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Physical Therapist - Outpatient - Per Diem

Beverly, Massachusetts

Organization Facility: Addison Gilbert Hospital Category: Therapy & Rehabilitation Job ID: JR21309 Date posted: 05/18/2023
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Job Type:

Per Diem

Scheduled Hours:


Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

Job Description:

Up to 40 hours. Able to work as per diem float across 4 outpatient sites (Two in Gloucester, 1 in Beverly, and 1 in Danvers)

Position Summary: 

The Physical Therapist evaluates patient’s mobility and motor assets and liabilities for functional performance.  The Physical Therapist provides goal directed, activity-oriented treatment to promote optimum independence in functional mobility and daily life tasks.  As a member of the health care team, the physical therapist works closely with other rehabilitation disciplines, nursing, physicians, and case managers to provide patient centered care.  Patient/family and community education are essential components of this position. 


Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy Program.  

Certification/License:  Current Massachusetts Physical Therapy license.  Current BCLS certification 

Patient Age Served:  Provides direct patient care to: 

☐Neonates (under 1 month) 

☒Pediatric (1 month to 12 years) 

☒Adolescent (12-17 years) 

☒Adult (19-64 years) 

☒Geriatric (over 65 years) 

 CREATE Values  

_____ Community 
•    Building a sense of community by valuing each and every colleague and their contribution to the hospitals mission. 
•    Getting to know colleagues and the things that are important to them.  Supporting them during difficult times and recognizing their contributions. 
•    Smiling and greeting people warmly. 
•    Maintaining a positive “can do” attitude. 
•    Communicating a sense of pride and confidence in what we do. 
•    Serving as an ambassador for the hospital.  Letting residents know abut the services we provide. 

_____ Respect 
•    Introducing yourself, explaining what you are there to do and how long it will take and asking, “Is there anything else I can do?” before leaving. 
•    Listening to what our patients, their families and our colleagues are saying.  Being careful to read their body language. 
•    Being present.  Showing interest and making eye contact.  Thanking patients for the opportunity to care for them. 
•    Asking patient and colleagues to do something, not telling them. 
•    Treating patients the way they wish to be treated. For example, ask the patient if he or she wants to be called by their first or last name. 
•    Always maintaining patient confidentiality.  Doing everything possible to protect the patient’s privacy. 
•    Being open minded and willing to consider that upsetting behaviors could be unintentional.  Giving people the opportunity to explain their intentions. 

_____ Excellence 
•    Putting what is best for our patients and their families and the hospital ahead of what is best for us. 
•    Recognizing that the quality and safety of care provided to patients is our top priority. 
•    Always speaking up if there is a concern about quality and/or safety. 
•    Anticipating and meeting the emotional AND physical needs of our patients and their families. 
•    Instilling confidence in the quality of care we deliver. 
•    Always striving to be better.  Taking responsibility for our own learning. 
•    Ensuring patients, family members and loved ones are part of the care team, and that we are using language they understand. 
•    Embracing change and being flexible and adaptable. 

_____ Accountability 
•    Taking responsibility for our own actions. 
•    Following through.  When promising to do something, making sure to do it or ensuring that someone else will do it. 
•    Advocating for our patients.  Recognizing that our job is to ease their mental and physical pain. 
•    Being responsive and prompt. 
•    Adhering to best practices and complying with hospital policies. 
•    Looking professional at all times and wearing our ID badge. 
•    Ensuring that the environment is as clean and quiet as possible. 

_____ Teamwork 
•    Being willing to consider other opinions. 
•    Treating colleagues with kindness and respect. 
•    Communicating effectively between shifts, departments and management levels.  Reporting concerns to supervisors in a timely manner. 
•    Collaborating to solve patient, family and colleague issues: putting multiple heads together to address tough problems. 
•    Asking for help and offering help when needed.  Creating an environment in which staff feels free to ask for and offer help. 
•    Valuing and acknowledging each other’s role on the team.  Never gossiping. 
•    Anticipating the needs of colleagues and patients. Not waiting to be asked. 

_____ Empathy 
•    Understanding what other people are feeling and experiencing, such as pain, sorrow and other emotions. 
•    Seeing the person, not just the patient or colleague.  Never making the person feel defensive. 
•    Feeling what our patients and their loved ones are feeling – laughing with them and crying with them. 
•    Comforting patients and their families with compassion. 
•    Giving them confidence in us, our colleagues and the organization. 
•    Understanding and respecting patients’ and family members’ cultural and spiritual needs. 
•    Acknowledging patients and family members’ concerns and fears. 
•    Listening to a patient, family member or colleague without any distractions from things such as cellphones. 

Essential Role Responsibilities  

_____ Provides quality care for patients according to national, state and    department standards of care 
•    Performs a complete/thorough evaluation of patient’s chief complaint, physical impairments, activities of daily living and functional limitations. 
•    Develops a comprehensive plan of care which includes appropriate, measureable and functional goals 
•    Plans and implements appropriate treatment activities, effective in improving identified physical impairments and functional limitations. 
•    Provides on-going reassessment and modification of the treatment plan in response to patient’s progress. 
•    Provides appropriate discharge planning and patient/family teaching including provision of home programs, recommendations for self- care and adaptation to disability if needed. 
•    Uses department resources appropriately to ensure highest quality of care. 
•    Completes evaluation/flow sheet documentation immediately following patient treatment which includes objective findings, treatment specifics, response to treatment and patient education in accordance with department standards 
•    Completes periodic patient progress notes that documents patient’s current status, progress towards established goals and treatment plan modifications that support the need for the continuation of skilled services in accordance with department/state regulations. 
•    Completes discharge progress note within established timeframe that includes patient’s status, progress towards established goals and discharge disposition 
•    Demonstrate effective overall practice management strategies to ensure that patients are not lost to follow-up, scheduled visits are commensurate with need for skilled services and patient compliance with attendance policy. 

_____ Financial Management 
•    Completes/submits charge sheet at the end of each work shift that accurately reflects services rendered for each patient in accordance with dept. standards/Medicare regulations  
•    Demonstrates effective time management strategies to meet department productivity standards and other professional responsibilities as assigned. 
•    Is proactive with managing schedule to meet established departmental productivity requirements. 
•    Maintains current knowledge of insurance regulations/requirements and limitations of reimbursement for professional services 
•    Obtains insurance authorizations for all services rendered. Maintains accurate tracking of visits inclusive of number of visits and timeframe of authorization. 
•    Completes/submits all necessary paperwork to third party payers for initial approval, continuation of services and appeal of denied services. 

_____ Professional Developmental Responsibilities 
•    Demonstrates clinical competency through completion of annual on-going competency verification. 
•    Assumes responsibility as a self-directed professional for ongoing continuing education.  Continually seeks new skills.  Able to apply emerging trends and apply evidence based practice to patient population. 
•    Seeks opportunities to improve patient care through identifying and participating in performance improvement activities, involvement in hospital-wide committees and/or community education. 
•    Acts as a preceptor for PT/PTA students or new employees as appropriate. 
•    Acts as a mentor for peers as appropriate. 

_____ Safe and Ethical work Environment 
•    Colleague is responsible for working in a manner that champions safe conditions, promotes ethical behavior and minimizes hazards in the work environment that may adversely affect the safety and health of self, patients, colleagues and visitors and or the reputation of the hospital. 
•    Completes required training. 
•    Recognizes when something is not right and speaks up by asking for advise and/or clarification of the policy/procedure. 
•    Follows policy/procedures and /or uses good judgment to do the right thing including self-reporting. 
•    Is accountable for identifying, actively contributing to and implementing best practices and improvements. 
•    Reports events that are unexpected, not consistent with policy/procedure or threatens the safety and well-being of others or the organization using just culture principles.  This includes near misses where the event has a potential harm if not caught/intercepted. 
•    Practices proper hand hygiene.

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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

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