Physical Therapist - Per Diem
Company: Hackensack Meridian Health
Posted on: January 25, 2023
Description: How have you impacted someone's life today? At
Hackensack Meridian Health our healthcare teams are focused on
changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level
of care each and every day. - From our hospitals, rehab centers and
occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home
care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you
to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your
career all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system. The
Physical Therapist evaluates, plans and implements a goal oriented
Physical Therapy treatment program that focuses on restoring
function and preventing further disability as a result of trauma,
disease, amputation, congenital defects, surgery and other
debilitating illness. Responsibilties: A day in the life of a
Physical Therapist at Hackensack Meridian -Health includes: 1.
Committee Representative: - Participates on committees as requested
2. Customer Service: - Delivers the highest level of service to all
residents, families and visitors.
3. Delivery of Care: - Models and maintains a safe environment in
which to deliver services and employs correct body mechanics during
activities. - Demonstrates and implements appropriate treatment
techniques and skills with residents. - Completes resident
treatments as scheduled. -
4. Discharge Planning: - Discharge planning established at initial
evaluation and updated throughout the course of therapeutic
treatment. - Discharge summaries are completed in a timely manner,
reflecting goal achievement and functional status with appropriate
5. DME Assessment: - Demonstrates appropriate knowledge in
assessing the need for DME for residents to improve their
functional independence safety. - Follows through with appropriate
professionals to ensure proper fitting of the wheelchair to the
resident. - Educates the resident/family about the proper use and
care of the wheelchair. -
6. Documentation Compliance: - Prepares written documentation such
as Progress Notes, Reassments and Discharge Summaries. - Progress
notes and Reassessments are completed as per departmental policy
and procedure, and monitor the resident's status and progress
towards goal achievement. - Short term goals are updated and
treatment plans are modified, as appropriate. - The Discharge
Summary reflects the resident's current status, outcomes achieved,
and recommendations for further services or interventions, as
7. Documentation of Re-Evaluations: - Re-evaluations are completed
in a timely manner. - Goals and treatment plan updated as per
8. Effective - Communication: Develops a rapport and mutual respect
with the resident to foster an optimum environment for goal
achievement. - Provides education to residents/families based upon
the identified learning needs, in a manner that the
residents/families can demonstrate their understanding.
9. Evaluation Information Gathering: Gathers all information
necessary to properly evaluate the resident's needs as per
department policy, including testing and consultations with other
health care professionals, as appropriate. - The content of the
evaluation contains data as outlined by departmental policies and
is completed within time frames as specified in departmental
10. Other Duties As Assigned: Handles special projects and rush
assignments as needed, in a timely manner.
11. Patient Rapport: Develops a rapport and mutual respect with the
patient/caregiver and team members to foster an optimum environment
of goal achievement.
12. Patient/Caregiver Education: Provides and documents education
to patients/caregivers based upon identified learning needs in an
13. Plan of Care: Develops and implements an individualized
treatment program based on established goals.
14. Productivity: Completes patient treatments within acceptable
departmental productivity range and documents on daily charge
15. Prosthetic/Orthotic Devices: Demonstrates appropriate judgment
in ordering and measuring the resident for a prosthetic/orthotic
device. - Assesses the fit and function of the device and the need
for adjustments to ensure proper utilization. - Develops with the
resident and other personnel, as appropriate, a wearing schedule to
begin functional use. - Educates the resident/family about the
proper fit and function of the device and signs of malfunction
which would indicate the need for intervention.
16. Resident Goal Setting: Formulates functionally based/objective
short and long term goals. - Incorporates evaluative findings in
establishing time oriented functional and measurable short and long
17. Respect of Resident's needs: Administers the evaluations in a
manner appropriate to the resident's disability, demonstrating
respect for the resident's needs.
18. Safety and Body Mechanics: Therapy is provided in a safe
environment, utilizing proper body mechanics.
19. Treatment Program: Develops and implements an individualized
program of treatment focused on identified resident needs. -
Focuses on achievement of the established goals. - Participates in
the ongoing development of the discharge plan that was initiated at
the time of initial evaluation. Provides the appropriate
assistive/adaptive devices and durable medical equipment to the
resident to improve their independence in function. Ensures the
proper utilization and clinical appropriateness of the
device/equipment and educates the resident/family about its use and
20. Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
21. Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of
behavior. Qualifications: Education, Knowledge, Skills and
Abilities Required: 1. Graduate of an APTA accredited program or
2. Standing, walking and/or continuously moving around
3. Kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling or working in other
unusual physical positions
4. Climbing (including ladders, stepping stools, and/or stairs) or
5. Stretching and/or reaching to retrieve/replace object
6. Pushing, pulling, lifting and/or carrying heavy objects (20 lbs.
or more) without aid of physical devices
7. Dexterity and eye-hand coordination to perform activities which
involve holding, positioning, manipulating, typing (keyboarding or
data entry), etc.
8. Visual ability to monitor instruments and computers, distinguish
characters (letters, numbers, etc.) recognize colors, observe
physical characteristics, etc.
9. Hearing ability to recognize sounds, sound patterns and/or other
10. Physical ability to react/respond quickly in emergencies,
including life threatening situations
11. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
12.Proficient computer skills that may include but are not limited
to Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite platforms. Licenses and
Certifications Required: 1. Physical Therapist License.
2. AHA Basic Health Care Life Support HCP Certification. If you
feel the above description speaks directly to your strengths and
capabilities, then please apply today!
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