Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation is seeking a Board Eligible or Board Certified physiatrist for full-time employment. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in inpatient and outpatient neuro-rehabilitation. In addition to general PM&R practice, there are a variety of specialty programs the interested candidate may pursue. Research and teaching opportunities are also available.
Kessler Institute offers a competitive salary and incentive program, as well as faculty appointment in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.
Founded in 1948, Kessler Institute has long been recognized for its pioneering leadership in the field of medical rehabilitation – and is currently ranked #2 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital, in collaboration with Kessler Foundation, is one of only seven centers across the country to be designated as a Model System for the treatment and research of both traumatic brain (TBI) and spinal cord injuries (SCI). Accredit by the Joint Commission and CARF (SCI, TBI, stroke, amputation and general rehabilitation), Kessler Institute also offers comprehensive programs for complex medical, stroke, orthopedic trauma, neurologic diseases, cancer and cardiac recovery.
Provides clinical direction at the Kessler West Orange location, to include patient care, program development and professional standards in their designated area. Coordinates, as appropriate, with research and education areas.
Performs initial evaluation on each patient to determine patient’s need and ability to participate in the rehabilitation process
Plans appropriate treatment program for the patient within the guidelines established by the Medical staff
Initiates prescriptions to be followed by the appropriate therapy units, and modifies that prescription as indicated by the patient’s response to therapy and his/her medical condition
Serves as the primary physician to the inpatient hospital during his/her rehabilitation program
Conducts periodic re-evaluations of each patient to determine progress and indication for change or discontinuance of treatment
Prescribes appropriate prosthetic and orthotic devices as indicated. Checks for proper fitting of such devices.
Keeps complete medical records of all services provided and the patients’ progress
Counsels patients’ relatives in the proper techniques of care and the needs of the patient and other family education
Interacts with community-based referral sources, i.e. physicians, social workers, rehabilitation nurses, insurance companies, DVR counselors, etc., to facilitate patient care and patient referrals
Graduate of medical school recognized by Council of Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association
Board eligible or certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Current and valid license to practice medicine in the state of New Jersey
Additional Salary Information: Incentive Program
About Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
For over 60 years, Kessler Institute has pioneered the course of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Today, as the nation's largest single rehabilitation hospital, we continue to define this field — providing the highly specialized care, advanced treatment and state-of-the-science technologies that enable individuals with spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, stroke, amputation, neurological disorders, and musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions to rebuild their lives.
Kessler is one of only six centers in the country to receive federal designation as a Model System for both spinal cord injury and brain injury treatment and research. That same level of expertise and experience distinguishes each of the comprehensive rehabilitation programs offered at our three New Jersey campuses. Perhaps that's one reason why U.S. News & World Report ranks Kessler as one of "America's Best Hospitals" and why, each year, thousands of individuals from across the country choose Kessler for their rehabilitation.