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Physical Therapist III

Department Description: We are looking for a dynamic physical therapist to join our outpatient physical and occupational therapy team. We have 17 PT, OT and PTAs, which includes clinical specialists in orthopedic, neurologic and geriatric physical therapy, lymphedema and hand therapy. We have an 8000 square foot facility with open gym and weight training equipment. This includes treadmills, bikes, elliptical, NuStep, private exam/treatment rooms, patient locker rooms with showers which are adjacent to the Spine Center and Orthopedics.

Job Location: Boston, MA

Req ID: 31576BR

Job Summary: The Physical Therapist III (PT III) is autonomously responsible for examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis intervention and discharge planning for the PT needs of patients who have potential for functional impairments, limitations and disabilities and are referred to physical therapy. Additional responsibilities of a PT III include clinical leadership for a specific patient care program and assessment of staff clinical performance.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Evaluate patients, discuss findings and plan of care with patient, implement plan of care, regularly re-evaluate patient status and plan of care. Demonstrate independence at an advanced competence level, providing care to a diverse patient population approximately 85% of the time. Provide clinical guidance, staff triage, program development or clinical research as needed 15% of the time.
  2. Perform teaching responsibilities including but not limited to: teaching patients and families, teaching and supervising students, preparing and presenting in-services, and educational lectures in and outside of the department and the medical center.
  3. Mentor, orient and assess competence and ongoing performance of less experienced therapists, therapist assistants, rehab aides, practice assistants, and support personnel and communicate results to managers or supervisors.
  4. Provide leadership to designated clinical programs. Collect, analyze and review statistics and outcome measures with recommendations for performance improvement. Collaborate with supervisor or manager to organize, direct, distribute and coordinate work.
  5. Demonstrate initiative, seek opportunities, accept additional responsibilities and set professional goals in areas of program development, teaching, quality assurance, performance improvement, research, and administration as appropriate to meet identified department or service needs. Support an environment of idea sharing and exchange of feedback with staff across the service and department.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree required in Physical Therapy. Doctoral degree preferred in Physical Therapy
  2. License required: Physical Therapist License,Certificate 1 required: Basic Life Support
  3. 5-8 years related work experience required.
  4. Basic familiarity with computers. Ability to navigate at a basic level within web-based applications.

Preferred Qualifications:
  1. APTA membership.

  1. Written Communications:Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
  2. Oral Communications:Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  3. Knowledge:Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.
  4. Team Work:Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.
  5. Customer Service:Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service standards and expectations for the assigned unit(s). Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner.
Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.

Physical Nature of the Job:
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Job is physical in nature and employee needs to stand and/or move around through the majority of their shift.

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