DescriptionJob Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Flexible shifts (e.g. 4-10's) 1 weekend per month 1-2 holidays per year
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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.
The Physical Therapist (PT) independently evaluates, determines treatment strategies, delivers and/or delegates services that identify, prevent, remediate, and rehabilitate acute or prolonged physical dysfunction or pain, with emphasis on physical dysfunction. 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, joint mobility, soft tissue integrity, pain, balance, coordination, posture, cardiopulmonary function, endurance, gait and functional abilities in activities of daily living.
- Upon referral, the Physical Therapist (PT) performs thorough examination and evaluation of patient’s level of function, including strength, movement, motor control, joint mobility, soft tissue integrity, pain, balance, coordination, posture, cardiopulmonary function by assessing and monitoring vitals, endurance, gait and functional abilities in activities of daily living. The PT recognizes physiological, psychological, and age-related changes in the patient.
- The Physical Therapist (PT) develops an individualized patient-centered treatment plan of care to promote optimum movement function and safety.
- The Physical Therapist (PT) implements, delivers and delegates patient care by utilizing appropriate interventions and clinical decision making including but not limited to modalities such as heat, cold, light, water, sound, electricity, mobilization and therapeutic exercise.
- The Physical Therapist (PT) helps to coordinate patient care with other care providers such as Rehab Therapists, Nurses, Social Workers and participates in patient transition planning and/or patient discharge planning including recommendations to community resources to meet patient needs throughout the continuum of care.
As one of the largest rehabilitation providers in the state, HHCRN offers a team-oriented structure, a comprehensive continuing education program, an excellent benefits package along with Special Interest Groups and MedBridge subscription that assist with evidence based clinical knowledge, growth opportunities and support within the organization.
- Flexible scheduling & competitive pay
- 401K with company match
- Clinical specialty opportunities
We believe in high standards. These standards allow us to bring out the very best in our clients and our staff.
- Graduate of Physical Therapy Program from an accredited American Physical Therapy Association school, with a BS, master's, or doctorate degree
- CT active or temporary license
- CPR certification
- Will consider new graduates
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With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.