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State of Massachusetts Physical Therapist Assistant in Chelsea, Massachusetts

The state operated Veterans Home at Chelsea is an independent state agency consisting of long-term care and a domiciliary which are independent living quarters for our veterans. The care and services provided by the Veterans Homes are supported by an extraordinary group of staff working to meet the needs of our veterans. The ideal incumbent's role as the Physical Therapist Assistant will be to provide physical therapy services to maximize independent function, enhance development, and prevent disability to the residents of the Veterans Home at Chelsea. DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. *Works under the direction of a licensed PT, providing direct and indirect treatment to residents as indicated. *2. *Assists the PT in assessing veteran’s functional abilities and developing individualized treatment plans. *3. *Guides residents through therapeutic exercises and activities, providing hands-on assistance and encouragement as needed. 1. Trains and monitors residents and staff in physical therapy-related activities, including appropriate set up, maintenance, and use of therapeutic/adaptive equipment, including wheelchairs, walkers, and other associated devices. *5. *Documents all physical therapy-related services according to facility policy and reports observations tothe supervising PT. *6. *Educates residents, families, and caregivers on adaptive techniques/strategies to promote independence and safety in daily activities. *7. *Coordinates with other disciplines to assure optimal care, including attendance at interdisciplinary meetings. *8. *Communicates effectively with residents, staff, families, and colleagues. *9. *Understands and supports departmental goals and objectives. *10. *Participates in team meetings and continuing education opportunities for professional growth and to stayupdated on best practices in physical therapy and long-term care. *11. *Maintains a clean and safe treatment environment including proper storage and organization of equipmentand supplies. *12. *Adheres to the American Physical Therapy Association Code of Ethics and Guide for Professional Conduct. *13. *Supports the supervising PT in the establishment or revision of policies, procedures and standards. 14. May provide training to applicable students. * *QUALIFICATIONS PREFFERED AT HIRE:* 1. *Knowledge of the science, theory, principles, and terminology associated with the practice of physical therapy. *2. *Knowledge of physical therapy evaluation skills, treatment principles and techniques, preferably in skilled nursing and long-term care facility settings. *3. *Ability to understand, explain and apply the policies, procedures, standards and guidelines governing physical therapy and rehabilitation activities. *4. *Ability to use sound clinical judgement. *5. *Ability to communicate using good interpersonal skills. *6. *Ability to work alongside the supervising PT cooperatively and openly and receive feedback on performance. * *7.* Ability to motivate and establish rapport with residents. 8. Ability to maintain accurate records and to prepare general reports. QUALIFICATIONS ACQUIRED ON JOB: 1. *Knowledge of facility and departmental operating systems including laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing practice. *2. *Knowledge of types and use of agency forms. *3. *Knowledge of the methods used in employee performance evaluations. 4. Growth in clinical judgement, communications skills, and interpersonal relations. *_Pre-Offer Process:_ For BU and MI-MIV A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori__ Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website. If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Minimum Entrance Requirements: None. Special Requirements: I. Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's license. II.Possession of a current and valid Physical Therapist Assistant license issued by the Massachusetts Division of Licensure Board of Allied Health Professionals in accordance with Chapter 667 of the Acts of 1982. *Comprehensive Benefits* When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! COVID Vaccine: As a condition of employment, depending on job assignment and location, employees may be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination and/or other vaccinations, or to have been approved for a vaccination exemption prior to their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. *Job: Medical Services *Organization: Chelsea Veterans Home *Title: *Physical Therapist Assistant Location: Massachusetts-Chelsea-91 Crest Street Requisition ID: 240005P0

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