Under the general supervision of the Manager or supervisor, performs Physical Therapy examinations; develops treatment plans and establishes treatment goals with patient input; and applies interventions in accordance with Standards of Practice of the profession, applicable state licensure regulations, and Newton Wellesley Hospital policies and procedures to a variety of patients ranging in age from newborn to geriatric.
•Directs, implements and evaluates patient care, with a clinical assignment in relation to department need
•Establishes treatment plans and goals with patient input.
•Documents and communicates necessary patient information.
•Delegates and supervises patient related tasks to assistants, aides and support personnel.
•Collaborates with other disciplines to provide coordinated interdisciplinary patient care.
•Within the scope of job requirements, supports Organizational Excellence and customer satisfaction.
•Contributes to the ongoing professional development of self, department and Newton Wellesley Hospital
Judgement and Decision Making
•Makes independent decisions within the scope of defined job description, level of knowledge, skills, and abilities
•Performance of duties reflects CAREfirst philosophy
•Utilizes evidence based practice for patient care
•Identifies a situation, opportunity, problem, or issue; assesses it from a variety of perspectives; considers several alternatives; chooses appropriate course of action when presented with non-routine situations
•Seeks guidance as necessary for performance of duties
•Prioritizes work to meet department/hospital needs, standards, and deadlines using appropriate rationale
•Identifies and responds appropriately to needs of patients and others
•Involves patients and/or caregiver(s) in decisions regarding treatment, goal setting, and discharge plans
•Appropriately delegates and supervises patient related tasks to aides, assistants, and support personnel
•Communicates pertinent information to appropriate persons in a timely manner
•Seeks and utilizes medical and nonclinical information appropriately
•Contributes to peer review as requested
Professional Knowledge and Competency Requirements
•Adheres to department/hospital policies and procedures
•Demonstrates proper use of equipment and supplies per established procedures
•Demonstrates competency in the use of patient care related equipment
•Assures equipment is maintained in safe and proper working order prior to use
•Meets established departmental clinical competencies in assigned treatment areas
•Performs thorough, accurate, and timely discipline-specific examinations and evaluations.
•Reexamines and modifies treatment plan as required by departmental policy
•Establishes effective and efficient individualized patient plan of care
•Plans appropriately for patient discharge from service.
•Coordinates/communicates with appropriate individuals, agencies, and institutions regarding patient discharge plans
•Demonstrates knowledge of age specific skills and roles and applies knowledge to delivery of patient care
•Effectively supervises appropriate students as assigned
•Demonstrates flexibility when aspects of task changes and engages in new programming
Quality Improvement and Program Development
•Participates, as assigned, in department Q.I. programs
•Makes suggestions for improved work processes within the scope of knowledge/skills
•Participates in department led research, including literature reviews, data collection, and completion of ethics/CITI training as assigned
Work Habits/Personal Characteristics
•Consistently fulfills scheduled work hours and adheres to vacation and time off request procedures
•Meets productivity and documentation requirements
•Manages time effectively
•Effectively manages an appropriate patient caseload
•Demonstrates initiative within the scope of job duties
•Participates in problem solving within the scope of job duties
•Presents neat and professional appearance within accepted hospital and departmental guidelines
•Wears hospital identification badge per hospital policy
•Demonstrates self-assessment of professional skills and knowledge, taking initiative to obtain training as needed
•Demonstrates effective planning and organizational skills
•Accepts other duties as assigned
•At a minimum, meets licensure requirements in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Physical Therapy
•New graduates considered for employment
Licenses, Certifications, and/or Registrations
•Licensed by the Division of Professional Licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
oThe Board of Allied Health is required for Physical and Occupational Therapists
oThe Board of Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists for Speech Therapists
•CPR training is required annually
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