The Physical Therapist evaluates and treats patients with neurological, medical or musculoskeletal disorders or conditions that impact activities of daily living, mobility and independence. Plans, organizes and directs patients in recommended activities that improve and manage their conditions and restore or increase functional independence, mobility and comfort.
- Graduate of an accredited curriculum with a degree in Physical Therapy.
- Current Massachusetts Physical Therapist State License.
- BLS Certification required.
- Prior experience preferred, but new graduates encouraged to apply.
- Ability to motivate, educate and encourage patients.
- Knowledge of contemporary and evidence-based PT practices. Familiar with acute care, orthopedics, and neurologic patient treatment procedures.
- Evaluates, plans and implements treatment programs for referred patients according to accepted principles and practices of physical therapy.
- Designs an appropriate plan of care that integrates goals, treatment, outcomes, and discharge plan. Adjusts the care based on patient response and available evidence.
- Collaborates with providers, nurses, other therapy providers and vendors.
- Educates patients and family regarding treatment plans.
- Provides services effectively and efficiently to minimize backups in patient flow.
- Completes documentation pertaining to evaluation and treatment to meet regulatory requirements including interventions provided in combination with patient response.
- Documents accurate charges on all patients on a timely basis.
- Initiates appropriate schedule changes on a timely basis. .
- Provides in-service training to teammates as needed or directed.