Jewish Senior Services
  • Therapy
  • Full-Time 32-40 Hours
  • Days

Summary: Provide quality physical therapy treatment and documentation for all rehabilitation clients. Function as an effective interdisciplinary team member and demonstrate excellent customer relations.

Reports To: Rehabilitation Clinical and Administrative Supervisors

Titles Supervised: Rehab Aides

Hours Per Week: Full-time

DUTIES

Essential Responsibilities:

1.Provide appropriate Physical Therapy treatment interventions under guidance of a Physical Therapist.

2.Assist in updating goals and treatment strategies based on evaluation findings and patient needs.

3.Promote effective interpersonal and interdisciplinary relationships while maintaining professional conduct at all times.

4.Instruct other healthcare professionals/ family members on strategies and specific procedures to assist patients in achieving maximal function and safety.

5.Exhibit timely, efficient and satisfactory completion of assignments and documentation with minimal or no assistance.

6.Maintain a high level of flexibility in scheduling to accommodate departmental needs.

7.Accurately record daily billable treatment times according to the rehabilitation department procedures.

8.Participate in departmental and facility In-services.

9.Successful completion of Core Competencies.

10.Work one Saturday per month.

11.Other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:Associate Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited university

Experience: 1 year experience in a long term or acute care setting

Licensure: State of CT Physical Therapist Assistant license; valid driver's license

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

The staff Physical Therapist Assistant is responsible for providing appropriate physical therapy treatment for a patient's level of function. The Physical Therapist Assistant is responsible for documentation in accordance with American Physical Therapy Association and Jewish Home for the Elderly policies and procedures. The staff Physical Therapist Assistant participates in program development, continuing education, departmental staff meeting and quality improvement programs.

Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times hostile residents within the facility.

This description of responsibilities is intended to reflect the major responsibilities and duties of the job, but is not intended to describe minor duties or other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time.

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Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy Statement

Jewish Senior Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Accordingly, all applicants for employment and all persons employed in any capacity are treated without regard to race, color, national origin, religious affiliation, age, gender, sexual preference, marital status, ancestry, genetic predisposition or carrier status, physical or mental disability, Vietnam Era Veteran or other veteran status or any other legally protected class.  The fair and equitable treatment imposed by this policy encompasses, but is not limited to, all aspects of the employment process including: personnel recruitment, advertising, all hiring practices, promotions and transfers, rates of pay and other forms of compensation, benefits, selection for training, layoff and terminations, and all facility sponsored social and recreational programs.

Jewish Senior Services will strive to make a reasonable accommodation, as required by law, for qualified individuals with known disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the position for which he/she is applying or in which he/she is currently employed unless doing so would result in an undue hardship on the operation of its business.  Any individual who believes they may require such accommodation should contact Employee Relations at 203-365-6457.

It is the responsibility of all staff to conform to both the letter and spirit of this Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement. The designated person at Jewish Senior Services for issues concerning Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity is Soncerria Holland, 203-365-6456, sholland@jseniors.org.

 

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