Job Description

Location: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Posted Date: 2/18/2020
Physical Therapist, Per Diem, Varied Day Shifts, Weekends Required, Holidays As Needed

Job Summary:
Responsible for evaluation, planning, directing and administering physical therapy modalities of treatment as prescribed by a licensed physician in the Inpatient Setting.

Responsibilities:
-Follows appropriate lines of communication to effectively resolve difficult patient/family/physician/staff situations.
-Responds promptly and courteously to customer (Internal & external)/patient requests.
-Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs, and ages.
-Respects patient/customer privacy and confidentiality.
-Consistently presents a positive attitude in working with internal and external customers.
-Demonstrates service excellence skills to support high level patient satisfaction as defined by department manager.
-Responds appropriately and immediately in emergency situations.
-Maintains a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors, and/or staff to provide the highest level of physical comfort, and minimize risk and injury.
-Ensures compliance with regulations to maintain accreditation, licensure, and certification.
-Completed all Hospital and Department Specific Mandatory requirements in the prior calendar year.
-Demonstrates knowledge and follows JCAHO Patient Safety Goals. Supports department specific patient safety and quality initiatives as defined by department manager.
-Understands and adheres to St Elizabeth's compliance standards and policies as they appear in Steward's Corporate Compliance Program, Code of Conduct and Business Ethics; sponsors and implements initiatives to achieve the System's compliance goals.
-Supports hospital and system-wide patient quality and safety practices as identified by National Quality Forum, JCAHO and system-wide Quality and Safety Plan.
-Fosters interdisciplinary, collaborative relationships within the department and the organization.
-Works cooperatively and collaboratively building a positive team spirit.
-Makes timely and appropriate decisions in the face of conflicting demands and interests.
-Understands own weaknesses & limitations and works to improve upon them.
-Readily adapts to change and welcomes new approaches when circumstances demand it.
-Utilizes the departmental process to find the most appropriate solution to challenges.
-Exhibits respectful awareness of others' feelings and demonstrates willingness to help others.
-Supports patient care needs in adhering to attendance policies with regards to tardiness, absences, and vacation scheduling.
-Presents a positive reflection on the hospital and its Core Values.
-Follows hospital standards of work (i.e., dress code, name badge, and parking).
-Obtains all appropriate information from patient medical records and/or interview. Consults with physicians and other caregivers as needed.
-Chooses and utilizes appropriate evaluation tests and tools while maintaining the safety of the patient.
-Sets measurable goals inclusive of patient/family goals and expectations.
-Establishes appropriate treatment plan based on results of subjective and objective assessment and precautions.
-Monitors physiological and psychological responses of treatment and revises treatment plan and goals appropriately and in a timely manner.
-Provides education/instruction to patient/family and other health care providers.
-At discharge, makes appropriate recommendations for equipment HEP, self-care management, and continued services.
-Documentation is consistently timely, legible, and accurate.
-Carries a patient load that reflects the established productivity standard of 75%.
-Supervises students and provides observational experiences. Thoroughly completes student evaluation when applicable and submits that evaluation to center clinical coordinator within the established timeframe.
-Recognizes own learning needs and assumes responsibility for professional growth through continuing education.

Qualifications:
Licensed as Physical Therapist as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Minimum of 1 year acute care experience required, ICU experience preferred

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