JOB TITLE: Physical Therapist  

ORGANIZATIONAL MISSION: The mission of Mid-State Health Center is to provide sound primary care to the community, accessible to all regardless of their ability to pay.

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: The PT works directly with patient and communicates on an ongoing basis with clinical team in regards to the patients and their changing needs.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Outpatient Director.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Interprets philosophy and corporate objectives related to outpatient patients and their families, referral sources and community groups.
  2. Perform all assessments, treatments and documentation per Agency policies and standards which include State and Federal regulations.
  3. Develops, implements, evaluates and modifies clinical services under a physician’s plan of treatment.
  4. Assesses patient’s rehabilitation needs by performing patient tests, measurements and evaluations such as range-of motion, sensory and manual-muscle tests, gait and functional analysis, under body-parts measurements.
  5. Utilizes an Evidenced-Based approach to improve patient outcomes.
  6. Instructs patient and family members regarding rehabilitation treatment plan.
  7. Assists in referring patients to other community resources as needed.
  8. Maintains and enhances current level of knowledge relative to professional practice, as well as continuing education requirements necessary for licensure and certification.
  9. Responsible for ensuring the safety of members and patients, recognizing and responds effectively in emergencies.
  10. Renders patient care with high degree of service excellence, which will be measured by family satisfaction surveys.
  11. Must consistently meet productivity guidelines, timely documentation requirements and agency expectations for clinical performance.
  12. Develops, implements, evaluates and modifies to patients under a physician’s plan of treatment.
  13. Utilizes an Evidenced-Based Chronic Illness Management approach to improve patient outcomes.

The jobholder must demonstrate current competencies applicable to the job position.

EDUCATION:  Must be a graduate of an American Physical Therapy Association accredited program and hold minimally a Bachelor’s degree, preferably a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy.

  • State License: Current N.H. State Registration as a Physical Therapist
  • Working knowledge of state and federal guidelines for Physical Therapy.

EXPERIENCE: 1-3 years of experience in physical therapy. At least one year in primary health care setting preferred.

LICENSES and CERTIFICATIONS: Current state Physical Therapist license. Must participate in continuing education programs as required for licensure.

KNOWLEDGE and ABILITIES:  

  • Emotional resilience and stability.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with or without the use of interpretive devices.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to quickly adjust to change.
  • Ability to swiftly assimilate and interpret new knowledge and/or regulations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with or without the use of interpretative devices.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and organizational skills required.
  • Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish/maintain a safe work environment.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and establish/maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and the public.
  • Strives to improve own level of competence through skill development, keeping abreast of counseling and therapy trends and new developments in health care.
  • Knowledgeable of social service procedures, policies, and resources and has the ability to analyze and interpret information to plan appropriate interventions.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS: Work may require hand dexterity for office machine operation, stooping, bending, mobility to complete errands or deliveries, or sitting for extended periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.  Requires manual and finger dexterity; for things such as typing, using calculator, and eye-hand coordination.

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