Steward Health Care System Physical Therapist - Registered in Methuen, Massachusetts
Physical Therapist needed at Holy Family
- Follows appropriate lines of communication to effectively resolve difficult patient/family/physician/staff situations.
- Responds promptly and courteously to customer (Internal & external)/patient requests.
- Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs, and ages.
- Respects patient/customer privacy and confidentiality.
- Accepts responsibility and accountability for own actions with appropriate follow through. Fulfills commitments.
- Consistently presents a positive attitude in working with internal and external customers.
- Demonstrates service excellence skills to support high level patient satisfaction as defined by department manager.
- Responds appropriately and immediately in emergency situations.
- Maintains a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors, and/or staff to provide the highest level of physical comfort, and minimize risk and injury.
- Ensures compliance with regulations to maintain accreditation, licensure, and certification.
- Completed all Hospital and Department Specific Mandatory requirements in the prior calendar year.
- Demonstrates knowledge and follows JCAHO Patient Safety Goals. Supports department specific patient safety and quality initiatives as defined by department manager.
- Understands and adheres to Holy Family Health Care's compliance standards and policies as they appear in Steward's Corporate Compliance Program, Code of Conduct and Business Ethics; sponsors and implements initiatives to achieve the System's compliance goals.
- Models behavior consistent with Steward's Corporate Compliance Program, Code of Conduct, and Business Ethics; ensures that staff are trained and evaluated on their knowledge of and adherence to compliance policies and standards specific to their jobs.
- Supports hospital and system-wide patient quality and safety practices as identified by National Quality Forum, JCAHO and system-wide Quality and Safety Plan.
- Fosters interdisciplinary, collaborative relationships within the department and the organization.
- Works cooperatively and collaboratively building a positive team spirit.
- Makes timely and appropriate decisions in the face of conflicting demands and interests.
- Is open, honest, and trustworthy; able to acknowledge making a mistake.
- Understands own weaknesses & limitations and works to improve upon them.
- Readily adapts to change and welcomes new approaches when circumstances demand it.
- Utilizes the departmental process to find the most appropriate solution to challenges.
- Exhibits respectful awareness of others' feelings and demonstrates willingness to help others.
- Supports patient care needs in adhering to attendance policies with regards to tardiness, absences, and vacation scheduling.
- Presents a positive reflection on the hospital and its Core Values.
- Follows hospital standards of work (i.e., dress code, name badge, and parking).
- Obtains all appropriate information from patient medical records and/or interview. Consults with physicians and other caregivers as needed.
- Chooses and utilizes appropriate evaluation tests and tools while maintaining the safety of the patient.
- Sets measurable goals inclusive of patient/family goals and expectations.
- Establishes appropriate treatment plan based on results of subjective and objective assessment and precautions.
- Monitors physiological and psychological responses of treatment and revises treatment plan and goals appropriately and in a timely manner.
- Provides education/instruction to patient/family and other health care providers.
- At discharge, makes appropriate recommendations for equipment HEP, self-care management, and continued services.
- Documentation is consistently timely, legible, and accurate.
- Carries a patient load that reflects the established productivity standard of 70%.
- Coordinates patient care with PT Assistant.
- Supervises students and provides observational experiences. Thoroughly completes student evaluation when applicable and submits that evaluation to center clinical coordinator within the established timeframe.
- Recognizes own learning needs and assumes responsibility for professional growth through continuing education.
Licensed as Physical Therapist as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Current certification in Basic Cardiopulmonary Life Support.