PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Overview
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

Responsible for the evaluation and treatment of patients in a variety of inpatient and /or outpatient areas as
assigned. Performs other clinical, teaching and administrative duties as may be required.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Clinical
    • 1.1 Able to interpret physician referrals to perform basic clinical evaluations.
  • 2. Educational
    • 2.1 Attends department in-services.
  • 3. Administration
    • 3.1 Complies with Hospital and Department Policies and Procedures.
  • 4. Clinical Supervision
    • 4.1 Participates in regular meetings with supervisor and/or team leader and reports pertinent information on a timely basis.
  • 5. Human Relations Skills
    • 5.1 Demonstrates respect and regard for dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsive and courteous hospital environment.

Qualifications

EDUCATION


Graduate of a CAPTE accredited program in Physical Therapy.


EXPERIENCE


No experience required, but one (1) to two (2) experience in an academic medical center based practice preferred .
Experience working with children and/or adults depending on the assigned setting. Clinical experience with a
variety of diagnoses to include post-surgical, developmental, neurological, genetic, oncologic and traumatic.


LICENSURE


Must maintain a current unrestricted license or temporary permit to practice as a Physical Therapist in CT


SPECIAL SKILLS


The individual should demonstrate knowledge in physical therapy theory, evaluations, and treatment techniques to
be applied to a diverse patient population of varying ages. Observation skills, communication skills (both verbal
and written), and an ability to work with patients, families and other providers in a synergistic manner are essential .
The individual should also be willing and able to assume increased responsibilities as required. Demonstrates a
high level of independence and leadership in assigned clinical area. Communication and interpersonal skills must
be at a level to effectively work with a broadly diverse patient population and workforce.


PHYSICAL DEMAND


Requires: exposure to blood and body fluids, hazardous materials and communicable diseases; long periods of
standing and walking; lifting and positioning of patients.



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