Lahey Health Physical Therapist I (PT) Outpatient, Full Time in Burlington, Massachusetts
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About the Job
Physical Therapist I (PT) Outpatient, Burlington,Full Time
Position Summary: Under the supervision of the manager and working within their scope of practice as part of a multidisciplinary team, the Physical Therapist I assesses, plans, organizes, and participates in rehabilitative programs that improve or restore physical function, alleviate pain and prevent dysfunction in patients with impairments, functional limitations, disabilities or changes in physical function and health status from injury, disease or other causes.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:
1)Patient Care Examination:Examines patient using appropriate testing methods and instrumentation, appropriately records and interprets all findings, and identifies patient needs. Formulates a detailed assessment based upon findings of the examination.
- Develops treatment plan and patient outcomes, incorporating the input of the patient, their family and other health professionals. Ensures that the plan and outcomes are functional, time-based, and measurable, and incorporates diagnosis, prognosis, physical/mental status and anticipated lifestyles.
2)Treatment Planning and Intervention:Safely and effectively implements the treatment intervention. Applies sound clinical judgment and skill.Engages a high degree of patient motivation and cooperation in treatment, as evidenced by patient compliance with treatment intervention. Provides patient/family education during therapy and in preparation for discharge. Conducts ongoing assessments of the patient’s status and revises treatment intervention, goals & outcomes as appropriate.
Initiates discharge planning. Incorporates patient/family input in the education process. Participates in multidisciplinary patient care planning.
Consults with other allied health professionals as needed.
Discontinues unproductive treatment to patients where indicated. Transfers patient to nursing or other appropriate staff when physical therapy services are no longer required, or when the patient has achieved their treatment goals and outcomes.
Documents discharge summary per department policy.
4)Patient Care Documentation:Thoroughly and accurately maintains all medical record documentation in accordance with the department policy and procedures. Documents the initial evaluation, daily treatment notes, reassessments and discharge summaries in the medical record according to the standards defined in the department policy and procedure.
5)Productivity / statistics
Meets department standards for productivity.
Delegates tasks to support staff when appropriate.
Daily statistics are completed by the end of the business day in accordance with the department policy.
Applies a thorough knowledge of Quality Improvement Initiatives within the department and organization, and assists in data collection.
Training, Education, and Information Sharing
Attends internal and external educational programs and reads appropriate professional journals, in order to maintain and enhance Physical Therapy skills and clinical outcomes.
Shares knowledge and skills with co-workers.
Develops and maintains physical therapy skills and knowledge of Lahey Rehabilitation Services Career Ladder as described in the “Rehabilitation Services Career Ladder Documentation”.
Education: BS Physical Therapy from an accredited program.
Licensure, Certification, Registration: Active MA Physical Therapy license OR Candidates for licensure who have submitted a complete and accepted application for licensure “BY EXAMINATION ONLY”
American Heart Association – Basic Life Support (BLS) certified.
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
Knowledge of Physical Therapy theory and practice.
Ability to observe, assess and record objecitve findings, symptoms, reactions and progress. Skills in critical judgement and thinking.
Ability to effectively communicate medical information, test results, diagnoses, and/or proposed treatment in a manner easily understood by the patient. Clear and effective oral and written communication.
Knowledge of Physical Therapy services, facilities and equipment.
Ability to assess individual patient needs.
Skill in maintaining patient medical record.
Knowledge of range of therapy methods and techniques.
Ability to maintain quality, safety and/or infection control standards.
Ability to use independent judgement and to manage and impart confidential information.
Burlington, 40 Hour Days
The Lahey Model of Care—right care, right time, right place—is exactly what patients, providers and payers need and deserve. Identifying and delivering on this convergence of interests has positioned Lahey Health for further growth. Our model ensures care is highly coordinated and locally delivered, with lower costs and exceptional quality.
Lahey Health is a robust, regional system including a teaching hospital, community hospitals, primary care providers, specialists, behavioral and home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The system has a global presence with programs in Canada, Jordan and Bermuda.
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