Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 157487-1A
Date Posted: Oct 2, 2019
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is part of a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.
We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.
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:
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.
3) Discharge Planning:
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
6) 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.
7) Career Development
? 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:
VARIABLE/PER DIEM. Min. of 2 days per month with additional availability a plus and ability to orient weekdays.
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.