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Baystate Health Physical Therapist in Springfield, Massachusetts

Summary:

Assists patients in reaching maximum physical performance while adjusting to disabilities or recovering from injuries. Treats patients using standard physical therapy procedures. Determines patient's capabilities needs interests and goals and prepares individually tailored programs consistent with the physician's diagnosis. At this level incumbent is expected to function independently. This description covers the essential functions of the position. Incumbent is expected to perform other similar and related duties as assigned. Observe all health and safety requirements. Management has the right to change or add to the job responsibilities at any time.

Job Responsibilities:

1) Identifies, evaluates, treats and follows up clients on an inpatient, outpatient, homecare and contract basis. Provides age-appropriate care to patients as assigned. Demonstrated knowledge of developmental stages for the following age groups (infant/child, adolescence, adult and older, geriatrics) and applies developmental theories and concepts when planning and implementing care for patients.

2) Evaluates all assigned patients, develops plan of treatment, provides assessment and assists in discharge planning as appropriate for each discipline. Applies treatment plan to patients within established procedures and time frames, as determined by each discipline.

3) Completes necessary documentation to comply with professional standards department procedures for initial consult, progress notes, clinical conference notes, and dictate reports

4) Provides information and consultation to patients, families, caregivers, and other health care personnel involved with patient management.

5) Completes department operational procedures, including scheduling, billing, equipment usage, time-off requests and caseload coverage assignments.

6) Demonstrates relevant knowledge and application of clinical skills in evaluation, treatment and counseling.

7) Meets productivity expectations as determined by the department standards.

8) Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations

9) Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols

10) Conveys information obtained from continuing education programs to physical therapy staff by developing and conducting in-service training programs

11) Assists with on-the-job orientation and training for student interns

Required Work Experience:

1) 3-5 years experience as PT

2) Successfully meet career ladder requirements for Level II

Skills and Competencies:

1) Mid-Level PT skills, Physiological Knowledge, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Motivating Others, Legal Compliance, Quality Focus, Bedside Manner, Clinical Skills, Pain Management, Persistence, Energy Level

Education:

Master of Science: Physical Therapy (Required)

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Certifications:

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - Various, Physical Therapist - Various

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Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

About Baystate Health

Baystate Health (BH) is one of New England’s leading and largest integrated health care organizations, serving a population of nearly one million people throughout western New England. With roots dating back to the founding of Springfield City Hospital in 1873, Baystate Health has been providing high-quality and compassionate health care in western Massachusetts for more than 145 years. With more than 12,000 employees, a medical staff of nearly 3,100 physicians, and a net patient service revenue of more than $1.4 billion, the ever-growing health system includes five Massachusetts hospitals and the Baystate Mary Lane Outpatient Center in Ware:

  • Baystate Medical Center in Springfield

  • Baystate Children’s Hospital (located at Baystate Medical Center)

  • Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield

  • Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer

  • Baystate Noble Hospital in Westfield

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