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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Physical Therapist in Needham, Massachusetts

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Physical Therapist

Department Description:The Rehabilitation Medicine Department provides a complete range of physical, occupational and speech/language therapies. Each therapeutic service has a common, two-fold objective

•To perform an individualized evaluation of every patient

•To develop a personalized treatment plan that either facilitates recovery of lost function due to an acute process or maximizes function at the highest and safest level possible within the limits of existing disease or disability

At each visit, a licensed physical or occupational therapist (PT or OT) provides ongoing assessment and education services for patients.

Physical therapists at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham focus on the treatment of orthopedic and sports-related injuries.

Job Location:Needham, MA

Req ID:25644BR

Job Summary:Organizes and conducts a Physical Therapy program upon referral from a physician to facilitate rehabilitation of the mentally, cognitively or physically handicapped or injured person. Educates patients, families, students and the community in the Physical Therapy practice. Participates as a team member in the day to day operations of the department.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates patients, establishes goals and implements treatment program per department's procedures and standards of care in a supportive and caring environment.

  • Instructs patients and families in occupational therapy procedures as part of a patient's on going program as needed.

  • Adequately plans for patient's discharge involving other pertinent team members, when appropriate.

  • Records and reports patient's progress for review by members of Rehabilitation team and other third parties and meets all regulatory requirements.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required .

  • License required: Physical Therapist License

  • 0-1 years related work experience required.

  • One year of Physical Therapy experience preferred

  • Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.


  • Written Communications:Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.

  • Oral Communications:Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

  • Knowledge:Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.

  • Team Work:Ability to interact respectfully with other employees, professional staff and/or external contacts to offer ideas, identify issues, obtain information or deliver services.

  • Customer Service:Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Age based Competencies:

Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Neonatal:Birth to 6 months, Youth: 6 months to 16 years, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Job is physical in nature and employee needs to stand and/or move around through the majority of their shift.

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