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Hackensack Meridian Health Physical Therapist Clinical Specialist (Part-Time Days) in North Bergen, New Jersey

Physical Therapist Clinical Specialist (Part-Time Days)

Job ID
2021-95539

Department
PMC-Pediatric PT/OT

Site
Palisades Medical Center

Job Location
US-NJ-North Bergen

Position Type
Part-time with Benefits

Standard Hours Per Week
25

Shift
Day

Shift Hours
varies

Weekend Work
Weekends as Needed

On Call Work
No On-Call Required

Holiday Work
As Needed

Overview

How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our healthcare teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system.

ThePhysical Therapist Clinical Specialistprovides physical therapy treatment and education to inpatients and outpatients. Assists in the education and development of departmental and other hospital staff.

Responsibilities

A day in the life of a Physical Therapist Clinical Specialist at Hackensack MeridianHealth includes:
Performs physical therapy assessment and evaluations, on a daily basis, on-going re-assessment and administers physical therapy treatment to patients in conjunction with a licensed care practitioner authorized to prescribe treatment.
Implements, on a daily basis, treatment modalites which may include exercise, heat, light, ultrasound, water, electricity, massage, gait raining, balance training and other rehabilitation techniques.
Provides, on a daily basis, for patient and family education programs and assistance in exercise programs and assistance in understanding and participation in physical therapy goal setting.
Uses, on a daily basis, multidisciplinary approach in executing patient treatment. Coordinates with Case Management, Nursing and Physicians to participate in patient's timely discharge and continuation of treatment upon hospital discharge.
Provides In-service programs for Physical Therapy Staff.
Organizes Journal Club for Rehab In-service program.
Serves as Clinical Resource for Junior Staff.
Provides In-service programs for Nursing Staff and other Ancillary Staff on equipment use, transfer training and body mechanics.
Monitors equipment use for safety and wear and tear in the department.
Ensures delivery of excellent customer service resulting in positive and improving patient satisfaction scores for department and Medical
Center.
Supplemental Duties and Responsibilities:
Guides, on a daily basis, departmental support personnel.

Prepares, on a daily basis, schedules for inpatients and outpatients.

Attends hospital and department in-service program as required.

Assists the Director in developing and implementation of a Quality Improvement Program in Physical Therapy.

Performs educational in-service for both department and hospital staff.

Attends continuing education programs outside the hospital to maintain professional competence.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

EDUCATION:
Masters Degree in Physical Therapy with Clinical Specialist Certification through the APTA or Doctorate in Physical Therapy from an Accredited Physical Therapy Program with two years clinical experience.
WORK EXPERIENCE:
Prior acute care and outpatient experience required.
If you feel the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

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Meridian Health is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action and will not discriminate in the recruitment or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status and any other category protected by federal or state law.

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