Job Description

Location: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Posted Date: 4/28/2021

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:






If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

Physical Therapist II, Per Diem, Varied Day Shift, Weekends Required, Holidays As Needed


(Briefly describe the overall purpose of this position - Why does it exist and how does it contribute to the overall organization?)

Administers and directs administration of physical agents utilized in the short and long term rehabilitation of in and out-patients (orthopedic, neurological, pulmonary, obstetrical, cardiac, medical and surgical) referred by staff physicians, house officers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, courtesy staff physicians, podiatrists, dentists, and osteopaths; acts as a clinical specialist/committee chair/program coordinator.


(Use bullets for specific responsibilities)

  • Prepares and supervises aides in the preparation of patients for treatment via proper draping and positioning.
  • Evaluates patient’s emotional and physical condition; explains treatment to patient/family/others; performs MMT and ROM along with any other tests needed.
  • Applies or supervises aides in application agents such as; TENS, Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation, Hot Packs, Paraffin, HVGS, Cervical and Lumbar Traction, Whirlpool, Massage Biodex, etc…
  • Evaluate and treats patients with cardiac and respiratory problems or a potential for same, as required, using various techniques and modalities as indicated, carries out instruction in deep breathing exercises, coughing, huffing, ADL, pre-op teaching; performs ROM, conditioning, relaxation, and strengthening exercises; does evaluation with maintenance or corrective exercises; assists with progressive ambulation and performs facial and mouth exercise as needed.
  • Evaluates patients during treatment to determine effectiveness and safety; reports to and recommends changes to physicians if indicated; discusses or clarifies order with referring physician; discusses problems with other staff members for input and ideas.
  • Instructs patients/family/others as indicated in treatment goals, home programs, and in-hospital self exercise.
  • Maintains records pertinent to patient evaluations and treatment; follows set guideline for evaluation and record keeping.
  • Participates in quarterly rotation (i.e. impatient orthopedics, outpatient orthopedics, inpatient general med-surg, inpatient neurology, inpatient cardiac, outpatient cardiac).
  • Follows department policies and procedures; maintains a high level of safety for patients and property.
  • Assists in the orientation and training of new PT employees in their specialty area.
  • Assists, directs and instructs ancillary and other personnel as necessary.
  • Studies current trends and new development in physical medicine physical medicine by survey of literature, attendance at professional meetings and conferences, and participation in department in-services.
  • Participates in the training of physical therapy students from AOTA approved programs.
  • Participates in the TQM/CQI process through audits, peer review, CareMapping, and other Quality Council approved activities.
  • Maintains standards set down by the AOTA regarding treatment procedure and professional ethics.
  • Participates in the development of new programs and clinical services.
  • Begins to develop knowledge based in the area of expertise, acting as a resources person and liaison between interdisciplinary staff and therapists, participating in multidisciplinary meetings.
  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.

1. Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).

2. Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.

  • Performs other duties as assigned


(Examples: Ability to work independently and take initiative; Good judgment and problem solving skills; Communication skills; Interpersonal and organizational skills; Level of confidentiality)

  • Meets or exceeds performance standards for a minimum of two years at PT Level I at SEMC or the equivalent.
  • Meets basic competency level of two clinical rotations
  • Strong orientation to patient care in accordance with the medical center’s values, particularly the holistic approach to healing.
  • Ability to deal with stress due to a fast paced and growing environment.
  • Ability to manage within a flexible schedule.
  • Ability to work independently with sound decision making skills.
  • Demonstrate beginning supervisory skills.


  1. Education: Graduate of an APTA accredited program. Bachelor of Science Degree and/or Certificate in Physical Therapy.
  • II. Experience (Type & Length):
  1. Certification/Licensure: Massachusetts licensed or license eligible. Current CPR certification. Training in continuing education annually.
  • IV. Software/Hardware:
  • V. Other:

  1. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Additional Information

Important COVID message

Please note, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.

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