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Physical Therapist Job – Home Care

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Mount Auburn Hospital Watertown, MA

Description:

1. Evaluates referred patients accurately using appropriate tests, measurements, and history. 2. Develops comprehensive treatment plans in conjunction with the patient and/or family and physician which is based on the evaluation results and includes the frequency and duration of treatment, long- and short-term goals, and expected functional outcomes. 3. Administers appropriate therapeutic techniques accurately and continuously monitors the patient’s response to treatment, modifying the program as needed. 4. Assists in orientation, training, and supervision of physical therapist assistants, aides, students, and volunteers assigned to participate in patient care or departmental projects. 5. Documents patient care accurately and in a timely way in the medical record and as needed to facilitate continued care or billing. 6. Confers with the patient and/or family, referring physician, staff, vendors, or other facilities to facilitate or coordinate care, obtain patient equipment, or assist with discharge planning. 7. Maintains and enhances professional knowledge and skills through participation in continuing education programs, professional organizations, and/or review of professional literature. 8. Participates in departmental meetings, projects, and ongoing performance improvement activities. 9. Participates in inservices, rounds, orientations, and committees within the hospital and/or the community to advance understanding of Physical Therapy services and contribute to patient care and employee safety.

Requirements:

1. A Bachelor’s degree or entry level Master’s degree in physical therapy. 2. Current licensure to practice physical therapy from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 3. Good oral and written communications skills and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with patients and other healthcare providers. 4. Strong organization and time management skills to independently manage patient case load. 5. Ability to attend to detail more than 60% of the work time.

 

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