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 out patient care 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 referral recognizing skill level required with any patient diagnosis.
  • 2. Educational
    • 2.1 Attends department inservices and takes advantage of outside educational opportunities.
  • 3. Administration
    • 3.1 Complies with Hospital and Department Policies and Procedures, interprets the same for other staff, and makes recommendations for change.
  • 4. Clinical Supervision
    • 4.1 Participates in regular meetings - reporting pertinent information on 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


Requires three (3) years experience with experience relevant to the position being applied to preferred. Internal candidates must successfully complete the department career ladder application process if applying from Level I. Exceptions to this requirement may only be made with a manager's recommendation and Department Head approval.


LICENSURE


Must maintain a current unencumbered license to practice as a Physical Therapist in CT.


SPECIAL SKILLS


The individual should demonstrate age-specific knowledge in physical therapy theory, evaluations, and treatment techniques to be applied to a diverse patient population. 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.


PHYSICAL DEMAND


May require 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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