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Clinical Specialist / Physical Therapist

Cape Cod Healthcare

City:  HYANNIS  |   State:  MA  |   Country:  USA  |   ZIP Code:  02601
Job ID Number:  PT040918  |   Posted:  04/09/2018

Job Summary:

CLINICAL SPECIALIST/PHYSICAL THERAPIST



PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To organize and conduct medically prescribed treatment programs for adult and pediatric patients to help restore function and prevent disability according to the principles and practices of physical therapy.


PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1.  Evaluates new patients, sets objective measurable treatment goals for functional outcome, establishes appropriate treatment programs, and provides documentation of same.
  2.  Administers diagnostic muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests to determine the extent of the patient’s impairment and the prognosis for improvement.
  3.  Carries out appropriate treatment modalities, and re-evaluates the patient as needed, modifying the treatment plan based on patient progress.
  4.  Provides objective, analytic documentation of patient care, patient/family education, and communication with other caregivers.
  5.  Communicates effectively with medical/allied health personnel, regarding patient progress, needs, and discharge planning.
  6.  Provides instruction in therapeutic procedures to be continued by patient and family.
  7.  Assists in training new personnel as requested by manager.
  8.  Provides guidance and direction to Physical Therapist Assistants, Aides, and affiliating students.
  9.  Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment programs, quality improvement initiatives, and safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  10. Attends meetings as required.
  11. Enhances professional growth and development through participation in approved education programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops.
  12. Maintains daily statistical records of patient activity and charges.
  13. Performs other work related duties as assigned or requested.

Consistently provides service excellence to all patients, family members, visitors, volunteers and co-workers in a manner that reflects Cape Cod Hospital’s commitment to CARES: compassion, accountability, respect, excellence and service.


S18T:

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  *   Able to read, write, and communicate effectively in English.
  *   Entry level degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited Physical Therapy Program
  *   Licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  *   Current BLS

S19T:

For PT Clinical Specialist, must meet all qualifications noted above, as well as the following:


 ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1.  Serves as a clinical resource for rehabilitation staff in a focused area of clinical expertise; plans and conducts treatment programs for patients.
  2.  Assists management in the planning, development, organization and supervision of the specified clinical specialty area.



EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  *   Documentation of Specialist Certification.
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