PHYSICAL THERAPIST- AMBULATORY- CHESTNUT HILL, MA at Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Location: Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts





Job Description:

STAFF PHYSICAL THERAPIST PT/ AMBULATORY CARE / FULL TIME/ 40 HOURS / CHESTNUT HILL, MA



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GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:



We are seeking a dedicated physical therapist who has experience working with patients with orthopedic impairments and conditions. Staff therapists are expected to work with a variety of orthopedic diagnoses including, but not limited to non-operative and post-operative management of the spine, the upper extremities, and the lower extremities. Therapists will also treat patients with balance and gait disorders, connective tissue and rheumatologic conditions, central and peripheral vestibular dysfunction, pain-related disorders, and oncology-related sequelae.


Staff Orthopedic Physical Therapists will be joining a team with diverse clinical backgrounds and expertise. Therapists should have an unrestricted license to practice physical therapy in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Their primary responsibility is to provide patient care in accordance with State licensing regulations, departmental standards, and policies, and accepted professional standards of care. Additionally, we are looking for clinicians who will be able to treat patients with a variety of different backgrounds and identities.


Staff therapists will receive mentorship from experienced clinicians, many of whom are Board Certified Clinical Specialists. In addition to regular collaboration with other rehabilitation disciplines and the multidisciplinary team, therapists will have opportunities for clinical growth through internal continuing education programming, financial support for external continuing education courses, and conferences, as well as access to a formal mentorship program.


Therapists can also participate in a variety of Rehabilitation Department Committees to enhance their professional growth in addition to their clinical care. These committees include: The Community Resource Committee, Practice Standards Committee, Staff Development Committee, Rehab Recognition Committee, Research Committee, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Opportunities to advance on our established merit-based clinical ladder (i.e., Staff Therapist, Senior Therapist, Clinical Specialist) allow clinicians to be recognized for their clinical, scholarly, and service contributions and accomplishments.


The Staff Orthopedic Physical Therapist position is an excellent opportunity for a Massachusetts licensed Physical Therapist seeking clinical and professional growth at a dynamic academic medical center.


Primary Assigned Clinical Area: 70 Francis Street, Boston, MA



PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:



1. Examines and evaluates patient's physical therapy needs. In collaboration with the patient and/or caregiver, 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. Consults with other members of the health care team to ensure coordination and effectiveness of therapies provided.


4. Assists in implementation of triaging, prioritizing, monitoring admissions, referrals, and discharges to and from the service as assigned.


5. Manages patient caseload assigned.


6. Participates in activities that directed towards increasing knowledge and skill and professional development.


7. Participates in departmental meetings, which help to formulate policies, procedures and program development.


8. Supervises aides and other support personnel as appropriate.


9. Supervises students and other individuals seeking educational experiences related to physical therapy.


10. Performs other duties as assigned.



Qualifications

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.



SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:


1. Must possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to manage a diverse patient population of varying diagnosis and case types.


2. Must possess analytical abilities and sound knowledge in Physical Therapy to effectively manage a varied caseload demonstrating sound clinical decision-making and judgment (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 competencies, 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 (if assigned) to the oldest old (up to 20% 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 demonstrate competency in examination/evaluation and treatment relative to age specific needs for the patient population for which they provide therapy, and as described in the department's practice standards.



WORKING CONDITIONS:



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.



SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:



Assists with supervision and education of assistants and aides.



FISCAL RESPONSIBILITIES:



1. Patient charges are entered in an accurate and timely manner as appropriately supported by the medical documentation.


2. Hospital and department equipment is managed in an appropriate and cost-efficient manner.



HOSPITAL WIDE RESPONSIBILITIES:



Works within legal, regulatory, accreditation and ethical practice standards relevant to the position and as established by BWH/Partners; follows safe practices required for the position; complies with appropriate BWH and Partners policies and procedures; fulfills any training required by BWH and/or Partners, as appropriate; brings potential matters of non-compliance to the attention of the supervisor or other appropriate hospital staff.



EEO Statement

Brigham and Women's Hospital is an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
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