Responsibilities 1) Patient Care Examination:|
Examines patient using appropriate testing methods and instrumentation, appropriately records and interprets all findings, and identifies patient needs.
Formulates a detailed assessment based upon findings of the examination.
Develops treatment plan and patient outcomes, incorporating the input of the patient, their family and other health professionals. Ensures that the plan and outcomes are functional, time-based, and measurable, and incorporates diagnosis, prognosis, physical/mental status and anticipated lifestyles.
2) Treatment Planning and Intervention:
Safely and effectively implements the treatment intervention. Applies sound clinical judgment and skill.
Engages a high degree of patient motivation and cooperation in treatment, as evidenced by patient compliance with treatment intervention.
Provides patient/family education during therapy and in preparation for discharge.
Conducts ongoing assessments of the patients status and revises treatment intervention, goals & outcomes as appropriate.
3) Discharge Planning:
Initiates discharge planning. Incorporates patient/family input in the education process. Participates in multidisciplinary patient care planning.
Consults with other allied health professionals as needed.
Discontinues unproductive treatment to patients where indicated. Transfers patient to nursing or other appropriate staff when physical therapy services are no longer required, or when the patient has achieved their treatment goals and outcomes.
Documents discharge summary per department policy.
4) Patient Care Documentation:
Thoroughly and accurately maintains all medical record documentation in accordance with the department policy and procedures.
Documents the initial evaluation, daily treatment notes, reassessments and discharge summaries in the medical record according to the standards defined in the department policy and procedure.
5) Productivity / statistics
Meets department standards for productivity.
Delegates tasks to support staff when appropriate.
Daily statistics are completed by the end of the business day in accordance with the department policy.
Applies a thorough knowledge of Quality Improvement Initiatives within the department and organization, and assists in data collection.
6) Training, Education, and Information Sharing
Attends internal and external educational programs and reads appropriate professional journals, in order to maintain and enhance Physical Therapy skills and clinical outcomes.
Addresses the educational needs of the staff and provides lectures to meet the needs.
Provides feedback to Lead Therapist on staff and department functions.
Orients, trains and mentor new staff.
Provides internal and external lectures.
7) Leadership Responsibility
Assumes charge responsibility in the absence of immediate supervisor.
Assists in the development and over site of quality assurance programs.
Develops, plans and upgrades programs and protocols.
Identifies need for new programs.
8) Organizational Requirements:
Maintains strict adherence to the Lahey Clinic Confidentiality Policy.
Incorporates Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles , Mission Statement and Goals into daily activities.
Complies with all Lahey Clinic Policies. Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic.
Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.
Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.
Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.
Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.
Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department. Qualifications Education: BS Therapy from an accredited program.
Licensure, Certification, Registration: Active MA Physical Therapy license.
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
Knowledge of Physical Therapy theory and practice.
Ability to observe, assess and record symptoms, reactions and progress. Skills in critical judgement and thinking.
Ability to effectively communicate medical information, test results, diagnoses, and/or proposed treatment in a manner easily understood by the patient. Clear and effective oral and written communication.
Knowledge of Physical Therapy services, facilities and equipment.
Ability to assess individual patient needs.
Skill in maintaining patient medical record.
Knowledge of range of therapy methods and techniques.
Ability to maintain quality, safety and/or infection control standards.
Ability to use independent judgement and to manage and impart confidential information.
Experience: A minimum three years professional, clinical experience typically gained in a comparable inpatient or outpatient setting. Shift DAYS, some weekends and holidays required About Lahey Clinic At Lahey Clinic, as one of the world's premier health care organizations, we provide superior health care leading to the best possible outcome for every patient. We exceed our patients' high expectations for service each day. We also help advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders
We care for our patients with compassion and openness, unsurpassed expertise, a drive for continuous learning improvement, and with respect, caring, teamwork, excellence and commitment to doing our personal best.
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