PHYSICAL THERAPIST-TAMC ARG

Job Number 66065
Posted 8/27/2019
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 Day
Job Details GENERALDESCRIPTION/STATEMENT: A staff physical therapist is responsible forapplying physical therapy practice while providing skilled physical therapyservices to patients throughout A. R Gould's acute care floors, Acute Rehab,swing beds, skilled nursing floors, outpatients & Northern Light HealthContinuing Care in Mars Hill. Physical therapy means the evaluation, treatmentand instruction of human beings to detect, assess, prevent, correct, alleviateand limit physical disability, bodily malfunction and pain from injury, diseaseand any other bodily condition; the administration, interpretation andevaluation of tests and measurements of bodily functions and structures for the purpose of treatment planning; the planning, administration, evaluation andmodification of treatment and instruction; and the use of physical agents and procedures, activities and devices for preventive and therapeutic purposes; andthe provision of consultative, educational and other advisory services for thepurpose 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, sat for and passed APTA national registry exam and obtained alicense to practice Physical Therapy in the State of Maine or granted a licenseto practice as a graduate PT. 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. S/he will be expected to supervise clinical PT/PTA students throughout the year.

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.

7. Schedules and prioritizes own workload.

8. Monitors own performance and identifies own supervisory needs

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

10.Supervise support staff.

11.Supervise students on clinical rotations from schools that Northern LightHealth A.R. Gould has a contract with.

OTHERRESPONSIBILITIES: Performs other work related duties as assigned.

LICENSEREQUIREMENTS: Maine State licensure as a physical therapist is required.

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

EDUCATIONSKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

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

2. Taking and passing,the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy ("FSBPT"), the national licensure examination that determines fitness to practice as a physical therapist

3. Maine State licensure as a physical therapist is required.

4. If trained in another country, must satisfactorily meet State of Maine Licensure requirements and FSBPT.

5. BLS certification




PHYSICALDEMAND 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.

PHYSICAL DEMAND REQUIREMENTS: (Continued)

9. WristPosition. Extensive radial & ulna deviation.

10. Pinching. Frequent.

11. Hand/WristRepetitions. Frequent.

12. ManualDexterity. Frequent fine motorskills required.

13. EitherHandedness. 70%- 100% of job cycletime.

14. BothHandednesses. 70%-100% of job cycletime.

15. Sight. Requires corrected 20/20 near vision and minimalfar vision.

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

17. Speech. Frequent clear speaking ability required.

18. Exposureto Infection. Moderate.

ENVIROMENT FACTORS:



1. High/LowTemperature. 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 traumaticinjury - deep cuts, fractures or permanent 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 a 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 ofproblem-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 supervi­sion of employees in the particular 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, and calculate percentages.

EMOTIONALENVIRONMENT:

1. ComposureUnderWorkingConditions(including demanding, and/or rude, resi­dents/staff/visitors). Must remain 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 a regular basis; may be present at the deathbed; must possess skills to cope with stresses associated with illness,disability, dying, and death.

INTERPERSONALSKILLS REQUIRED:

1. Willingness to work cooperatively is necessary.

2. Strong public relations and customer satisfaction motivation.






Equal Opportunity Employment
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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