Hebrew SeniorLife

Physical Therapist, Outpatient

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Great opportunity to join an outstanding team!  Voted one of Boston's Top Employers by The Boston Globe for two consecutive years, Hebrew SeniorLife offers a collaborative, stimulating work environment where you can provide outstanding quality of care. This is a full time position in our outpstient clinic in Roslindale. Competitive salary, outstanding benefits, and free parking!

The PT will organize and conduct physical therapy programs to facilitate rehabilitation.  Direct client participation in selected tasks to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance.  Facilitate the learning of those skills and functions essential for promoting independence and productivity, in order to diminish or correct pathology, anddirect activities to promote and maintain health. This role does require 2-3 years experience in an outpatient setting.




  • *Evaluate clients, develop appropriate treatment goals and methods, implement the physical therapy treatment plan, and complete all related documentation and record keeping regarding these services. Services include application of therapeutic techniques in areas such as gait, ambulation, muscle strength, coordination, endurance, mobility, posture control, sensory awareness, sitting and standing skills, balance, and orientation.
  • *Design and fit adaptive devices, and train clients in the use of adaptive devices including orthotics and prosthetics.
  • *Select physical agent modalities suited to the individual’s needs, physical capacity, mobility activities and diagnosis.
  • *Consult with other members of the rehabilitation team to select the most appropriate therapeutic regiment consistent with the needs and capabilities of each client.
  • *Instruct client in the skills and techniques required for participation in mobility activities, and evaluate client progress, attitudes and behavior as related to rehabilitative potentials.
  • *Adapt programs according to the needs of individual client.
  • *Attend and contribute to client care, staffing conferences and other related meetings.
  • *Supervise supportive personnel in accordance with state and professional standards.
  • Conduct training programs and participate in training medical, nursing and other personnel in physical therapy techniques and objectives.
  • *Ensure that clients and families receive the highest quality of service in a caring and compassionate atmosphere, which recognizes the individual’s needs and rights.
  • *Rotate shift and/or to other units as need arises.
  • *Adhere to established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives.
  • *Exemplify professionalism and exhibit values, which contribute to the achievement of the mission of Hebrew SeniorLife.
  • Perform other related duties as required or responsibilities dictate.
  • Responsible for maintaining clean work environment.
  • *Responds to call bells and patient requests


Caring Practices
  • Practice acts of kindness.
  • Instill trust and hope by being available to meet the needs of others.
  • Nurture individual spiritual beliefs and religious practices.
  • Develop helpful and trusting relationships with parents, families and staff.
  • Promote and accept the expression of both positive and negative feelings.
  • Use creative problem-solving to meet the needs of others.
  • Perform teaching and learning that addresses individual needs and learning styles.
  • Create a healing environment for physical and spiritual needs.
  • Assist with basic physical and emotional needs.
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  • Introduces self and identifies role to others.
  • Demonstrate “emotional presence” by listening attentively and attending to concerns/needs.
  • Act as an advocate on behalf of patients as needed or as appropriate.
  • Communicates with patients/families/visitors/staff in a manner that conveys respect, caring and sensitivity.
  • Listens and respects others’ opinions.
  • Accountable for staying informed by reviewing memos, emails and other forms of communication.
  • Responsible for communicating and responding to issues and problems in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Responds to patients in all situations with a calm, sensitive and supportive approach.


Teamwork/Collaboration and Flexibility

  • Demonstrates flexibility.
  • Acts in a manner outside the traditional “role” as needed in order to meet patients’ needs.
  • Works as a member of the team by pro-actively working to meet patient and household needs.
  • Promotes a healthy environment by demonstrating trust, mutual respect, visible support and open, honest communication with all members of the team.
  • Involves other team members by sharing information.



  • Follows all policies and procedures set forth by the organization and outlined in HRC’s policy manuals and the employee handbook.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient and information.
  • Meets all requirements as outlined by regulatory and licensure standards.


Technical Skills/Documentation

  • Demonstrates competence with data entry and access to the electronic medical record (if applicable).
  • Maintains documentation in accordance with professional standards and guidelines (if applicable).
  • Uses the computer as trained to access emails and other online resources.


Quality Improvement

  • Communicates issues/concerns to leadership that may require quality monitoring.
  • Offers suggestions and solutions that may improve systems and care.
  • Keeps updated on performance improvement projects at the Health Center.
  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives as may be required.



  • Serves as a resource/mentor to the team, new employees, and students (if applicable).
  • Is an active participant in shared governance (committees, tasks force etc.) as designated (if applicable)?
  • Seeks opportunity for professional development by attending internal and external trainings, educational programs and conferences.



  • Practices in accordance with established standards of care for safety of patient, self and co-workers.
  • Identifies and reports basic safety issues or problems (ex. Spills) and takes action whenever appropriate.
  • Identifies and reports errors/potential errors according to policy.
  • Uses equipment as trained and according to organizational policy.
  • Identifies malfunctioning equipment, removes from use, and reports according to policy.
  • Adheres to all infection control policies.
  • Promotes the health and safety of all by following established infection control procedures (i.e., hand washing, use of personal protective equipment).



  • Participates in meetings as required
  • Performs other related duties as required or directed.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy
  • 6-12 mos. experience
  • Licensure/Board Certification


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