Riverside Health System is a major provider of health and quality of life services in southeastern Virginia, an area noted for its wealth of scenic, recreational, cultural and educational opportunities. We have been a vibrant part of the communities we serve for nearly a century. We are a National Employer of Choice for more than 8,000 team members and have been recognized as one of the 100 Most Wired Health Systems for six consecutive years.

Work that matters
In addition, we are a physician-led company that takes seriously our responsibility to be a good steward of our communities' resources in such a way that we can continue to provide service to the people of this region for the next 100 years.

Who we need and what we offer
TherapyWe're looking for individuals who want to pursue their career in an environment of outcome-oriented patient care and new challenges. What we're offering in return is a diverse range of therapist and related career opportunities throughout Riverside Health System … plus the kind of workplace that offers the following benefits for personal and professional growth:

  • Quality of time with patients, that lets you be creative with treatments
  • A variety of settings – acute, rehab, outpatient, home care, wellness, and skilled care – so you can match your skills and preferences to your work
  • Supervisors and directors who are also therapists and understand your needs and your challenges and value your role in planning and providing care
  • A progressive and highly team-centered approach to care with camaraderie among employees in a variety of disciplines
  • Professional development through continuing education as well as individualized mentorship
  • Market-competitive salary and benefits package
Current opportunities:

Eastern Shore
Isle of Wight
Newport News
West Point

What our team members can tell you about a Therapy career at Riverside
Making a career move, working at a new location and possibly making other life changes are decisions for which only you can provide the best judgments and counsel. But sometimes, it helps to know about someone else's experience:

Will Parker, PT:  "I have enjoyed working for Riverside because at Riverside, I feel home. When I took a position, almost seven years ago, I joined a close-knit team of professionals all with a common and genuine interest in serving the health needs of the local community. Being born and raised in the area, it brings a great sense of joy to be able to work in a role which directly impacts the lives of those in my community. Riverside also takes good care of its employees and encourages individual growth. Whether it is up the management ladder or pursuing a clinical specialty, I feel empowered through the Riverside family. Riverside does not provide jobs, it offers careers!"

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Karma Lapacek, PT:
  "I began working for Riverside fulltime in September 2007 because of my passion for geriatrics. When I initially started I enjoyed the flexible work schedule, friendly department, and helpful manager. However, I knew I wanted something more for my career. I began to pursue educational opportunities both at conferences and in self-study in preparation for the APTA Geriatric Clinical Specialist Exam. Riverside supported me by helping me attend several continuing education courses, giving me time off to study, and financially supporting the exam process. While the GCS was a personal goal, Riverside greatly helped me to achieve certification. In recognition of this advanced certification, I was promoted to Senior Physical Therapist. My passion is patient care and this role allows me to continue treating patients while also getting recognition for my skills. Now, I am pursuing my Doctor of Physical Therapy and Riverside is again assisting me through their educational assistance fund. Riverside is committed to helping me develop into an advanced practice clinician."


Christine Robinson, LPTA:  "I would recommend working for Riverside to anyone! I began here as my first job out of college in 2006 as a PTA. I interviewed with several other companies, and I chose the position at The Gardens for the competitive rates, great setting and the benefit of working with a strong rehab team. I have never regretted the decision to work here and have been able to benefit from a large and friendly rehab staff where I have had the opportunity of interacting with multiple people. The continuing education re-imbursement has made it possible for me to choose the courses I want to attend and made that process all the more enjoyable. I have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of diagnoses and discharge plans. Riverside Therapy Group has been a great company to work for and I hope to continue and progress my career through this organization."

Doug Culbert, PT:
  "I started as a staff Physical Therapist Assistant with Riverside in 1998. From the beginning, I was provided with the opportunity to expand my clinical skills through mentorship and continuing education. A career goal of mine was always to continue my education and eventually receive my PT degree. In 2003, I received support from Riverside to return to school to complete my DPT degree. When I graduated in 2005, I returned to a full time outpatient position at Riverside. Since that time I have continued to grow my clinical skills, but I have also been provided with opportunities to develop leadership skills that prepared me for advancement to management where I am a director of PT today. The diversity and opportunity across the health system make Riverside an excellent place to grow as a clinician and leader."

Doug Culbert

Special programs and assistance for therapists joining our team
Riverside offers a comprehensive Transitions Program for physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists that includes sign-on bonuses and/or financial support related to relocation. You may also be eligible for travel expenses incurred during visits to Riverside for interviews and hiring. Our Talent Recruitment Team can give you all the details on this special resource to help you make a career change.

Shannon OverbyWhat's the next step?
For more information about therapy opportunities in a diversity of settings that value your work, your skills and your ideas, please contact Shannon.


Shannon Overby
Therapy Recruitment Specialist
(757) 534-5893