Job Description

Location: Holy Family Hospital
Posted Date: 11/20/2023
Job Type: Per Diem
Salary: $28 .00 - $38.00
Department: 0301.54850 HFH Physical Therapy

Join us at Holy Family Hospital

Not many healthcare professionals have the opportunity to build a career with a great job and robust benefits while also caring for friends, family and neighbors. You can when you work at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen and Haverhill. As part of the Steward Health Care System, our goal is to offer low-cost, high-quality healthcare to the people who live and work near our hospital, so they don’t have to travel far for great care.

Our two campuses in Methuen and Haverhill have a total of 320 beds and we are a full service, acute care hospital offering comprehensive inpatient medical/surgical units, outpatient care, and 24/7 emergency services. We have three behavioral health units, cardiac telemetry, and critical care service lines. Our Haverhill campus offers all private rooms, and our Methuen campus offers a new state-of-the-art catheterization suite and Joint Center of Excellence named as a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction+ Center for Knee and Hip Replacement

Position Summary: Registered Physical Therapist - Per Diem

Minimum Education:

Graduate of an APTA accredited program

Bachelor of Science Degree and/or certificate in Physical Therapy

Certification/Licensure:

Massachusetts license or license eligible

Current CPR certification

Per Diem Requirements:

  • 1 weekend day shift per month.

Minimum Skills/Abilities:

Effective communication and educator skills

Ability to perform essential functions without posing a direct threat to patients and other staff

Ability to work cooperatively with others with a positive attitude

Ability to deal with stress due to fast paced and growing environment

Ability to manage within a flexible schedule

Ability to work independently with excellent organizational and sound decision making skills

Able to read, hear, write and comprehend English

Willing to train in continuing education annually

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Frequent standing, sitting, pushing, bending, lifting and/carrying objects from 2-75+lbs (overhead: 2- 10lbs,above waist: 2-75lbs, below waist: 2-75+lbs). Occasionally twisting and climbing.

JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

Supervises: Physical Therapist Assistants, Clinical Aides, Students

Collaborates with: Occupational Therapy Staff, Speech and Language Therapy Staff, Medical Staff, Nursing Staff, Respiratory Staff, Dietary Staff, Care Coordination, Interpreters.

AUTHORITY:

Has the authority to select and perform all aspects of treatment/evaluation and patient care within the guidelines of the hospital, under the state and federal licensing regulations, and ethical and standards of care adopted by the APTA.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides superior customer service to external and internal clients, customers as referenced in the Hospital Wide Performance Expectation.
  • Evaluates patient’s clinical status, assess clinical/rehab needs, establish goals in conjunction with patient and family, plans and implements a treatment program including a discharge plan.
  • Takes all precautions for observing indications/contraindications
  • Maintains records pertinent to patient evaluations, and treatment; follows set guidelines for evaluation and record keeping.
  • Instructs patient/family as indicated in treatment goals, home programs, and in-hospital self exercises.
  • Prepares or supervises aides in the preparation of patients for treatment via proper draping and positioning, maintaining patient privacy.
  • Applies or supervises aides in application of agents such as: TENS, Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation, Hot Packs, Cold Packs, Cervical and Lumbar Traction, Whirlpool, Massage, Iontophoresis, Biofeedback.
  • Follows department policies and procedures
  • Assists and directs and instructs ancillary and other personnel as necessary
  • Studies current trends and new developments in physical medicine by survey of literature, attendance at professional meetings and conferences, research activities and participation in department in-services.
  • Participates in the training of physical therapy students from APTA accredited programs after 1 year of experience.
  • Participates in development of new programs and clinical services
  • Participates in the CQI process through audits, peer review, and other Quality Council approved activities.
  • Performs various other duties as assigned by Director of Rehabilitation Services.

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Reports formally and informally to the Supervisor and /or Director of Rehabilitation Services, regarding situations that require his/her attention.
  • Reports immediately any deviations in normal operations.
  • Reports immediately any unusual occurrences related to patients, other staff, self, or equipment.
  • Reports all incidents and breaches in the quality of care to the Director of Rehabilitation Services and Risk Management Department.
  • Reports to Primary care Physician/Referring Physician, any changes in the patient’s condition warranting intervention.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

Shall be accountable for selecting and performing all aspects of patient care as delineated by license, and governed by state, federal and standard setting organizations.

Shall be accountable for maintaining the confidentiality and security of all hospital related, staff related, and patient related data and information.

Shall be accountable for abiding by all relevant hospital and departmental policies and procedures including infection control.

Shall be accountable for patient care by non-licensed personnel while under their supervision.

Benefits:

We have many plans with various deductibles, which can cover individuals or families, so you can customize a plan that will work for you! Steward Health Care works with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts to provide affordable health insurance for our employees in benefit eligible positions. Our Health Plans Highlights are:

  • Deductibles will not apply to services provided by a Steward provider (Tier 1).
  • Office visits copays will be $0 when a member uses a Steward Provider (Tier 1).
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse office visits will be $0 for all In-Network providers (Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3).

Other Benefits provided:

  • Dental, Vision, Health Care Savings Account, Life Insurance, Short Term and Long-Term Disability, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Shift Differential, Tuition Reimbursement, and more.

About Steward Health Care
Nearly a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.

As the country’s largest physician-led, tax paying, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.

Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multi-specialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers. Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 39 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

Steward Health Care is proud to be a minority, physician owned organization. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are at the foundation of the care we provide, the community services we support and all our employment practices. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

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