GRADUATE PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Job Number 63162
Posted 5/20/2019
Account Northern Light AR Gould Hospital
Department Physical Therapy ARG
Location |ME| AR Gould Hospital, ME 04769
Schedule Casual Part Time (TAMC)
Shift Variable
Hours Variable
Job Details GENERAL DESCRIPTION/STATEMENT:Agraduate staff physical therapist is responsible for applying physical therapy practice while providing skilled physical therapy services to patients throughout A.R. Gould Hospital's acute care floors, Aroostook Continuing Care Mars Hill skilled nursing floors, long term care floors, outpatients. Physical therapy means the evaluation, treatment and instruction of human beings to detect, assess, prevent, correct, alleviate and limit physical disability,bodily malfunction and pain from injury, disease and any other bodily condition; the administration, interpretation and evaluation of tests and measurements of bodily functions and structures for the purpose of treatment planning; the planning, administration, evaluation and modification of treatment and instruction; and the use of physical agents and procedures,activities and devices for preventive and therapeutic purposes; and the provision of consultative, educational and other advisory services for the purpose of reducing the incidence and severity of physical disability, bodily malfunction and pain. S/he will have demonstrated adequacy of being prepared to provide these services through the rigorous academic training of an accredited Physical Therapy school, having successfully completed clinical training ataccredited sites. Receive approval of your application from the State of Maine and complete the supervisor affidavit. These professionals are expected to see patients and use their professional and clinical judgment in all aspects of care, from critical care patients to general outpatient care. S/he must demonstrate the ability to multi task and provide the highest quality of care to our patients, while recognizing the value and dignity of the individual.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

1. Assesses patient's functional deficits, plans treatment and implements treatment in an appropriate manner in compliance with standards of professional practice.

2. Clinically examine, diagnose, and then prevent or treat conditions that limit the body's ability to move and function in daily life.

3. Participates in recruitment of new therapists.

4. Attends appropriate team meetings and communicates/collaborates with other team members, individuals, family members or caregivers.

5. Terminates treatment when maximal benefits have been attained as well as developing appropriate discharge plans.

6. Maintains records and documentation as required by practice setting, third party payers and regulatory agencies. Ensuring all notes are co-signed by licensed physical therapist named on supervisor affidavit.

7. Schedules and prioritizes own workload.

8. Monitors ownperformance and identifies own supervisory needs

9. Functions according tothe American Physical Therapy Association Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the profession.

10. Supervise support staff.

11.Licensed physical therapistas named on supervisor affidavit must be present within same facility.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:Performs other work-relatedduties as assigned.

AVAILABILITYREQUIREMENTS: Monday through Friday approximate hours 8-4:30, weekend rotation to cover acutecare clients.

EDUCATION SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

1. A masters or a clinical doctorate degree is required from an accredited physical therapy program

2. Must have received approval for the examination application from the Board of Examiners in PhysicalTherapy and be approved to work as a graduate physical therapist under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist on staff.

3. BLS is required within the first week of employment. Employees must maintain CPR certification throughout employment when in a clinical position.

4. De-escalation and workplace violence training will be completed at hire prior to release from orientation.

PHYSICAL DEMAND REQUIREMENTS:

1. Sitting.1-3 hours/day.

2. Standing.4-7 hours/day.

3. Walking.1-3 hours/day

4. Lifting.50 or more lbs. with good body mechanics.

5. Twisting.Frequent.

6. Bending.Frequent.

7. Squatting/Kneeling.1-3hours/day.

8. Endurance.Heavy 7-9 METS.

9. Wrist Position.Extensive radial & ulna deviation.

10. Pinching. Frequent.

11. Hand/Wrist Repetitions.Frequent.

12. Manual Dexterity.Frequent fine motor skills required.

13. Either Handedness. 70%-100% of job cycle time.

14. Both Handed nesses.70%-100% of job cycle time.

15. Sight.Requires corrected 20/20 near vision and minimal far vision.

16. Hearing.Can hearwhispered voice at eight (8) feet (FAA class II).

17. Speech.Frequent clear speaking ability required.

18. Exposure to Infection.Moderate.

ENVIROMENT FACTORS:

1. High/Low Temperature.Work environment 70 - 80 F.

2. Noise.Slight,occasionally fairly loud sounds.

3. WorkingwithOthers.Close association is frequent and compromises a major portion of the job.

4. ConfinedSpacesorCrampedBodyPositions.Work in cramped positions/confined spaces (up to 2-3 hours per week).

5. BodyInjuries.Slight likelihood of significant traumatic injury - deep cuts, fractures orpermanent disabling injuries.

6. MovingObjects.Slight likelihood of significant injury from moving objects.

7. ToxicConditions.Slight likelihood of exposure to toxic conditions.

8. WorkingwithOthers.Great, association is frequent and comprises major portion of the job.

9. RoleAmbiguity.Slight, rarely is it not clear what others expect of the worker.

COGNITIVE:

1. Problem-SolvingSkills. A high level of problem-solving skills required.

2. Judgment/Assessment.Continuously assesses situations and determines corrective actions needed.

3. Supervision.Supervises support staff and must perform functions involved with supervisionof employees in the department.

4. Reading/Comprehension.Must be able to read and comprehend greater than Grade 12th level of instructions.

5. Math/Arithmetic.Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, divide, perform fractions, andcalculate percentages.

EMOTIONAL ENVIRONMENT:

1. ComposureUnderWorkingConditions (including demanding, and/or rude, resi­dents/staff/visitors). Mustremain calm and exercise self-control inworking relation­ships with patients,staff, and visitors.

2. CopingSkillsforStressesAssociatedwithIllness,Disability,Dyingand/orDeath.Works directly with persons who are or may become ill, disabled, or dying on aregular basis; may be present at the deathbed; must possess skills to cope withstresses associated with illness, disability, dying, and death.

INTERPERSONALSKILLS REQUIRED:

1. Willingness to workcooperatively is necessary.

2. Strong public relationsand customer satisfaction motivation.





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We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

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