Physical Therapist I - Outpatient - F/T 67 South Bedford Street, Burlington, MA -

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 165876-1A
Date Posted: Oct 11, 2021
Category: Clinical Professional

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.

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. 


  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.


 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.


   Discharge Planning:

  • 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:

§  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.   


      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. 


    Organizational Requirements:

§  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.


Minimum Qualifications:


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.


    Experience:   None






Scheduled Hours

40 Hours

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.