Physical Therapist

at Northern Light Health in Presque Isle, Maine, United States

Job Description

Northern Light A.R. Gould

Department: Physical Therapy

Position is located:Northern Light A.R. Gould Hospital

Work Type: Part Time Eligible

FTE: 0.600000:

Work Schedule: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM


The physical therapist will adhere to the State of Maine Physical Therapist Practice Act as well as the Northern Light Health Standards of Care/Practice, policies, and procedures. They will act in accordance with the physical therapy core values and code of ethics as set forth by the American Physical Therapy Association. They will evaluate, assess, think critically, and implement specific treatment plans to limit physical disability, bodily malfunction, and pain from injury and/or disease. They will collaborate with the patient and family as well as the multidisciplinary team while using evidence-based practice to achieve optimal results and improvement. They are responsible for the supervision of physical therapy assistants and PT students.


+ Plans, prepares, or carries out individually designed programs of treatment to maintain, improve, or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain, or prevent physical dysfunction in patients.

+ Performs and documents an initial exam, evaluating data to identify problems and determine a therapy diagnosis prior to intervention while identifying and documenting goals, anticipated progress and plans for reevaluation.

+ Evaluates effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit.

+ Performs complete, accurate and timely documentation including billing within the electronic medical record.

+ Maintains and exhibits a current knowledge of profession and participates in continuing education.

+ Recommend changes in patients’ work or living environments, consistent with their needs and capabilities.

+ Maintains a safe environment complying with NLH policies and procedures; reports and directly addresses environmental hazards and violations of patient safety policy and/or protocol when involved or observed.

+ Provides clinical supervision for support staff, students, and graduate PT/PTA.

+ Attends appropriate team meetings and communicates/collaborates with other team members, individuals, family members or caregivers.

+ Terminates treatment when maximal benefits have been attained as well as developing appropriate discharge plans.

+ Other Duties as assigned.

Other Information:

+ Current or eligible PT licensure in State of Maine



Competencies and Skills

+ Achieves Results: Sets high standards for their own outcomes and seizes opportunities to engage others towards objectives. Consistently moves forward with direct actions in order to attain or exceed objectives. Manages their own time effectively to accomplish assigned tasks. Successfully prioritizes multiple projects and duties as needed.

+ Arithmetic

+ Basic Life Support

+ Behaves with Integrity and Builds Trust: Acts consistently in line with the core values, commitments and rules of conduct. Leads by example and tells the truth. Does what they say they will, when and how they say they will, or communicates an alternate plan.

+ Blood Pressure Measurement

+ Electronic medical record software.

+ Cultivates Respect: Treats others fairly, embraces and values differences, and contributes to a culture of diversity, inclusion, empowerment and cooperation.

+ Demonstrates Adaptability: Learns quickly when facing a new problem or unfamiliar task; is flexible in their approach with changing priorities and ambiguity. Manages change effectively and does not give up during adversity. Capable of changing one’s behavioral style and/or views in order to attain a goal. Absorbs new information readily and puts it into practice effectively.

+ Demonstrates Emotional Intelligence: Exhibits a high level of self-awareness, self-management, other awareness and relationship management. Conducts themselves in an empathic, appropriate way, with a sense of humor and stimulates a collaborative work environment. Is respectful of the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others and aware of the influence of their own behavior on them. Is aware of relevant social, political, system, and professional trends and developments and uses this information for the organization’s benefit.

+ Effectively Communicates: Listens, speaks and writes appropriately, using clear language. Communication methods are fitting to the message(s), audience, and situation and follow-ups are regular and timely. Shows that important (non-) verbal information is absorbed and understood and asks further questions to clarify when necessary. Expresses ideas and views clearly to others and has ability to adjust use of language to the audiences’ level.

+ Exercises Sound Judgment & Decision Making: Understands and processes complex information, which allows for appropriate and accountable conclusions. Does not react too quickly or slowly. Balances facts, goals, and potential approaches taking the appropriate criteria into account. Makes active decisions and commits oneself by communicating confidently and respectfully.

+ Fax

+ Fosters Accountability: Creates and participates in a work environment where people hold themselves and others accountable for processes, results and behaviors. Takes appropriate ownership not only of successes but also mistakes and works to correct them in a timely manner. Demonstrates understanding that we all work as a team and the quality and timeliness of work impacts everyone involved.

+ Experience browsing, researching and finding information on the internet.

+ Ability to understand the language used to precisely describe the human body including its components, processes, conditions affecting it, and procedures performed upon it.

+ Word processing, spreadsheets, data entry, database experience and other computer related skills.

+ Email application with the ability to manage email as well as calendars, managing tasks and contacts, note taking, journaling, and web browsing.

+ MS Teams

+ Word process application with the ability to create and edit documents, format, use tables, apply footnoting, create table of contents and mail merge techniques.

+ Multi-line Phone

+ Obtain Vital Signs

+ Photocopier

+ Practices Compassion: Exhibits genuine care for people and is available and ready to help; displays a deep awareness of and strong willingness to relieve the suffering of others.

+ Promotes Health and Safety: Promotes a healthy and safe environment for patients, employees and visitors. Advocates and models healthy physical and mental health behaviors even in challenging circumstances. Sets high quality standards and strives for continuous improvement and quality assurance by reporting and encouraging others to report near misses and safety issues.

+ Provides Patient-Centered Care: Demonstrates understanding of patient care quality and service as organizational priority. Proactively supports change to improve patient experience and results. Exhibits the ability and willingness to find out what the patient wants and needs and to act accordingly, taking the organizational and outside resources into account. Cooperates, collaborates, communicates, and integrates care within and between teams to ensure that care is continuous and reliable.

+ Public Speaking

+ Resolves Conflict: Promptly acts to find alternatives/solutions when team members disagree. Addresses issues in a direct, honest, and appropriate manner. Handles conflicting interests diplomatically and helps to solve them. Transforms difficult situations into teachable moments using respect and accountability .

+ Scanner

+ Sterile Gloving Technique

+ Wound Care

+ Zoom


+ Required Physical Therapist


+ Required Bachelor’s Degree

Working Conditions

+ Potential exposure to abus

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Job Posting: JC260693691

Posted On: Jun 02, 2024

Updated On: Jul 18, 2024

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