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The Overlook VNA Physical Therapist - 10000 Sign-On Bonus in West Springfield, Massachusetts

Job Description

**$10,000 Sign-On Bonus eligible position.

Position Title:             Physical Therapist

FLSA STATUS:                     Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO:                     Branch Director or Clinical Leader

SUPERVISES:                       Physical Therapy Assistants

DEPARTMENT:                  Home Care

COMPANY:                          MHS/The Overlook – West Springfield Campus

 

POSITION SUMMARY :

Provides skilled physical therapy services consistent with professional and regulatory standards and policies. Participates in the development of individualized programs necessary to achieve patient care objectives.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The following duties are normal for this position.  This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Perform comprehensive patient assessments to determine functional deficit and potential and establish a therapeutic program. Develop a therapy plan of care to include goals and discharge plans.

  • Document, within time frames, observations, patient's response to treatment, treatment programs, degree of progress and notable changes in patient condition.  Completes all documentation required and in accordance with state and federal regulations and policy.  Demonstrate administration of objective, standardized tests and measures and performance of evidence-based practice in documentation.

  • Communicate and coordinate patient care with other members of the patient's health care team.  Attend employee meetings and patient conferences.

  • Supervise physical therapy assistants in accordance with regulations and policy.

  • Provide patient and family teaching related to the patient's physical therapy program and patient/family engagement in goal achievement.  Assist the patient and/or family to procure needed equipment or supplies.

  • Provide physical therapy in interventions accordance with physician's orders and accepted evidence-based professional practices.

  • Utilize appropriate hand washing, standard precautions and personal protective equipment.

  • Keep knowledge of physical therapy theory and practice current and acquires new skills as needed by attendance at workshops, courses, in-services, etc.

  • Demonstrates proficiency with the administration of objective standardized tests and measures and compliance with regulatory standards.

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy program

  • Licensed as a PT in the Massachusetts

  • Home care experience, strongly preferred

  • Current CPR required

  • Current State of Residence driver's license and reliable transportation

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Computer proficiency

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to read, write and speak the English language

  • Maintain required vaccinations

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS :

  • Work primarily indoors

  • Possible exposure to unpleasant odors

  • Possible exposure to chemicals as identified in the MSDS Manual

  • Possible exposure to infections, diseases and Bloodborne pathogens

  • Continuous exposure to patients who are ill, confused, irritable and irrational

  • Subject to hostile and emotionally upset family members, personnel and visitors

  • May work beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when necessary.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    COMMUNITY OVERVIEW:

    The Overlook is a non-profit organization operating since 1911 and offering a full continuum of care and services for older adults in MA. The organization embraces its rich history and heritage, owning and managing 218 Independent Living Apartment Homes and Cottages, 28 Enhanced Care Private Suites, a 14- Suite Assisted Living Memory Care neighborhood, 27-unit Short-term Post-Acute Rehabilitation, 112-bed Long Term Care Skilled Nursing, as well as Home Health, Hospice, Palliative Care, Private Duty and Care Management divisions.

     

    The Overlook and its 3 subsidiaries are based in Charlton, MA, with satellite home health and hospice offices across the state. The organization employs approximately 600 talented and compassionate Team Members and serves 1,500+ Residents/Patients.

     

    The Overlook has a Vision to design a mixed-use Community beyond its singular function as a Retirement Community, a pedestrian-friendly, walkable "Village Center" environment, with select retailers, restaurants featuring fresh, locally sourced food, a brewery, a large banquet, and events center, enriching programs, health and wellness-focused on mind, body and spirit, and more. The Overlook’s bucolic setting on 450 acres of beautiful New England countryside, 16 miles of nature trails, a dog park, and a wealth of amenities offer limitless possibilities in helping us reposition our Campus.

     

    THE OVERLOOK WAY:

    All Team Members of The Overlook must embrace and commit to conducting themselves at all times in support of our 28 Guiding Principles, Culture of Excellence, and core values, which form the foundation of our unique culture. The Overlook strives to exceed expectations, inspire and "Do what's best for those we serve."

  • Integrity: saying what you mean, meaning what you say (in action and words), even if it hurts you personally or professionally

  • Respect for Individual Choice: empowering and supporting others in their Self-determination for health and well-being, as they define it

  • Compassion: understanding and empathy for others

  • Creativity/Innovation: thinking wildly, planning accordingly

  • Grace: putting people at ease, without compromising performance or outcomes

     

    JUST SOME OF OUR BENEFITS AND PERKS:

     

    Solid Track Record of Promoting

    Team Members from within

    Plenty of Free Parking

    Free Daily Lunch on

    Campus

     

    Vacation, Sick, Holiday Time + Floating Holidays

     

    Travel Reimbursement

     

    Professional Development

    Flexible Spending and Health Reimbursement Accounts

    Employee Assistance Programs

     

    Tuition Reimbursement

    Short + Long Term Disability, Life Insurance

    Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

    Access to Fitness Center, Pool, and Onsite Massages

     

    In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Overlook will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective Team Members and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The Overlook is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates, and values employee differences and similarities. By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, The Overlook will better serve our communities. The Overlook is an employment-at-will organization and an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, The Overlook prohibits retaliation against an applicant or employee because he or she has engaged in protected activity under the statutes prohibiting discrimination in the workplace.

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    COMMUNITY OVERVIEW:

    The Overlook is a non-profit organization operating since 1911 and offering a full continuum of care and services for older adults in MA. The organization embraces its rich history and heritage, owning and managing 218 Independent Living Apartment Homes and Cottages, 28 Enhanced Care Private Suites, a 14- Suite Assisted Living Memory Care neighborhood, 27-unit Short-term Post-Acute Rehabilitation, 112-bed Long Term Care Skilled Nursing, as well as Home Health, Hospice, Palliative Care, Private Duty and Care Management divisions.

    The Overlook and its 3 subsidiaries are based in Charlton, MA, with satellite home health and hospice offices across the state. The organization employs approximately 600 talented and compassionate Team Members and serves 1,500+ Residents/Patients.

    The Overlook has a Vision to design a mixed-use Community beyond its singular function as a Retirement Community, a pedestrian-friendly, walkable "Village Center" environment, with select retailers, restaurants featuring fresh, locally sourced food, a brewery, a large banquet, and events center, enriching programs, health and wellness-focused on mind, body and spirit, and more. The Overlook’s bucolic setting on 450 acres of beautiful New England countryside, 16 miles of nature trails, a dog park, and a wealth of amenities offer limitless possibilities in helping us reposition our Campus.

    THE OVERLOOK WAY:

    All Team Members of The Overlook must embrace and commit to conducting themselves at all times in support of our 28 Guiding Principles, Culture of Excellence, and core values, which form the foundation of our unique culture. The Overlook strives to exceed expectations, inspire and "Do what's best for those we serve."

    Integrity: saying what you mean, meaning what you say (in action and words), even if it hurts you personally or professionally

    Respect for Individual Choice: empowering and supporting others in their Self-determination for health and well-being, as they define it

    Compassion: understanding and empathy for others

    Creativity/Innovation: thinking wildly, planning accordingly

    Grace: putting people at ease, without compromising performance or outcomes

    JUST SOME OF OUR BENEFITS AND PERKS:

  • Solid Track Record of Promoting

  • Team Members from within

  • Plenty of Free Parking

  • Free Daily Lunch on

  • Campus

  • Vacation, Sick, Holiday Time + Floating Holidays

  • Travel Reimbursement

  • Professional Development

  • Flexible Spending and Health Reimbursement Accounts

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Short + Long Term Disability, Life Insurance

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Access to Fitness Center, Pool, and Onsite Massages

    In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Overlook will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective Team Members and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The Overlook is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates, and values employee differences and similarities. By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, The Overlook will better serve our communities. The Overlook is an employment-at-will organization and an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, The Overlook prohibits retaliation against an applicant or employee because he or she has engaged in protected activity under the statutes prohibiting discrimination in the workplace.

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