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Per Diem Physical Therapist, Rumford Community Home, LTC

at Central Maine Medical Center in Rumford, Maine, United States

Job Description

At Central Maine Healthcare our team members are committed to providing exceptional care and experiences for our community and for each other every day.

This is a Physical Therapist position for Rumford Community Home, LTC facility in Rumford, Maine.

Position Summary: The Staff Therapist, Physical Therapy evaluates patients and develops a comprehensive treatment plan to restore patients to their maximum functional potential. Directs therapeutic intervention for the restoration of patient’s functioning to prevent disability following injury, disease, or physical disability. Assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities. Provides treatment and instruction to patients according to acceptable principles and practices of Physical Therapy. Collaborates as a member of the health care team for the provision of comprehensive patient care. Consistent with training and competency review, provides care to pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients, in the setting of the outpatient clinic, inpatient and Rumford Community Home, as needed. The staff therapist coordinates, delegates and supervises responsibilities assigned to assistants, aides, etc. The staff therapist participates in operational aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in PI activities. Participates in all infection control, departmental equipment training, organizational safety and fire safety programs.Duties and Responsibilities:Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:1. Performs a thorough, organized and objective physical therapy evaluation in appropriate enough depth for patient diagnosis and clinical presentation; identifies the physical therapy problems from the evaluation and incorporates patient potential as well as major barriers to treatment.2. Develops appropriate treatment goal/plan that is based on the evaluation findings, the patient’s goals, review of the medical record, a history, the referring physician’s goal for the patient, and information gathered from the patient’s health care team.3. Demonstrates a timely progression in the plan and an update of the plan/goals based on the patient’s response to intervention and reassessments per dept. policies. Demonstrates timely/correct equipment selection and appliance selection and provides guidance/instruction to the patient.4. Demonstrates individualized appropriate treatment planning including appropriate therapy application and treatment intervention including but not limited to the areas of gait, balance, cardiopulmonary reconditioning, neuromuscular re-education, orthotic/prosthetic application and training, manual therapy skills, joint protection instruction, ergonomics and body mechanics, assistive and adaptive devices, neuromotor development, wound management, sensory integration, and patient/family education.5. When the Physical Therapist delegates treatment of a patient to the Physical Therapy Assistant, they must provide supervision of treatment to assure that the treatment plan remains appropriate.6. Discusses and advises medical staff, patients and patient families, support staff and affiliating students regarding indications/contraindications for treatment, offers alternative modes of treatment and advises in the proper utilization of the service as supported by current physical therapy literature/research.7. Delivers treatment in compliance with departmental policies, protocols, and per the American Physical Therapy Associations’ code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.8. Modifies treatment session based on accurate interpretation of patient’s response to treatment.9. Demonstrates ability to assess patient pain interfering with optimal level of function or participation in rehabilitation – makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.10. Addresses in treatment sessions, patient’s identified Physical Therapy goals, per the evaluation.11. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.12. Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care and conducts treatment sessions to assure the safety of the therapist, support staff and the patient at all times.13. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.14. Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Maintains department cleanliness and safety.15. Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians and members of the health care team.16. Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients’ needs are met and hospital policy is followed.17. Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.18. Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.19. Consults other disciplines as appropriate to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities.20. Timely and concise identification and communication of patient care needs beyond our system’s care continuum.21. Meets current documentation standards and policies in a timely fashion and handwriting is legible.22. Assists with orientation and in-service training for department staff and student affiliate; participates in guidance and educational programs.Regulatory Requirements:- Current State Physical Therapy Licensure.- Current BLS certification.Language Skills:- Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.- Strong written and verbal skills.Skills:Basic computer skillsPhysical Demands:- For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising client care.

If you are passionate about making a difference and are looking for your next great career opportunity, we look forward to reviewing your application! AT CENTRAL MAINE HEALTHCARE YOU ARE AT THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING WE DO

Our why, our purpose, drives every decision and action we take as a healthcare system. We strive everyday to deliver exceptional care, and to improve our community. We are a non-profit organization that is breaking the traditional healthcare mold by bringing our patients and their family’s high value, low cost, and award-winning care while focusing on creating an exceptional experience for them; all within their communities. To accomplish this, we only hire individuals who are committed to excellence, who embody the principles of our CMH Experience Service Standards, and who are ready to step in and help their fellow team members achieve those exceptional results for our patients, their families, and the community.

Central Maine Healthcare System

The organization is broad in its footprint, with three (3) hospitals in Bridgton, Lewiston, and Rumford, and over 75 individual practices within our Medical Group. Lewiston’s Central Maine Medical Center is a certified and award-winning level two trauma center, along with our Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute and the upcoming highly anticipated launch of our comprehensive state of the art cancer treatment center. Both Bridgton and Rumford Hospitals are four (4) star accredited acute care hospitals, and our Medical Group and Maine Urgent Care Centers have won multiple awards within their specialties. As a system we are a six-time winner of the Leapfrog Safety A Rating since 2019, representing some of the highest quality care and outcomes nationwide. Our awards and accolades are only possible as a result of our commitment to culture, and a focus on safety and inclusion, in each of our pati

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Job Posting: JC229483209

Posted On: Dec 01, 2022

Updated On: Feb 01, 2024

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