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PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Cape Cod Healthcare


Location:
Falmouth, MA
Date:
04/19/2018
2018-04-192018-05-19
Job Code:
180302-50004290
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  • Administrative / Clerical
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Job Details


PHYSICAL THERAPIST-180302-50004290
Description
Administers medically prescribed physical therapy treatment on patients suffering from injuries or muscle nerve joint and bone diseases to restore function relieve pain and prevent disability
  • Reviews physician's referral (prescription) and patient's condition and medical records to determine physical therapy treatment required.
  • Plans and develops written treatment programs based on evaluation of patient data.
  • Evaluates and tests patient's strength, motor development, sensory perception, functional capacity, and respiratory and circulatory efficiency, and records findings to develop or revise treatment programs.
  • Administers manual exercises to improve and maintain function.
  • Instructs, motivates, and assists patient to perform various physical activities, such as non-manual exercises, ambulatory functional activities, daily-living activities, and in use of assistant and supportive devices, such as crutches, canes, and prostheses.
  • Administers treatments involving application of physical agents, using equipment such as hydrotherapy tanks and whirlpool baths, moist packs, ultraviolet and infrared lamps, and ultrasound machines.
  • Evaluates effects of treatments at various stages and adjusts treatments to achieve maximum benefit.
  • Administers massage, applying knowledge of massage techniques and body physiology.
  • Administers traction to relieve pain, using traction equipment.
  • Records treatment, response, and progress in patient's chart or enters information into computer.
  • Instructs patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home.
  • Evaluates, fits, and adjusts prosthetic and orthotic devices, and recommends modification to Orthotist.
  • Confers with physician and other practitioners to obtain additional patient information, suggest revisions in treatment program, and integrate physical therapy treatment with other aspects of patient's health care.
  • Orients, instructs, and directs work activities of assistants, aides, and students.
  • Administer complex treatment, such as certain types of manual exercises and functional training, and monitor administration of other treatments.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate physical therapy program.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information including protected health information. Report known or suspected incidents of unauthorized disclosure of such information; and adhere to Resident’s rights.
  • Performs other work related duties as assigned or requested.


Qualifications:
 
  • Must possess, as a minimum, a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited college or university.
  • Must have training in rehabilitative and restorative therapy practices.
  • Must possess a current, unencumbered license to practice as a Physical Therapist in this state.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  • Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served.
  • Must be a supportive team member, contribute to and be an example of team work and team concept.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action in a timely fashion.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
  • Must be knowledgeable of physical therapy procedures.
  • Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel.
  • Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, procedures, etc., of the physical therapy service.
  • Must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, etc., and maintain the appearance of therapy areas.
  • Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm as well as be willing to handle residents on whatever maturity level in which they are currently functioning.
  • Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing therapy services.
  • Must be able to relate information concerning a resident's condition.
  • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and meet all other Physical and Sensory requirements of the job.

Schedule Details: 40PP, 8a-4p, occ weekends, occ holidays
Organization: JML Care Center
Primary Location: Falmouth
Department: JML-Nursing and Rehab
Employee Classification: Regular-Regular
Shift: Day
Weekend Shifts: Occasional
Holiday Shifts: Occasional
Posting Start Date: Mar 14, 2018
Posting End Date: Ongoing
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