Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 156098-1A
Date Posted: Jul 23, 2019
About the Job
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:
Patient Care 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.
Treatment Planning and Intervention:
•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.
Patient Care Documentation:
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.
•Maintains strict adherence to the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Confidentiality Policy.
•Incorporates Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Guiding Principles, Mission Statement and Goals into daily activities.
•Complies with all Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Policies. Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.
•Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.
•Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.
•Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.
•Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
•Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.
•Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.
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 objective 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
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.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.