Physical Therapist Job Opening

Physical Therapist

Elim Park Baptist Home

Cheshire, Connecticut
Category: Physical Therapist

Come be part of the Elim Park Rehabilitation Team in our state of the art Short-term Rehabilitation and Health Care Center providing inpatient, outpatient and aquatic therapy services, patient evaluations under physician's order, and develop treatment plans in accordance with patient needs.

Per Diem Position Available!

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assumes responsibility for the screening, evaluation and treatment of facility patients needing Physical Therapy services.

  • Reviews medical information and conducts screenings prior to evaluations to determine patient need for services and ability to benefit from skilled services.

  • Performs patient evaluations under physician order and develops a treatment plan in accordance with patient needs.

  • Implements treatment plan through direct treatment, education of treatment staff and supervision of physical therapy staff.

  • Assumes responsibility for continual professional growth and development, by participating in continuing education programs, and other appropriate learning experiences.

  • Maintains confidentiality of all patient, facility and physical related information.

  • Maintains accurate billing information in accordance with facility procedures on a daily basis.

  • Attends and participates in interdisciplinary meetings as appropriate to relay clinical findings and recommendations to other members of the rehab team.

  • Attends and participates in family meetings as appropriate.

  • Adheres to documentation requirements of the Rehab department and the facility.

  • Conducts staff training/education as appropriate via formal and informal inservices and consultations.

  • Reviews and follows the policies and procedures outlined by the facility.

  • Supervises Certified Physical Therapy Assistants and rehab aides as indicated by patient needs and state laws and discipline practice act.

Entry Level Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy.

  • Current state license.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrate competency in therapy treatment and evaluation principles, techniques, materials, and equipment utilization.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of state and federal accreditation standards.

  • Willing to work with severe physical, emotional and cognitively compromised residents and patients.

  • Able to cope with emotional stress associated with the job.

  • Must be alert, attentive to patients and work environment throughout the day.

  • Must be able to work independently with periodic (daily or less) support and direction.

  • Must be willing to work in an environment with risk of personal injury, exposure to infectious waste/materials, infectious diseases, and odors

    Physical Requirements:

  • Able to stand times (2) plus hours without interruptions or breaks.

  • Able to push, pull, move and or lift a minimum of 50 pounds to a minimum of 4 feet or carry 50 lbs. a minimum of 2 feet.

  • Must be able to perform all patient transfers, (including stand pivot, 2 person sliding board, Hoyer Lift, non-weight bearing) safely and effectively with or without mechanical devices.

  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, and move intermittently throughout the day.

  • Must be able to assist with the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.

  • Must pass Medical and Physical examination based on job qualifications, requirements and duties/responsibilities.

    Equipment to be used:

    As provided by department