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Physical Therapist - Tuition Reimbursement

Location
Meriden, Connecticut
Posted
11 Jun 2024

Description

Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Shift is Monday - Thursday ranging from 7am-7pm. Fridays 7am-430pm Two evening shifts required. Weekend PRN

Work where every moment matters.

 
Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut's most comprehensive healthcare network. 

Position Description

The Physical Therapist (PT) administers medically prescribed Physical Therapy treatments to patients. The Physical Therapist (PT) independently evaluates patient's level of function, determines treatment strategies, and delivers and/or delegates Physical Therapy services that identify, prevent, remediate, and rehabilitate acute or prolonged physical dysfunction or pain.

This role encompasses evaluation skills and techniques, analysis of patients, and therapeutic application of physical and chemical agents, prescription of exercise and other procedures to maximize the patient's functional independence. 

Responsibilities

         Upon Physician referral, the Physical Therapist (PT) performs thorough examination and evaluation of patient's level of function, including evaluations for strength, movement, motor control, joint mobility, soft tissue integrity, pain, balance, coordination, posture, cardiopulmonary function by assessing and monitoring vitals, endurance, gait and functional abilities in activities of daily living

         Establishes measurable goals with the patient/family based on appropriate patient care protocols and critical paths in order to meet patient needs.

         Implements, delivers and delegates patient care by utilizing appropriate interventions and clinical decision making including but not limited to modalities such as heat, cold, light, water, sound, electricity, mobilization and therapeutic exercise.

         Provides patient and caregiver education regarding treatment, precautions, and equipment use

         Participates in patient transition planning and/or patient discharge planning including recommendations to community resources to meet patient needs throughout the continuum of care. Help to coordinate patient care with other care providers such as Rehab Therapists, Nurses, Social Workers, and other community resources as related to care transition planning.

         Delegates patient care tasks and provide clinical supervision for Physical Therapist students, Rehabilitation Aides and Physical Therapist Assistants.

Benefits

 

As one of the largest rehabilitation providers in the state, HHCRN offers a team-oriented structure, a comprehensive continuing education program, an excellent benefits package along with Special Interest Groups that assist with evidence-based clinical knowledge, growth opportunities and support within the organization.

 

Extensive paid time off (PTO)

Flexible scheduling

Medical, dental and vision benefits

401K with company match

Company-paid short term and long-term disability

Continuing education

Clinical specialization and leadership opportunities

 

We believe in high standards. These standards allow us to bring out the very best in our clients and our staff.

Qualifications

 

         Bachelors, Masters or Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited program by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education  (CAPTE).

         Open to new graduates

         Previous experience as a Physical Therapist preferred

         Current State of CT Physical Therapy license required or active temporary license at time of hire

Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements 

         Must be flexible, a team player and able to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.

         Works efficiently and organizes time appropriately. Ability to prioritize daily work assignments.

         Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions, and effectively communicate information.

         Basic computer skills (including opening/reading email, basic internet use). Proficient skills in windows-based software (including word processing, database, spreadsheet and presentation programs).

         Working knowledge of State Practice Act and Federal Medicaid and Medicare regulations.

         Excellent interpersonal skills

         Demonstrates competence, including knowledge and behaviors, to meet age-specific patients' needs

         Maintains infection control policies related to patient care

         Ability to exercise independent judgement

         Able to adapt to a changing environment



Problem Solving and Decision Making

         Requires the ability to exercise discretion and use good judgment to perform duties promptly and consistently with little direction.

         Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.

         Requires high level of analytical ability in order to gather and interpret information from various sources.

         Able to take appropriate actions in response to changes, circumstances ability concerning the daily activities of the position.

 

 

We take great care of careers.

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge - helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.



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Details

  • Job Reference: 1353992054-2
  • Date Posted: 11 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Hartford HealthCare
  • Location: Meriden, Connecticut
  • Salary: On Application
  • Role: Other