Full-Time Physical Therapist
Physical Therapist – Peterborough, NH
Evaluates plans and implements specific treatment programs for individual patients according to the principles and practices of physical therapy.
Restores and maintains function, improves mobility, relieves pain, and prevents or limits permanent disabilities.
Provides care for inpatient and/or outpatient caseload. Collaborates with an interdisciplinary team regarding the needs of the patient.
Duties and Responsibilities of Physical Therapist:
Complete evaluations and treatments of assigned patients in accordance to established standards of care and practice including selecting assessment tools, tests and measures, goal setting, etc.
Evaluate patients with a full range of injuries, including musculoskeletal extremity injuries, spine complications, neurological impairments, and pain
Plan, coordinate, and implement goal-oriented group and individual physical therapy treatment programs
Utilize therapeutic modalities, such as air, water, electricity, therapeutic massage, soft tissue mobilization, and manual therapy
Evaluates effects of physical therapy treatments and fit of prosthetic and orthotic devices by observing, noting, and evaluating patient’s progress; recommending adjustments and modifications.
Completes discharge planning by consulting with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care workers; contributing to patient care conferences.
Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
Maintains patient confidence and protects hospital operations by keeping information confidential.
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
Provides physical therapy consultation to home families/caregivers when indicated.
Provides in-service education programs for nursing organization personnel as needed.
Participates in peer consultation process.
Supervises Physical Therapy Assistants according to organization policy and state regulations.
Requirements of Physical Therapist:
Must be able to obtain and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through the American Heart Association (AHA).
Possesses a degree from a baccalaureate or master’s program in physical therapy approved by an accredited organization.
Applicants must be able to fulfill credentialing requirements and obtain and maintain appropriate/relevant clinical privileges
Licensed to practice as a physical therapist within the state.
Demonstrates good verbal and written communication and organization skills.
Possesses and maintains current Heart Association approved CPR certification.