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Physical Therapist 2 PRN

Company: Nuvance Health
Location: Danbury
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

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 serve.

Summary:

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 independence.

Responsibilities:

  1. 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.

  2. Provides patient/ family education and training.

  3. Provides peer review and participates in performance improvement activities.

  4. Documentation is completed based on department guidelines.

  5. Therapy services are outcome oriented with timely progression of treatment. Goals are functional and measurable & revised as needed.

  6. Initiates discharge planning involving patient, family and team members as appropriate. Recommends equipment to meet patient needs.

  7. Attends 24 hours of continuing education per year. Provides 2 hours of inservice education per year to staff.

  8. Provides full-time clinical experience to students.

  9. Participates in orienting, teaching, guiding and evaluation of assistive personnel. Acts as mentor to lower level staff. Delegates to support personnel.

  10. Seeks guidance from higher level staff as needed.

  11. Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the position.

  12. Performs other duties as assigned.

Other information:

Required:

Minimum Experience: one year

Desired: FIM certification in Physical Therapy rehab settings.

Location: Danbury-24 Hospital Ave

Work Schedule: Rotating 8

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

Work Type: Per Diem

Credentials:

Education:

Essential:

  • Bachelor's Level Degree

Working conditions:

Essential:

  • 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 opportunities.

Keywords: Nuvance Health, Danbury , Physical Therapist 2 PRN, Other , Danbury, Connecticut

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