- Leominster, MA 01453 US
Physical Therapist - Home Health
40 hour position
Mon-Fri 8-430pm, one Saturday per month
Title: PHYSICAL THERAPIST
Department: HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE, HOME CARE
The Physical Therapist assesses, plans, organizes, and participates in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and decrease or prevent deformity of patients suffering from disease or injury.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Job duties specific to this position:
Reviews physician's referral and patient's medical records to help determine diagnosis and physical therapy treatment required.
Performs and documents an initial exam, evaluating data to identify problems and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention.
Plans, prepares and carries out individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunction in patients.
Records prognosis, treatment, response, and progress in patient's chart or enters information into computer.
Identifies and documents goals, anticipated progress and plans for reevaluation.
Administers manual exercises, traction or electrotherapeutic modalities to help relieve pain, increase patient strength, or decrease or prevent deformity or crippling.
Evaluates effects of treatment at various stages and adjusts treatments to achieve maximum benefit.
Tests and measures patient's strength, motor development and function, sensory perception, functional capacity, and respiratory and circulatory efficiency and records data.
Instructs patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home.
Confers with the patient, medical practitioners and appropriate others to plan, implement and assess the intervention program.
Documents anticipated progress and plans for reevaluation/reassessment. Completes all records and documentation thoroughly, accurately, and promptly.
Follows all departments and procedures.
Job duties for all positions:
Takes responsibility for ensuring that all work outcomes satisfy the HealthAlliance Three Pillars: Finance, Quality, and Service Excellence.
The individual must support the mission, vision, and goals of HealthAlliance Hospitals and serve as a role model for the CARES- It Happens Here customer service initiative.
Demonstrates excellent attendance and actively participates in a variety of meetings and training sessions as required.
Demonstrates a friendly, responsive, service-minded attitude to all internal and external customers.
Communicates ideas effectively. Shares information and keeps others properly informed. Gives, and is open to useful feedback.
Adheres to the HealthAlliance Hospital Code of Conduct and Behavior Standards and dress code.
Complies with established environment of care/safety policies and procedures and all health and safety requirements.
Maintains, and fosters, an organized, clean, safe work environment.
Actively contributes to the development and application of process improvements.
Maintains a collaborative, team relationship with peers and colleagues in order to effectively contribute to the group's achievement of goals and to help foster a positive work environment.
Demonstrates respect for the diversity of patient and employee populations. Supports and encourages diverse points of view, work and lifestyles.
supplies, equipment, time, etc.
JOB KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Ability to monitor and assess performance of patient and plan make improvements or take corrective action as indicated.
Ability to communicate with patients, care givers, coworkers, supervisors and other medical staff professionally.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from patients, caregivers, managers and other staff.
Ability to follow policies and procedures.
Ability to teach patients or caregivers how to perform exercises or tasks.
In depth knowledge of standards of practice within the profession.
Ability to speak, read and write fluently in English.
Ability to act professionally at all times.
Must be self-directed and able to use appropriate clinical judgment.
Successful completion of a physical therapy program at a school of physical therapy approved by the American Physical Therapy Association or the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of American Medical Association or the committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association.
A minimum of one year (1) of physical therapy experience desired.
An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed above may be substituted for the above education and experience requirements.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, ETC. :
Current and unencumbered Massachusetts state license to practice physical therapy. Current CPR certification.
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