands Children's Hospital is also located in the North Tower and provides service to patients from neonate up to older peds. Units include General Pediatrics, NICU, PICU and PCICU.

The UF Health Cancer Hospital and Medical Center (ST): The South Tower offers not just cancer and cancer-related services, but is the main hospital for Orthopedics and Trauma services. The Adult ED, Renal and Liver Transplant, and a Surgical ICU are all located in this facility.

Job Opening Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or higher as designated by professional license. New graduates welcome.
  • Experience or fieldwork in the acute setting preferred.
  • Demonstrates strong communication skills and ability to collaborate with others and work as a team.

Motor Vehicle Operator Designation:
Employees in this position will operate vehicles for an assigned business purpose as a "non-frequent driver."


  • Licensed Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist or Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of Florida.

Minimum Pay Rate - Hourly: $31.78
Midpoint Pay Rate - Hourly: $43.96