Wellforce Staff Physical Therapist in Lowell, Massachusetts
Per Diem Opportunity:
The Physical Therapist maintains current knowledge and responsibility for organizing and performing diversified medically-prescribed physical therapy procedures to restore patient physical functions, to prevent disability following disease, injury or loss of a body member and to instruct patients in attaining optimum performance.
Evaluate patient, document results, establish short and long-term goals and initiate an appropriate treatment plan to achieve the stated goals.
Apply muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests to plan the required therapy program via exercise, massage, heat, water, light and electrical means exercise prescription, manual therapeutic techniques and various modalities.
Perform interventions with a variety of exercise treatments (i.e. treadmill, stairmaster, UBE, bicycles, weights, theraband), manual therapy techniques, massage, mobilizations, muscle re-education, including muscle re-education, relaxation and various mobility exercises, and gait training (using inclines, parallel bars, steps, weights, crutches, walkers, etc.)
Treat patients with sprains, bursitis, arthritis, etc., with hydro-therapy treatments such as whirlpool, leg, arm and body baths, hot/cold packs, hydrocollators, etc.
Administer electrotherapy treatments using low-voltage generator and ultra-sonic equipment, perform a variety of modalities, (i.e. hot packs, cold packs, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, T.E.N.S., traction, paraffin, massage, laser therapywhirlpool) exercise programs, exercise equipment (i.e. treadmill, stairmaster, UBE, bicycles, weights, theraband) mobility and gait training.
Document daily treatments to assess appropriateness of actions taken and to make changes in the program when needed.
Document discharge summaries.
Report changes in patient’s condition and other findings to appropriate staff.
Supervise Physical Therapy Assistants and Physical Therapy Aides as requested.
MA PT License required
Master’s degree preferred
Experience in an acute care hospital is required
Will consider new grad with acute care clinical
What We Offer:
Competitive salaries & benefits
403(b) retirement plan with company match
Free on-campus parking
About Lowell General Hospital:
Lowell General Hospital is an independent, not-for-profit community hospital serving the Greater Lowell area and surrounding communities. With two primary campuses located in Lowell, Massachusetts, we are the second largest community hospital in Massachusetts. We have the latest state-of-the-art technology and a full range of medical and surgical services for patients, from newborns to seniors. We are also a proud member of Circle Health and in collaboration with the medical community it is our promise to provide our patients with Complete connected care SM
Circle Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.