Physical Therapist - Per Diem

at Spectrum Healthcare Partners in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Company Overview

Spectrum Healthcare Partners is Maine’s largest multi-specialty, physician-owned and directed professional organization and is comprised of over 200 physicians practicing in the areas of anesthesiology, orthopaedics, pain management, pathology, radiation oncology, radiology, and vascular & interventional services. Spectrum provides services at many of Maine’s hospitals throughout the state and in eastern New Hampshire. HOURS: Per diem – Monday – Friday. Combination of early days (beginning) and late days (end). Must have ability to travel to all clinics for coveage: Portland, Brunswick, Saco, and Windham, Maine. Job Summary The Physical Therapist is responsible for treating patients in consultation with a physician or on a prescription basis. Through planning and providing physical therapy to patients the goal of regaining physical function or adjust to disabilities is achieved. This is a per diem position! Responsibilities and Duties

+ Provides preventative and rehabilitative services that maximize functionality and promote well-being

+ Review patients’ medical history and any referrals or notes from doctors or surgeons

+ Identify and meet patient’s goals and needs

+ Diagnose patients’ dysfunctional movements by observing them stand or walk and by listening to their concerns, among other methods

+ Communicate and coordinate with patients’ physicians to ensure a consistent level of care

+ Devises individualized treatment and care plans for each of the patients, outlining the patient’s goals and the expected outcome of the plan using a variety of treatment techniques

+ Use exercises, stretching maneuvers, hands-on therapy, and equipment to ease patients’ pain, help them increase their mobility, prevent further pain or injury, and facilitate health and wellness

+ Motivate patients during treatment in order to help them function optimally

+ Promote clients’ healthy lifestyle by improving strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination

+ Exercise independent judgment based on experience to implement effective treatment combinations

+ Evaluate a patient’s progress, modifying a plan of care and trying new treatments as needed

+ Educate patients and their families about what to expect from and how best to cope with the recovery process

+ Perform accurate and timely documentation

Qualifications and Skills

+ Graduate of an accredited school with a degree as a Physical Therapist.

+ Current Maine State Physical Therapy license

+ Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.

+ ACLS certification is desired

+ Prior experience as a PT, preferably in outpatient orthopaedics.

+ Demonstrated clinical competence in relevant area of practice. Thorough knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, with particular knowledge of the musculoskeletal system. Current knowledge of medications and their effects on the human body.

+ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary for interacting with patients, physicians, supervisors and other staff

+ Skill in time management, prioritizing and medical care coordination

+ Ability to organize and accomplish tasks, and have the flexibility to meet changing demands on daily basis

+ Ability to demonstrate compassion and caring in dealing with others

+ Ability to maintain confidentiality

+ Ability to project and maintain a professional image

+ Ability to work independently and excel as part of a team

+ Excellent customer service skills

+ Proficient computer skills

Physical Demands / Work Environment

+ Daily use of computer operating instruments; stationary PC, Laptop PC, keyboard and mouse

+ Light lifting of paperwork, folders or other general record keeping materials

+ Operation of various office equipment: fax machine, telephone & voice mail system, stationary/lap top computer, e-mail system, scanner, and copier

+ Lifting up to 20 pounds occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds frequently

+ Walks frequently

+ May be required to sit or stand for extended periods of time

+ Risk of exposure to hazardous conditions and blood borne pathogens

+ Frequent reaching, twisting, bending

Benefits and Perks

+ 401(k) Match and Profit Sharing Plan

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Job Posting: JC217149697

Posted On: Jun 26, 2022

Updated On: Aug 12, 2022