PER DIEM PHYSICAL THERAPIST
Requisition #: 184001
Title: Therapist, Physical
Department: Rehabilitation Services
Posting Date: August 3, 2018
Status: Per Diem
Hours: As Needed
Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center – Memorial Campus
Weekday/weekend full/partial per diem shifts as needed.
UMass Memorial Medical Center is the region's trusted academic medical center, and part of the UMass Memorial Health Care system. We are committed to improving the health of people in Central Massachusetts through excellence in care, comprehensive health services, teaching and research.
Evaluates, plans and performs treatments to alleviate physical dysfunction using manual, functional and physical agent modality techniques. Participates in departmental activities to assure smooth operations and facilitate program enhancement.
Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from accredited PT school or equivalent. Current license to practice physical therapy in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Successful completion of National Physical Therapy Board Examination. Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Administers therapy evaluations and develops treatment plan for physically, cognitively, developmentally and/or functionally disabled patient populations, including infants and children, adolescents, adults, geriatrics and frail elderly, inpatient and outpatient as assigned.
Analyzes and interprets data and assesses individually current functional ability. Researches specific problems as required and makes a differential diagnosis when appropriate. Consults with physician regarding any contradictions or alternative forms of therapy. Assesses patient's progress, as related to their rehabilitation potential.
Provides individualized treatment plans designed to prevent, restore, remediate or compensate for movement dysfunction including therapeutic exercises, progressive ROM, neuromuscular education and strengthening, manual therapy, cardiopulmonary conditioning, wound care, application of physical agent modalities, and functional mobility training. Evaluates need for bracing, supportive and positional equipment.
Educates patient, family and other caregivers in therapy program and goals. Participates in patient care meetings, collaborates with team members, assists with discharge planning. Documents care provided in medical record and completes therapy billing.
Completes departmental statistics. Assists in maintenance of orderly, safe and efficient working environment. Assists with inventory and purchasing as assigned.
Delegates caseload to therapist assistants, overseeing quality of care and supervising performance. Collaborates with team members to assure patient coverage and equitable work distribution.
Participates in department quality improvement/assurance activities and program development initiatives.
Supervises students according to Practice Standards
Complies with established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives.
Attends variety of meetings, conferences, seminars as required or directed.
Demonstrates use of quality improvement in daily operations.
Complies with all health and safety regulations and requirements including Joint Commission, DPH and HIPPA.
Respects diverse views and approaches, and contributes in maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.
Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed.
All responsibilities are essential job functions.