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Steward Health Care System Physical Therapist - Per Diem in Norwood, Massachusetts

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Excellence

Stewardship

Norwood Performance Therapy is a brand new, state-of-the-art outpatient PT/OT facility bringing next level clinical care and service to the Norwood area. Offering access to Aquatic Therapy utilizing HydroWorx 350 series aquatic therapy unit, pelvic floor therapy, orthopedic and neurological Physical and Occupational Therapy in a convenient location.

We are seeking a per diem Physical Therapist to supplement our excellent team and open even further therapeutic opportunities for our community.

For more information about our site and team, please visit https://www.norwood-hospital.org/NPT

Under the supervision of the Physical Therapy Supervisor evaluates and treats patients. Also responsible for documentation and billing.

This is a per diem position with the preferred availability 7:30am - 4:00pm.

ACCOUNTABILITY

Reports to the Physical Therapy Supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Graduate of Physical Therapy program accredited or approved by the American Physical Therapy Association. DPT preferred.

  2. Current Physical Therapy license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

  3. Current CPR certification

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

  1. TEAM WORK

A. Involves other departments in project planning and implementation.

B. Supports others in the department and provides help and assistance when possible.

C. Regularly attends and participates in team and/or departmental meetings and activities.

D. Keeps others in the department informed of relevant information.

E. Regularly offers and requests constructive feedback and coaching.

F. Establishes and maintains effective working relations.

  1. SERVICE EXCELLENCE (both internal and external)

A. Welcomes patients/customers/employees in a warm, friendly manner.

B. Actively listens and constructively responds to questions and concerns in a timely manner.

C. Ensures that the dignity of the patient/customer/employee is maintained at all times.

D. Abides by and upholds the hospital's service excellence standards.

E. Respects the diversity of the patient/customer/employee population.

F. Demonstrates safe and effective use of equipment.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Performs patient evaluations and reevaluations in an accurate and timely manner.

  2. Demonstrates ability to appropriately select, administer, score, and interpret formal and informal assessment tools.

  3. Demonstrates ability to develop, modify, and advance treatment programs which maximize the highest functional performance of each patient, in a creative, skillful, and efficient manner, and in collaboration with other team members

  4. Demonstrates care planning that simultaneously incorporates patient and family goals and preferences, physician requirements, and financial issues and constraints.

  5. Appropriately addresses patient education needs including, but not limited to

discharge planning, home exercise programs, and equipment needs.

  1. Demonstrates ethical behavior as defined by profession, industry and/or

organization.

  1. Demonstrates documentation that adheres to departmental, professional, and

regulatory standards and timeframes with clinical, multi/interdisciplinary

and payer mandated documentation and clinical care communication.

  1. Submits timely and accurate charges.

  2. Demonstrates compliance with policy, procedure, and practice standards.

  3. Demonstrates responsibility for and enhancement of clinical skills through in-services, literature review, self-study or other learning opportunities during the year.

  4. Knows and understands job responsibilities and takes charge of and accepts these responsibilities

  5. Demonstrates ability to learn and apply new skill.

  6. Completes appropriate competencies for the hospital and Department

  7. Provides patient care based on evidence based medicine

  8. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of patient right to confidentiality.

  9. Adjusts schedule as necessary in view of fluctuations in workload.

  10. Maintains a safe and secure environment

  11. Performs other duties as assigned or requested by Supervisor.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Certification/Licensure:

Massachusetts license or license eligible

Current CPR certification

Minimum Skills/Abilities:

Effective communication and educator skills

Ability to perform essential functions without posing a direct threat to patients and other staff

Ability to work cooperatively with others with a positive attitude

Ability to deal with stress due to fast paced and growing environment

Ability to manage within a flexible schedule

Ability to work independently with excellent organizational and sound decision making skills

Able to read, hear, write and comprehend English

Willing to train in continuing education annually

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