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Maxim Healthcare Staffing Physical Therapist (School) - ST in Somerville, Massachusetts

Maxim Staffing is partnered with schools in Somerville MA that are looking for a Physical Therapist to start immediately.

Position: Physical Therapist

Duration: ASAP-June 21st

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8a-2:30p

Description: Looking for a certified Physical Therapist (PT) to provide PT services to students at 5 of their 9 school buildings (mix of students at the Pre-K, elementary, middle and high school).

Compensation: $40-$42/hr *based on experience

Interested in learning more? Please reach out to or call me at 781-657-1825. Thank you!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs student reassessments and regularly reevaluates student for rehabilitation needs, and works in collaboration with the physician and other members of the healthcare team to modify the plan of care as appropriate

  • Participates in developing the plan of care in collaboration with the physician and other members of the health care team

  • When applicable, completes initial comprehensive assessment of student and family to determine physical needs; provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illnesses

  • Assesses and evaluates and/or assists the physician in assessing and evaluating therapeutic, rehabilitative, function status (as applicable)

  • Assesses muscle strength, mobility, gait, and Range of Motion (ROM)

  • On incisions resulting from orthopedic surgery, removes staples or sutures and manages incision line

  • Provides physical therapy treatment and establishes physical therapy plan of care

  • Instructs student, families, and/or caregivers in the use of and care of therapeutic appliances

  • Determines priority needs for physical therapy

  • Reports student’s reaction(s) to treatment or changes in condition to physician and/or Building Nurse and Maxim Clinical designee

  • Initiates physical therapy program and instructs, consults, and/or advises other personnel and/or family/caregiver regarding certain phases of physical therapy with which they may work with the patient, and explains the goals of the physical therapy program by participating in case conferences

  • Trains student in use of prosthetic device(s) and use of other assistive devices (e.g., walker); ensures equipment used in the course of student treatment is in good working order

  • Uses appropriate equipment to meet student goals, cleans and maintains equipment according to manufactures guidelines

  • Prepares and submits clinical and progress summaries based on the attainment and progress of goals, and responses to treatment or changes in condition

  • Participates in peer consultation process

  • Supervises Physical Therapy Assistants according to the company’s policies/procedures and State regulations

  • Participates in quarterly medical record reviews as applicable

  • Participates in care coordination with the company and other personnel caring for the student to ensure that their efforts effectively complement each other and support the objectives outlined in the plan of care

  • Provides/submits accurate and timely documentation in accordance with the plan of care and company policy and procedures

  • Complies with applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations regarding professional standards and practice standards

Minimum Requirements:

  • Current licensure as a Physical Therapist in the state of practice

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Physical Therapy

  • One (1) year of prior professional Physical Therapy experience preferred

  • Complies with all relevant professional standards of practice

  • Participation and completion of Maxim's Competency program when applicable

  • Current CPR if applicable

  • TB Questionnaire, PPD or chest x-ray if applicable

  • Current Health certificate (per contract or state regulation)

  • Must meet all federal, state and local requirements

  • Successful completion of new hire training as applicable to job site

  • Understand patient confidentiality and HIPAA requirements

  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to and from appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors, co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in the English language is required

  • Computer proficiency required

  • Must be at least 18 years of age


At Maxim Healthcare Staffing, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • 401(k) savings plan

  • Awards and recognition programs

    *Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status.

    About Maxim Healthcare Staffing

Maxim Healthcare Staffing has been making a difference in the lives of our patients, caregivers, and employees for more than 30 years. Our nationwide suite of services includes home healthcare, companion and behavioral care, healthcare staffing, and workforce solutions. Maxim's commitment to customer service, compassionate patient care, and filling critical staffing needs makes us a trusted partner wherever healthcare is needed.

Maxim Healthcare Staffing is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.