Physical Therapist, Per Diem

PT/OT/Speech Therapy Worcester, Massachusetts


Position at UMass Memorial Medical Center

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Requisition #: 200985
Title: Therapist, Physical
Department: Rehabilitation Services
Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center – Memorial Campus
Posting Date: May 26, 2020
Shift:  Mixed
Status: Non-Exempt
Union: Non-Union
Hours:  Saturday/Sunday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Shift Length: 8 hours
Position Summary:

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.

Major Responsibilities:
  • 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.
Position Qualifications:
Required License/Certification/Education:
  • 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.
Required Experience/Skills:
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Standards of Respect:

Standards of Respect

We’re striving to make respect a part of everything we do at UMass Memorial – for our patients and for each other. We’re expecting that our new caregivers practice our six Standards of Respect: Acknowledge, Listen, Communicate, Be Responsive, Be a Team Player, and Be Kind, to help us make respect a part of how we take care of business everyday.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMHC recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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