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Physical Therapist (PT) - Outpatient Rehab

Requisition ID:

24154975

Business Unit:

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital

Location:

Torrington, CT

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Description

Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details:

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Position Description

Our team is looking for a Physical Therapist to join our Outpatient clinic in Torrington. Interest in Ortho/Sports Medicine preferred. New Grads Welcome to Apply!

The Physical Therapist (PT) administers medically prescribed Physical Therapy treatments to patients. The Physical Therapist (PT) independently evaluates patient’s level of function, determines treatment strategies, and delivers and/or delegates Physical Therapy services that identify, prevent, remediate, and rehabilitate acute or prolonged physical dysfunction or pain.

This role encompasses evaluation skills and techniques, analysis of patients, and therapeutic application of physical and chemical agents, prescription of exercise and other procedures to maximize the patient's functional independence. 

Responsibilities

·         Upon Physician referral, the Physical Therapist (PT) performs thorough examination and evaluation of patient’s level of function, including evaluations for strength, movement, motor control, joint mobility, soft tissue integrity, pain, balance, coordination, posture, cardiopulmonary function by assessing and monitoring vitals, endurance, gait and functional abilities in activities of daily living

·         Establishes measurable goals with the patient/family based on appropriate patient care protocols and critical paths in order to meet patient needs.

·         Implements, delivers and delegates patient care by utilizing appropriate interventions and clinical decision making including but not limited to modalities such as heat, cold, light, water, sound, electricity, mobilization and therapeutic exercise.

·         Provides patient and caregiver education regarding treatment, precautions, and equipment use

·         Participates in patient transition planning and/or patient discharge planning including recommendations to community resources to meet patient needs throughout the continuum of care. Help to coordinate patient care with other care providers such as Rehab Therapists, Nurses, Social Workers, and other community resources as related to care transition planning.

·         Delegates patient care tasks and provide clinical supervision for Physical Therapist students, Rehabilitation Aides and Physical Therapist Assistants.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate of Physical Therapy Program from an accredited American Physical Therapy Association school, BS degree or entry level master's degree
  • CT active license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 years’ Experience, or New Grads welcome with mentorship/training available
  • Experience, or interest,  in sports medicine and functional movement assessments
  • Sports Medicine specialty, or interest, with an opportunity to be apart of  North West Sports Medicine team supporting local high school student athletes and community exercise programming
  • Advanced certifications (FMS, CDN, AAOMPT)
  • ABPTS OCS, SCS  
  • Dual credentialed as an ATC and/or Emergency Response for the Athlete or equivalent
 
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