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Physical Therapist PT in Torrington, CT at Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut

Date Posted: 11/29/2018

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Job Description

Job Title: Physical Therapist PT  

City: Torrington / State: Connecticut                                                   


Company Overview:


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Summary of Duties

Join our patient-centered care Torrington!

 
Responsible for evaluating patient’s level of function and developing an appropriate Physical Therapy care plan under direction of M.D. Implements and coordinates patient care with other Agency personnel and community resources. Delegates appropriate patient care responsibilities to PTA and Home Health Aides and supervises their performance. Responsible for accurate, timely, and proficient clinical and reimbursement documentation.

Qualifications

Education & Training: Graduate of an accredited school with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy. Master’s or Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy preferred.

License/Certification: Current Connecticut license to practice Physical Therapy.

Experience: Minimum of one (1) year of clinical experience. Three (3) year's preferred.

Skills: Knowledge of principles and practices of Physical Therapy. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong organizational skills. Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to effectively interact with patients, families, physicians and co-workers. Ability to deal effectively with stress and ability to exercise independent judgment.

Other: Valid motor vehicle operators license, reliable personal automobile during business hours, and active automobile insurance coverage in accordance with Agency policy.

Must be available to rotate weekends. In rare cases, will be expected to provide holiday, on-call, and for after hour coverage, as required, to meet the needs of the Agency and patient care needs.

Essential Functions

Must be able to perform essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Strength/Mobility: Ability to walk and stand. Able to sit for prolonged periods. Able to move about in confined spaces and in and out of automobiles. Able to travel between floors. Able to stand for prolonged periods and to remain in uncomfortable positions for long periods as in providing direct patient care procedures. Able to push, pull, and lift objects more than 25 lbs.

Manual Dexterity/Coordination: Frequent walking, bending, stooping involved in patient care activities. Able to perform difficult manipulative skills such as preparing injections, calibrating instruments, positioning patients etc. Able to perform tasks which require hand-eye coordination such as keyboard skills, giving injections, and arm-hand steadiness such as taking blood pressures and calibrations.

Visual/Auditory Discrimination: Able to see objects far away as in driving. Able to see objects closely as in reading thermometers, patient assessment observations, and in reading computer screen, etc. Able to discriminate colors as in traffic lights. Able to distinguish sounds as in auscultation and to hear normal sounds within some background noise as in individual conversation, answering phone, etc.

Environmental Conditions

Occupational Exposure Risk Category A is described as: Exposure to blood, body tissue or fluids working with patients with a wide range of medical problems. Exposure to other hazardous materials such as chemicals, in the treatment of patients. Exposure to sudden fluctuations in temperature and to seasonal conditions in outside weather in the course of traveling to and from patient homes. Exposure to dust and pets in patient homes. Average office environment with normal equipment noise and use of computers and other modern office equipment and technology.

 

Job Requirements

Must be able to perform essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Strength/Mobility: Ability to walk and stand. Able to sit for prolonged periods. Able to move about in confined spaces and in and out of automobiles. Able to travel between floors. Able to stand for prolonged periods and to remain in uncomfortable positions for long periods as in providing direct patient care procedures. Able to push, pull, and lift objects more than 25 lbs.

Manual Dexterity/Coordination: Frequent walking, bending, stooping involved in patient care activities. Able to perform difficult manipulative skills such as preparing injections, calibrating instruments, positioning patients etc. Able to perform tasks which require hand-eye coordination such as keyboard skills, giving injections, and arm-hand steadiness such as taking blood pressures and calibrations.

Visual/Auditory Discrimination: Able to see objects far away as in driving. Able to see objects closely as in reading thermometers, patient assessment observations, and in reading computer screen, etc. Able to discriminate colors as in traffic lights. Able to distinguish sounds as in auscultation and to hear normal sounds within some background noise as in individual conversation, answering phone, etc.

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