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Rehab Careers

The world-class rehabilitation services at Inova Health System include: inpatient neurologic rehabilitation, inpatient joint replacement, inpatient acute care, home health, and various orthopedic and neurological outpatient programs. We lead the industry with high quality patient care, state-of-the-art treatment approaches and quality supervision/mentoring programs.

Various domains work together in an interdisciplinary manner as a supportive and caring team to give our patients excellent care. There’s no better place to practice the challenging and rewarding work of helping people rebuild meaningful lives.

Julie

Rehab Clinical Specialist, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

Julie

What’s been your experience at Inova?

My entire career in speech pathology has been completely integrated with physical and occupational therapy, which is something unique to Inova. We function in a truly cross-disciplinary manner, and that has been extremely beneficial to my professional development.

What’s your day like at Inova?

The role of the Rehab Clinical Specialist is mentoring. My key responsibilities are helping younger staff develop and collaborating with senior staff. It’s a flexible position. I don’t carry a large caseload, so I’m available to assist with patients, review case files or meet to discuss career development.

What’s the culture like at your workplace?

The camaraderie between the disciplines is remarkable. There is always someone at your side ready to lend a hand. It’s supportive and fun, and we always try to carve out a little time for each other. These people aren’t just colleagues, they’re friends.

What has been your greatest success at Inova?

Through our fellowship program, we’ve been able to make significant contributions to the field. We are able to mentor graduate students, knowing that when they leave they are competent and will continue to develop. I’m very proud of that.

What would you tell someone considering Inova?

You would love working in this department. There isn’t a more supportive staff or a more challenging professional environment. We deliver excellent care to our patients, and every day you leave feeling like you made a difference in someone’s life.

Inova offers numerous clinical opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in many different disciplines of rehabilitation therapy.

University-sponsored clinical internships are available for physical therapy, physical therapy assistant, occupational therapy, occupational therapy assistant, speech-language pathology, therapeutic recreation, exercise physiology and neuropsychology students. If interested, have your university fieldwork coordinators contact the Inova sites directly (see below).

Individuals who are considering a career in rehabilitation therapy or applying to a graduate program and seeking volunteer or observation experiences should contact the Inova facility where they wish to observe (see below) for availability and scheduling information.

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