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. Direct activities to promote and maintain health.
Member and partner of the resident/patient care delivery team. Demonstrate a strong commitment to the philosophy and goals of the mission of Hebrew SeniorLife and recognize resident/patient dignity and choice in aspects of daily life. Strive to make every encounter with resident/patients/families into a positive and meaningful experience and opportunity, while providing safe and efficient quality of care. Recognizes and respects others’ cultures, values, and backgrounds and considers differences when communicating with others.
*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 resident/patient requests
Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy
6-12 mos. experience