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Physical Therapist

Department Description: Women's Health Therapy is an additional service we are offering in our Rehab Department.

This position is specifically for: Women's Health Therapy in Lexington, MA. Referrals come from URO-GYN, GYN, GI, Primary Care Providers and Boston BIDMC overflow.

The Rehabilitation Services Department in Lexington provides outpatient physical & occupational therapy as well as Pelvic Floor Therapy. This 30 hour benefited position is for a Women's Health Therapist.

Possible start as early as 7am/end could be as late as 6:30pm

Job Location: Lexington, MA

Req ID: 32382BR

Job Summary: The Physical Therapist IV (PT IV) in this position 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 who are referred to physical therapy. Additional responsibilities of a PT IV include the roles and responsibilities associated with being a clinical expert in a designated specialty area.

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. Demonstrates clinical expertise in 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. Act as initiator, developer, leader and program resource for designated clinical programs. Develop program proposals, standards of service, measures of quality, and publications in this area of expertise. Gather, analyze and review statistics and outcome measures with recommendations for improvement. Re-evaluate programs for optimal quality and effectiveness; make recommendations for change.
  3. Function as a resource and / or consultant to contacts external to the department / hospital relative to content specialty through teaching and formal presentations to professional or community organizations and participation in own professional organization.
  4. Participate in department/hospital wide quality assurance, task forces or work groups to develop plans for clinical and operations improvement strategies and assessment of service delivery standards. Maintain relationships with other department managers to develop and coordinate department/hospital wide initiatives.
  5. Conduct or direct research relative to clinical practice which enhances professional standards of practice. Work closely with department / medical center staff to design questions, obtain appropriate permissions, gather and analyze data and publish results as appropriate.

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. More than 10 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.
  2. Certified Clinical Specialist

  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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