Welcome to Western Connecticut Health Network, a comprehensive
group of Hospitals, Medical Practices and Home Care designed to
know our patients well. WCHN is comprised of Danbury, New Milford,
and Norwalk Hospital as well as Western Connecticut Home Care, and
Western Connecticut Medical Group. We are united by our mission to
improve the health and well-being of those who live in the
communities we proudly call home. We believe our dedicated and
talented employees are the cornerstone of providing the best in
patient care, and we are seeking qualified and compassionate
individuals to enhance the delivery of care to the communities we
Physical Therapy provides services that identify, prevent,
remediate, and rehabilitate acute or prolonged physical dysfunction
or pain with emphasis on physical dysfunction. Such therapy
encompasses evaluation and analysis of patients and therapeutic
application, physical and chemical agents, exercise, instruction to
patient/family and other procedures to maximize functional
Performs therapy evaluations, treatment planning and
implementation utilizing department clinical guidelines &
protocols. Participates in team conference /rounds for purposes of
coordination of patients plan of care.
Provides patient/ family education and training.
Provides peer review and participates in performance improvement
Documentation is completed based on department guidelines.
Therapy services are outcome oriented with timely progression of
treatment. Goals are functional and measurable & revised as
Initiates discharge planning involving patient, family and team
members as appropriate. Recommends equipment to meet patient
Attends 24 hours of continuing education per year. Provides 2
hours of inservice education per year to staff.
Provides full-time clinical experience to students.
Participates in orienting, teaching, guiding and evaluation of
assistive personnel. Acts as mentor to lower level staff. Delegates
to support personnel.
Seeks guidance from higher level staff as needed.
Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Experience: one year
Desired: FIM certification in Physical Therapy rehab
Location: Danbury-24 Hospital Ave
Work Schedule: Rotating 8
Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No
Work Type: Per Diem
- Significant manual skills / motor coord & finger dexterity
- Significant occupational risk
- Very Heavy effort. May exert up to 50 lbs. force
- Some exposure to dirt, odors, noise, human waste, etc.
WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Qualified Applicants are
considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental
or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national
origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status,
sexual orientation, marital status or any other classification
protected under applicable Federal, State or Local law.
We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known
physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a
disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship
on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such
assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview,
please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable
accommodation requests only). Please provide all information
requested to assure that you are considered for current or future