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Outpatient Physical Therapist - 40 hours/week, day shift

Gloucester, Massachusetts

Organization Facility: Addison Gilbert Hospital Category: Therapy & Rehabilitation Job ID: JR18702 Date posted: 05/11/2023
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Job Type:


Scheduled Hours:


Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

Job Description:

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This position is 40 hours/week day shift with two evening shifts required per week (until 7:30pm).

The rehabilitation team has a Mentoring Program, a Best Practice Forum to promote evidenced based practice, Department support in education with internal and external course offerings as well as educational reimbursement! Medbridge membership offered.

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

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 includesappropriate,measurable and functional goals

  • Plans and implementsappropriate 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.

  • Providesappropriate 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 ensurehighest quality of care.

  • Completes evaluation/flow sheet documentationimmediately following patient treatment which includes objective findings, treatment specifics, response to treatment and patient educationin accordance with department standards

  • Completes periodic patient progress notes that documents patient’scurrent status, progress towards established goals and treatment plan modifications that support the need for the continuation of skilled servicesin accordance with department/state regulations.

  • Completes discharge progress note within establishedtimeframe 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 arecommensurate 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 servicesrendered for each patientin 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 managingschedule 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 servicesrendered. Maintainsaccurate tracking of visits inclusive of number of visits andtimeframe of authorization.

  • Completes/submits all necessary paperwork to third party payers forinitial 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 educationContinuallyseek new skillsAble to apply emerging trends and applyevidence-based practice to patient population.

  • Seeks opportunities to improve patient care throughidentifying andparticipating in performance improvement activities, involvement in hospital-wide committees and/or community education.

  • Acts as a preceptor for PT/PTA students or new employees asappropriate.

  • Acts as a mentor for peers asappropriate.

_____ Safe and Ethical work Environment

  • Colleagueis responsible for working in a manner that champions safe conditions, promotes ethicalbehavior 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 foradvice 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 foridentifying, actively contributingto and implementing best practices and improvements.

  • Reports events that are unexpected, not consistent with policy/procedure orthreaten the safety and well-being of others or the organization using just culture principlesThis 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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