SENIOR PHYSICAL THERAPIST / 40 HOURS / DAYS - BWH REHAB SERVICES - 850 BOYLSTON.
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POST DATE 9/3/2016
END DATE 12/1/2016
Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)
Chestnut Hill, MA
JOB DESCRIPTIONGENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
The Senior Physical Therapist is a therapist with a minimum of two years clinical experience who has strong clinical knowledge and skills. In addition to their primary responsibilities for patient care they have additional clinical and non-clinical tasks and responsibilities delegated to them.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Examines and evaluates patients physical therapy needs. Formulates a physical therapy diagnosis, and develops a treatment plan with treatment goals directed towards maximizing function.
2. Demonstrates competency in all clinical knowledge and skills specific to the patient case type(s) in assigned area of care.
3. Acts as a clinical or non-clinical resource.
4. Consults with other members of the health care team to insure coordination and effectiveness of therapies provided.
5. Is assigned additional tasks and responsibilities which may include, but not be limited to: orientation of new staff, participation on committees, involvement in QI activities, supervision of students and aides, and involvement in developing/revising practice standards.
6. Participates in implementation of quality assurance program for clinical service.
7. Assists in implementation of triaging, prioritizing, monitoring admissions, referrals, and discharges to and from the service as assigned.
8. Participates in special interest group or committee within the department in order to promote staff education and program development.
9. Assists in proper care and distribution of department supplies and equipment, making recommendations for adequate inventory and appropriate and new equipment.
10. In the absence of the clinical supervisor, assumes duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director.
11. Participates in departmental meetings, which help to formulate policies, procedures and program development.
12. Performs other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Must be a graduate of an accredited physical therapy program.
2. Must possess a current unrestricted license to practice physical therapy from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
3. Must have a minimum of 3 years of clinical experience and a performance record that consistently exceeds expectations.
SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
1. Must possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient for effective leadership and training of assigned personnel and working relationships within the department and assigned unit, in addition to those skills required of a staff therapist (up to 90% of work time).
2. Must possess analytical abilities and sound knowledge in Physical Therapy to act as an education and clinical resource, in order to assist with development and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures and for orientation and training of new staff therapist (up to 90% of work time).
3. Work requires up to three months orientation to acquire necessary familiarity with department and hospital policies and procedures, and the specific quality standards of care and procedures unique to the assigned patient area.
4. Must possess effective communication skills (written and verbal) to interact with patients (up to 70% of work time), rehabilitation and medical team (up to 20% of work time), and patients families (up to 10% of work time).
5. Work requires prolonged walking and standing (up to 95% of work time), lifting, transferring, and positioning of patients and equipment (10% - 50% of work time), and the transportation of patients (up to 10% of work time).
6. Work with critically ill patients (up to 10% of work time) produces a high level of stress and mental fatigue.
7. Must be able to work with newborns (up to 10% of the work time) to the oldest old (up to 10% of the work time). The majority of patient care (70% of work time) is the 18 to 65 year olds.
8. The individual in this position must demonstrate appropriate knowledge of the principles of growth and development, which would include neonates to the oldest old. In addition, the therapist must demonstrated competency in assessment and treatment relative to age specific needs for the patient population for which they provide therapy, and as described in the departments practice standards.
1. Works in hospital environments where there is some exposure to blood/body fluids/hazardous materials, communicable diseases (10% - 25% of work time) and unpleasant odors (up to 25% of work time).
2. Work requiring physical effort for lifting, transferring, and positioning of patients and/or equipment (up to 50% of work time) may result in musculoskeletal strain or injury with improper body mechanics.
3. Work requires use of sharp and/or electrical equipment (up to 20%), which could result in, cuts or burns with improper safety.
Brigham and Womens Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.
Brigham and Womens Hospital I CARE Standards
The I CARE Standards guide me in my interactions with patients, family members, visitors, colleagues, and neighbors in my workplace and surrounding community to optimize the Brigham experience and help fulfill my role in our mission of providing seamless, high quality patient and family centered care.
C. I WILL COMMUNICATE MY COMMITMENT TO HIGH QUALITY PERFORMANCE
A. I WILL APPEAR AND ACT AS A PROFESSIONAL
R. I WILL RESPECT ALL INDIVIDUALS
E. I WILL EXTEND MYSELF