Physical Therapist

Cambridge Health Alliance
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Job Details

  • Location: Cambridge, MA, 02140
  • Date Posted: 4 years ago
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Category: Healthcare
  • Req Number: 1411
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Location: CHA Cambridge Hospital

Work Days: weekend, holiday, and weekday shifts available

Category: Physical Therapy

Department: Rehab Cambridge

Job Type: Per Diem On Call

Work Shift: Various Shifts

Hours/Week: 0.00

Union: No

Union Name: Non Union


Cambridge Health Alliance is an innovative, award-winning health system that provides high quality care in Cambridge, Somerville, Everett, Revere, and the surrounding Metro-North communities. It includes three hospitals, more than 20 primary care practices, and the Cambridge Public Health Department. With this unique model, the Alliance is able to offer the finest health services, a diverse working environment, and a premier training experience for those interested in community-based medicine. In accordance with Cambridge Health Alliance policies and procedures, and APTA guidelines and code of ethics, this employee evaluates and treats patients in outpatient orthopedic Physical Therapy settings. Position is part of team in a teaching environment with a diverse patient caseload. Employee participates in performance improvement program, in-service program and student program. Completes all documentation and administrative duties appropriately. Position will be required to provide coverage at other CHA Rehab Clinics and Hospitals as needed.

In Accordance with CHA policies and procedures, federal and state regulations, professional standards of care, and APTA guidelines and code of ethics, evaluates and treats patient in all CHA areas including inpatients, outpatients, ESP and Home Care.
Participates in performance improvement, supervises students and support staff, and completes all documentation and administrative duties appropriately.
Essential job functions are focused on quality care, service excellence, safety, cultural competence, and performance improvement.

Follows departmental and hospital safety rules and regulations. Establishes a safe working environment at all times.
Ensures equipment is maintained/safe according to established policies. Reports adverse equipment problems to supervisor. Follows "Lock-out/Tag Out" policy when necessary.
Adheres to current infection control policies.
Maintains CPR certification per AHA guidelines.
Maintains privacy and security of PHI, and completes HIPAA training.
Complete safety training annually (SMART), and attends safety in-services as available. Notifies supervisor or director of any compliance issues or concerns in a timely manner. Utilizes the Compliance Hotline if needed.
Maintains current registration and/or license, and adheres to APTA Code of Ethics.
Charges for treatments appropriately, according to established policy.
Maintains current awareness of changes and development in the field of rehabilitation medicine. Attends continuing education programs as appropriate.
Uses correct body mechanics and ergonomics.
Adheres to all National Patient Safety Goals where applicable.
Helps establish positive work environment. Communicates effectively and works as part of a team. Displays ability to get along with co-workers, other units/departments and the public.
Helps to advance the principles established in the CHA mission and vision statements.
Assist in the orientation of students, co-ops, and new employees.
Adjusts to new, different or urgent work situations.
Performs other related or similar duties as directed or as responsibilities necessitate.
Demonstrates effective utilization and supervision of assistants, aides and support staff.
Performance Improvement:
Actively participates in program development and improvement projects.
Participates actively in Performance Improvement programs. Continuously seeks opportunities to improve the quality of care given.
Participates in departmental in-service program. Works to advance the competency of self and other staff.
Treatment Focused:
Provides treatment when prescribed if required by attending, referring, consulting physician or other appropriate provider.
Evaluates patients to determine present functional levels; sets appropriate short term and long term goals which are measurable with time frames and establishes appropriate treatment plans.
Uses standard treatments according to established policies and procedures. Demonstrate the correct and proper use of therapeutic interventions. Demonstrates clinical competency in use of equipment and technique.
Reevaluates/assesses patients in a timely manner. Recommends changes in treatment as necessary. Discharges patients appropriately. Assists in the discharge and/or case management for all appropriate patients.
Completes initial evaluations, progress notes, flow sheets, re-evaluations, and progress reports in a timely manner. Corresponds to referring providers appropriately to ensure flow of information and adherence to regulations. Maintains an accurate medical record which records patient progress and results of treatment in a timely manner.
Completes all documentation in accordance with departmental and CHA policies and procedure.
Records all necessary testing procedures appropriately.
Fulfills requirements of third party payers to ensure timely and necessary treatment for patients.
Patient/Family and Staff Education:
Includes patient and family in rehabilitation process. Instructs patients and family on rehabilitation programs when appropriate with necessary for follow-through.
Documents all educational intervention in medical record.
Instructs other staff in therapeutic interventions to assure consistent quality care throughout patient's stay.
Assists with interdisciplinary discharge planning of patients. Attends multi-disciplinary conferences (rounds) as assigned.
Educates families, patients and other staff in appropriate body mechanics and ergonomics as needed.
Specialty Areas:
Identifies ways to continually improve the quality of care given. Makes recommendations to supervisor.
Participates in Home Care rehabilitation program as directed.
Understands and follows appropriate Home Care standards and guidelines established by DPH and CMS
Demonstrates safe and effective driving skills
Demonstrates effectiveness in supervision of HHAs
Performs adequate home safety assessments
Participates in the ESP as directed
Understands and follows appropriate ESP standards and guidelines established by DPH and CMS
Participates in case/family conferences when appropriate
Completes home visits as needed
Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.
Organizational Duties and Responsibilities:
Is responsible for creating a respectful environment for our patient and ourselves.
Demonstrates respect for differences in language, culture, race, religion, citizenship, gender, and sexual orientation and does not discriminate on the basis of income, insurance status, immigration status, or disability.
Complies with the Alliance policy on confidentiality of information regarding patients, families and co-workers.
Adheres to dress code; appearance is neat and clean.
Completes annual educational requirements and in-service training as required.
Wears identification while on duty.
Reports to work as scheduled and ready to receive assignments; minimal unscheduled absences.
Attends meetings and participates in committees as required.


Other information:
Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy
Massachusetts License Physical Therapist licensure
Work Experience:
0 years needed for PT I, 2 years for PT II

In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.