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St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport has more than 3,200 employees. It includes a 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Westport, a large multispecialty provider group, and special needs services for adults and children. St. Vincent’s is the first hospital in Fairfield County to be integrated into the Hartford HealthCare network, and is the system’s second-largest hospital.
therapist position in new Outpatient Spine Wellness center; this therapist will
be part of a multidisciplinary team of medical, rehabilitation, and wellness
professionals dedicated to improving the health of all patients. This therapist
will collaborate with professionals throughout the facility who provide
rehabilitation, pain management, physical medicine, integrative medicine,
fitness, nutrition, and behavioral health services to improve surgical and
non-surgical outcomes. These services will be provided within the spine
wellness center with the goal of promoting health of mind and body. This therapist will interact with rehabilitation
team members throughout the hospital system to ensure that best practices are
followed in the provision of care. Data
will be collected and analyzed to improve patient outcomes, and the therapist
will partner with program managers to implement, enhance, and optimize clinical
programs. The physical therapist will: independently
evaluate and determine treatment strategies, deliver and/or delegate 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, exercise and other
procedures to maximize the patient's functional independence. Evaluation involves strength, motor control, sensation,
joint mobility, soft tissue integrity, pain, balance, coordination, posture,
cardiopulmonary function, endurance, psychosocial contributors, gait, and
functional abilities in activities of daily living. This professional will collaborate
extensively with team members, referral sources, and colleagues throughout the
system of care to enhance the provision of services and patient outcomes.
for strength, motor control, joint mobility, soft tissue integrity, pain,
balance, coordination, posture, cardiopulmonary function, endurance, gait and
functional abilities in activities of daily living through physician
referrals. Recognizes physiological,
psychological, pathological, and age related changes in the patient; consults
with other Health Care Team members, and establishes measurable goals with the
patient/family based on appropriate patient care protocols and critical paths
in order to meet patient needs.
Plans, implements, delivers and
delegates patient care by utilizing appropriate interventions, such as heat,
cold, light, water, sound, electricity, mobilization, manual therapy, and
therapeutic exercise based on assessments, revising treatment when needed,
instructing patient/family through verbal, written and audiovisual materials
and participating in discharge planning including recommendations to community
resources to meet patient needs throughout the continuum of care.
time management of self and support personnel by organizing schedules to meet
patient care needs, carrying a patient load that reflects standards of the
service area, and collaborating with team members for assistance and coverage
when needed to meet patient outcomes and department goals and standards. Supervises responsibilities that have been
delegated to supportive personnel. May
cover patient care needs in other facilities if necessary, and will serve as
mentor for new employees and student physical therapists.
all patient and professional interactions such as evaluations, assessments,
progress towards goals, equipment purchase orders, statistical reports, home
programs and discharge summaries to maintain continuity of patient care for
department standards, JCAHO and outside regulatory and insurance agencies.
understanding both verbally and nonverbally to patients and families, health
care team members, supervisors, and students in an appropriate manner to
enhance positive relationships both internally and externally. Demonstrates professionalism in all
interactions to promote the needs of the patient and the institution they represents.
Licensure / Certification / Registration:
• Required Credential(s): • Physical, Occupational or Speech Therapist License in the state of CT
Education: • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited therapy program or Master’s or Doctorate degree
Work Experience: •Experience in outpatient setting preferred, will consider qualified new graduates or Experience in outpatient
setting, with focus upon spine rehabilitation and manual therapy
Knowledge, Skills and Ability
proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint as well as electronic health
records and other software applications
to establish and maintain relationships with referral sources
manages patient case load in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
to solve problems and work independently with minimal direction
leadership, mentoring, and motivational skills
sense of professionalism and proficient interpersonal, clinical, and
to quality, evidenced based care, and client experience
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