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June’s Top Job: Physical Therapist in New Jersey

If you’re a physical therapist and you’d like to visit the New Jersey Shore this summer, check out this physical therapy travel job in the Garden State.

You must have graduated from an accredited PT school and need a current license as a Registered Physical therapist in New Jersey, or you need to be “proactively” in the process of becoming licensed for New Jersey. You’ll also need to be certified (current) in CPR.

If hired for this travel assignment, you’ll be responsible for assessing patients that have been referred to the healthcare facility for rehabilitation services. You’ll provide direct patient care so that you can assess their functional capabilities, medical condition, any limitations or restrictions, and their potential for rehabilitation. Once assessment has been made, you’ll create and administer a treatment program for each patient that includes specific goals based on a patient’s ability and tolerance. You’ll also work with all healthcare disciplines at the facility to evaluate and plan team goals for each of your patients.

As for New Jersey, summer is a great time to visit and work here. The famous Jersey Shore is no more than about two hours from any city in New Jersey and, while Hurricane Sandy wreaked a lot of damage on the northern shore closer to New York City, the southern beaches (Cape May, Wildwoods, Atlantic City, etc.) have recovered nicely since the late October storm and are open for business and hope visitors will come!

There’s something just über-summer about the Jersey Shore. From walking along the boardwalks and watching the passing parade, to enjoying cotton candy/saltwater taffy, getting sunburned on the beach, dipping a toe in the warm waters of the Atlantic (average water temp in July in Atlantic City is between 77 and 82 degrees), and eating a great hamburger from a boardwalk vendor will create memories to last you for the rest of your life.

There are plenty of sand dunes and lighthouses to explore in New Jersey, as well.

New York City and all it offers also is a one- or two-hour drive from just about anywhere in New Jersey, making the ability to catch a Broadway show, watch the Mets, visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or watch the penguins at the Central Park Zoo an easy day trip.

Summers in New Jersey can be humid, with average high temperatures in June, July and August hovering between the high 70s to the mid- to upper 80s. Days of 90 degree temperatures or hotter are not uncommon. Humidity averages between 73-78 percent during the summer months.

Does this physical therapy travel assignment interest you? If you have at least one or two years of recent experience as a PT, we’d like to talk to you. Contact MedPro Healthcare Staffing today.