Rehabilitation Professional
VCA Smoketown Animal Hospital - Lancaster, PA

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VCA Smoketown Animal Hospital is seeking an experienced, P/T or F/T Rehabilitation Professional to join and develop the Rehabilitation Department at our AAHA-accredited, multi-doctor practice in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Click here to be taken to the hospital website

Our facility has 600 sq. ft. of dedicated rehabilitation space and features an underwater treadmill, exercise equipment, padded exercise room, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, shockwave therapy and lasers. We offer a variety of rehabilitation services including individualized assessments, client education, assistive devices, therapeutic exercise and hydrotherapy.

Skills and Qualifications

Certification (CCRT or CCRP) required.

1+ year(s) experience is a plus.

A basic understanding of dog behavior and veterinary medical terminology.

Excellent client relations and interpersonal skills.

Strong observation and organizational skills.

Ability to lift up to 40-50+ pounds.

Self starter and team player.

Strong desire for learning.

Job Responsibilities

Ongoing evaluation, goal setting and treatment of patients, progression of treatment and planning for discharge.

Education and communication with clients / caregivers.

Assisting clients in problem solving, billing issues, scheduling, etc.

Verbal and written timely communication with veterinarians and other caregivers of rehabilitation patients.

Daily charting, charges, communication documentation.

Scheduling and assisting support staff with scheduling, issues and conflicts when they arise

Education and supervision of interns, externs, and staff members who are involved with rehab patients and clients.

Continuing education and advancing skills – clinical, written and verbal.

Public relations and education (whether that be to staff, veterinarians, clients, potential clients or the general public) about the profession of animal rehabilitation and what PT can offer as a profession.

Contribute to the day-to-day maintenance of rehabilitation equipment and space, etc.

Giving input to improve the efficiency, quality of care, etc. of the rehabilitation department in keeping with the VCA AEVH vision and mission statement.

Participate in marketing efforts.

Benefits

VCA offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including: medical/dental/vision and paid vacation (for full-time employee), 401k, CE opportunities, a generous pet care discount and more!

If you have a strong desire to succeed, we want to talk to you! E-mail resume and cover letter to Melanie Anastos, Hospital Manager, at melanie.anastos@vcahospitals.com .