Physical Therapist

Manchester & Hartford, CT, USA

Full Time Available | Salary around $100k + Benefits

Job Type

Our client is looking for a PT responsible for evaluation, planning, directing, and administering physical therapy modalities of treatment as prescribed by a licensed physician. Administers treatments and physical agents as prescribed by a referring physician in an effort to restore function and prevent disability following injury, disease, or physical disability. Assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities. The Physical therapist coordinates, delegates, and supervises responsibilities assigned to supportive staff (RCNA, PTA, PTLA, etc.).

 

The Physical therapist participates in operational aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement activities within the department, and participates in CQI activities. Provides input in formulating budget, assists in evaluating department performance versus budget controls, and takes appropriate action to remain within budget guidelines. Ensures that patient charges are accurate and entered on a timely basis. Participates in all infection control, departmental equipment training, organizational safety, and fire safety programs.

 

LOCATION: 

There are 2 open positions for this role in Connecticut, Manchester, and Hartford.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

  • Responsible for the direction of the Physical Therapy Department certified staff, including Physical Therapy Assistants and Physical Therapy Aides, and Restorative CNAs.

  • Ability to observe and evaluate treatment effect, recommends a change to the physician as needed.

  • Ability to perform an appropriate assessment on all patients as related to the therapy requested and provide reassessments as per policy.

  • Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates the effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of physical therapy modalities.

  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic, and religious/spiritual needs of patients and family.

  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Maintains department cleanliness and safety.

  • Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.

 

REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Current State Physical Therapy Licensure, a graduate of an approved school of Physical Therapy or graduate of an accredited college or university with a certificate in Physical Therapy.

  • 3 or more years of previous experience in all aspects of physical therapy.

 

SKILLS:

  • Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.

  • Additional languages preferred.

  • Strong written and verbal skills.

  • Basic computer knowledge

  • Knowledge of physical medicine, physical therapy modalities, anatomy, and physiology

  • Knowledge of physical therapy machine operation, maintenance, and repairs of same.