Rehabilitation Careers

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Your story of inspired care starts here.
UF Health is hiring talented Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists and others like you to join our advanced Rehabilitation team. Experience the pride of being part of our world-renowned interdisciplinary team. Inspire yourself and others using your knowledge and patient focus to create your own story of outstanding rehabilitation. Forbes ranked us as one of Florida’s “Best Places to Work.” And we offer you many locations and practice settings in which to work, including outpatient care centers and inpatient care at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville — a nationally recognized, tertiary teaching center featuring a dedicated Children’s Hospital, Level 1 trauma center and skilled Magnet®-designated nurses.

Rehabilitation careers with a renowned leader.

As a therapist at UF Health, you will be a trusted and valued member of one of the nation’s most advanced interdisciplinary teams. Our progressive academic health system provides career-advancing opportunities where you can develop and deliver therapy treatment plans for patients of all ages, pursue therapy opportunities in a wide range of specialty areas and clinical settings, help train students and participate in truly life-changing care. Our collaborative therapy teams operate on the cutting edge of rehabilitative care, utilizing state-of-the-art therapeutics and equipment, contributing to groundbreaking research and supporting the recovery and ongoing rehabilitation of routine and complex patients.

Learn more about our Occupational Therapy (OT), Physical Therapy (PT), Speech-Language Pathology (SLP), Audiology and other clinical and support staff careers within our various settings.

Acute Care PhotoExcellence, experience and exploration — these are the hallmarks of our hospital-based rehabilitation teams. Our inpatient teams are valued members of our medical and surgical interdisciplinary teams. We collaborate with renowned physicians and surgeons to deliver groundbreaking care that few other health systems in the country can offer. Specialty areas include:

  • UF Health Shands Hospital: Adult Medical/Surgical and ICU, Burn/BICU and ENT/Plastic Surgery. Look for jobs with "NT" (North Tower) in the department name.
  • UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital: Pediatric Medical/Surgical and ICU, Neonatal ICU and Congenital ICU. Look for jobs with "NT" (North Tower) in the department name.
  • UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine Hospitals: Cardiac (surgical and non-surgical), Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Heart and Lung Transplant, Neurosurgery and Neurology. Look for jobs with "HVNM" in the department name.
  • UF Health Cancer Hospital: Cancer and cancer-related services, Orthopedics and Trauma, Adult ED, Renal and Liver Transplant, and Surgical ICU. Look for jobs with "ST" (South Tower) in the department name.

Our dynamic academic environment allows our PTs, OTs and SLPs to continually learn and grow in their careers and to become mentors for their peers and educators for future therapists.

Here, you’ll find a world of opportunity in one location that will allow you to gain valuable clinical experience, continue to expand your professional horizons, and receive personalized support to further your career in virtually any specialty area of interest and any patient population.

Our staff comprises therapists who are new graduates to therapists who have over 20 years of acute care experience. Because our hospital is open 7 days a week and therapy is provided 365 days/year, our therapists have the opportunity to work creative work schedules and work hours to meet their personal needs while meeting the therapy needs of our patients.

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Outpatient PhotoCompassion, creativity and collaboration — these are the defining characteristics of our outpatient therapy teams. Our teams of exercise professionals, PTs, OTs, SLPs and MTs are dedicated to delivering world-class therapeutics and interventions tailored to meet the recovery needs of each patient. Here, therapists collaborate in research and education that are helping to advance rehabilitation care and improve the quality of life for our patients. This is a team-based environment where physicians, therapists and support staff work closely together across all our centers and specialty areas to deliver revolutionary care, treatment and recovery plans with optimal results.

Our outpatient centers serve a wide range of clinical areas, allowing our therapists to gain valuable clinical experience, expand their professional horizons and explore career paths within a variety of specialty areas in UF Health’s Rehab Center locations, including:

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
    • Comprehensive services for sports medicine and general orthopedic conditions
  • Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases
    • Multidisciplinary center serving neurological conditions, including ALS, movement disorders and Parkinson’s
  • Medical Plaza
    • Complex medical, cardiopulmonary and cancer care
  • Haile Plantation
    • General orthopedics spanning adolescent through geriatric populations
  • Magnolia Parke
    • A multidisciplinary center serving patients with orthopedic, vestibular, pain management, neurological and pelvic health conditions
  • Cardiopulmary Rehab Center
    • Phase 2 cardiac rehabilitation and post-lung transplant services
  • Ortho Hand & Upper Extremity
    • Comprehensive services for hand and upper extremity orthopedic conditions
  • Student Health Care Center
    • General on-campus orthopedic and sports physical therapy services
  • Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment
    • Multidisciplinary, intensive therapy and behavioral program for children with autism and/or neurodevelopmental diagnoses
  • Ortho Rehab for Kids
    • Comprehensive orthopedic, pediatric spine and high-level neurodevelopmental care
  • Magnolia Parke Rehab for Kids
    • Multidisciplinary, specialized pediatric care services for all diagnoses
  • UF Health Fitness and Wellness Center
    • A general fitness center with a medically based fitness and wellness program for those who desire to improve overall fitness through a supervised workout experience
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The professionals at UF Health Psychiatric Hospital provide trauma-informed care for children over the age of 9 and adults of all ages who are dealing with psychiatric illnesses and addiction. Inpatient care at our hospital focuses on providing a safe, highly supervised setting for treatment. The multidisciplinary teams of UF Health physicians, psychologists, therapists, mental health professionals and nurses formulate individualized treatment plans for everyone in our care. The treatment plan identifies problems, interventions and goals designed to facilitate our patients’ return to the community.

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Experience, compassion and creativity — these are the outstanding characteristics of our HomeCare rehab team. PTs, OTs and SLPs collaborate with each other, the nursing team and social workers to treat patients in their homes to optimize their function and improve their quality of life. The joy of treating patients in their own environment results in the ability to provide practical and sustainable solutions for patients that directly impact their day-to-day life.

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We offer you:

  • Mentorship and resources to promote your professional success and development
  • Dedicated onboarding and training to allow you to hone your skills and excel
  • Opportunities to contribute to our academic system by training residents or participating in research
  • Excellent salary and comprehensive benefits
  • Tuition assistance and support to further your career
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Why Work With UF Health

Benefits to fit your life.
As you would expect from an organization this size, our core benefits include medical insurance and prescription drug plans, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, generous paid time off, 10 paid holidays per year and an employee assistance plan. Voluntary benefits include tuition reimbursement, dependent care and health care reimbursement accounts, dental insurance, vision plan and more. Retirement benefits include a 403(b) plan.
About UF Health
About UF Health

UF Health Shands is recognized as Florida’s premier hospital system. We're an integral part of the University of Florida, which ranks as the nation’s Number 1 public university by the Wall Street Journal.

Our steadfast commitment to delivering top-tier clinical care leads to outstanding outcomes, consistently garnering our hospital national acclaim, including:

  • Nine of our specialties rank among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Our hospital has received four consecutive Magnet® designations for high-quality nursing.
  • UF Health Shands Hospital is recognized as a Designated Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for scientific leadership in laboratory and clinical research.
  • We received an “A” on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

It's our privilege to provide exceptional, patient-centered health care that bolsters our communities and strengthens our role as the perennial health care leader in Florida.

About The Area
Welcome to the Sunshine State.
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