Steward Health Care System Physical Therapist - Registered in Methuen, Massachusetts
Job Summary: Physical Therapist needed at Holy Family Responsibilities: - Follows appropriate lines of communication to effectively resolve difficult patient/family/physician/staff situations. - Responds promptly and courteously to customer (Internal & external)/patient requests. - Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs, and ages. - Respects patient/customer privacy and confidentiality. - Accepts responsibility and accountability for own actions with appropriate follow through. Fulfills commitments. - Consistently presents a positive attitude in working with internal and external customers. - Demonstrates service excellence skills to support high level patient satisfaction as defined by department manager. - Responds appropriately and immediately in emergency situations. - Maintains a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors, and/or staff to provide the highest level of physical comfort, and minimize risk and injury. - Ensures compliance with regulations to maintain accreditation, licensure, and certification. - Completed all Hospital and Department Specific Mandatory requirements in the prior calendar year. - Demonstrates knowledge and follows JCAHO Patient Safety Goals. Supports department specific patient safety and quality initiatives as defined by department manager. - Understands and adheres to Holy Family Health Care's compliance standards and policies as they appear in Steward's Corporate Compliance Program, Code of Conduct and Business Ethics; sponsors and implements initiatives to achieve the System's compliance goals. - Models behavior consistent with Steward's Corporate Compliance Program, Code of Conduct, and Business Ethics; ensures that staff are trained and evaluated on their knowledge of and adherence to compliance policies and standards specific to their jobs. - Supports hospital and system-wide patient quality and safety practices as identified by National Quality Forum, JCAHO and system-wide Quality and Safety Plan. - Fosters interdisciplinary, collaborative relationships within the department and the organization. - Works cooperatively and collaboratively building a positive team spirit. - Makes timely and appropriate decisions in the face of conflicting demands and interests. - Is open, honest, and trustworthy; able to acknowledge making a mistake. - Understands own weaknesses & limitations and works to improve upon them. - Readily adapts to change and welcomes new approaches when circumstances demand it. - Utilizes the departmental process to find the most appropriate solution to challenges. - Exhibits respectful awareness of others' feelings and demonstrates willingness to help others. - Supports patient care needs in adhering to attendance policies with regards to tardiness, absences, and vacation scheduling. - Presents a positive reflection on the hospital and its Core Values. - Follows hospital standards of work (i.e., dress code, name badge, and parking). - Obtains all appropriate information from patient medical records and/or interview. Consults with physicians and other caregivers as needed. - Chooses and utilizes appropriate evaluation tests and tools while maintaining the safety of the patient. - Sets measurable goals inclusive of patient/family goals and expectations. - Establishes appropriate treatment plan based on results of subjective and objective assessment and precautions. - Monitors physiological and psychological responses of treatment and revises treatment plan and goals appropriately and in a timely manner. - Provides education/instruction to patient/family and other health care providers. - At discharge, makes appropriate recommendations for equipment HEP, self-care management, and continued services. - Documentation is consistently timely, legible, and accurate. - Carries a patient load that reflects the established productivity standard of 70%. - Coordinates patient care with PT Assistant. - Supervises students and provides observational experiences. Thoroughly completes student evaluation when applicable and submits that evaluation to center clinical coordinator within the established timeframe. - Recognizes own learning needs and assumes responsibility for professional growth through continuing education. Qualifications: Licensed as Physical Therapist as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Current certification in Basic Cardiopulmonary Life Support.