The Physical Therapist II demonstrates strong clinical knowledge and skills in the evaluation, treatment planning and care of patients with physical dysfunction. This advanced clinician participates in activities that support self-development as well as the development of the department and others within the department, UMMHC and/ or the community.
- Administers Physical Therapy for physically, developmentally and/or functionally disabled patient populations, including infants and children, adolescents, adults, geriatrics and frail elderly, inpatient and outpatient as assigned.
- Examines and evaluates patient’s physical therapy needs. Formulates a physical therapy diagnosis and develops a treatment plan with treatment goals directed towards maximizing function. Completes documentation that evidences a high degree of clinical knowledge, attention to individual patient complexities and needs and modifications to treatment plan to assure best functional outcome.
- Delegates caseload to therapist assistants, overseeing quality of care and supervising performance. Collaborates with team members to assure patient coverage and equitable work distribution.
- Meets and often exceeds department standards for productivity, timely completion of clinical and non-clinical documentation. Attends to details in meeting timeframes for patient care in relation to patient’s need and overall plan for hospitalization or insurance rules and authorization procedures. Demonstrates high level of commitment to patients and position through excellent attendance, efforts to improve processes, and willingness to extend beyond normal work hours when necessary to meet patient or department needs.
- Graduate of an accredited physical therapy program and current unrestricted license to practice physical therapy from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- Must have a minimum of 2 years of clinical experience and a performance record that consistently exceeds expectations.
- Effective verbal and written communication skill; demonstrated advanced clinical knowledge and ability to instruct / mentor others.
- Excellent customer service skills and ability to work cooperatively with all members of the healthcare team.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.