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Physical Therapist (PT) - Acute Care (Per Diem)

Company: Hartford HealthCare
Location: Waterbury
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:

Description Job Schedule: Per Diem
Standard Hours: 1
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Requirement for per diem position will include occasional weekends/holidays.
Work where every moment matters.
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Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. - We invite you to become part of Connecticut's most comprehensive healthcare network. -
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Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 122-bed, general acute care community hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for the 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. - CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment.
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Position Description
We are currently seeking a per diem Physical Therapist (PT) for our acute care team at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington, CT.
Requirement for per diem position will include occasional weekends/holidays.
The Physical Therapist (PT) administers medically prescribed Physical Therapy treatments to patients. The Physical Therapist (PT) independently evaluates patient's level of function, determines treatment strategies, and delivers and/or delegates Physical Therapy services that identify, prevent, remediate, and rehabilitate acute or prolonged physical dysfunction or pain.
This role encompasses evaluation skills and techniques, analysis of patients, and therapeutic application of physical and chemical agents, prescription of exercise and other procedures to maximize the patient's functional independence. -
Responsibilities
- - - - - - - - - Upon Physician referral, the Physical Therapist (PT) performs thorough examination and evaluation of patient's level of function, including evaluations for 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
- - - - - - - - - Establishes measurable goals with the patient/family based on appropriate patient care protocols and critical paths in order to meet patient needs.
- - - - - - - - - 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.
- - - - - - - - - Provides patient and caregiver education regarding treatment, precautions, and equipment use
- - - - - - - - - Participates in patient transition planning and/or patient discharge planning including recommendations to community resources to meet patient needs throughout the continuum of care. Help to coordinate patient care with other care providers such as Rehab Therapists, Nurses, Social Workers, and other community resources as related to care transition planning.
- - - - - - - - - Delegates patient care tasks and provide clinical supervision for Physical Therapist students, Rehabilitation Aides and Physical Therapist Assistants.
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  • - - - - - - - - - Bachelors, Masters or Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited program by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education -(CAPTE).
  • - - - - - - - - - Open to new graduates
  • - - - - - - - - - Previous experience as a Physical Therapist preferred
  • - - - - - - - - - Current State of CT Physical Therapy license required or active temporary license at time of hire


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    We take great care of careers.
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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.

Keywords: Hartford HealthCare, Waterbury , Physical Therapist (PT) - Acute Care (Per Diem), Healthcare , Waterbury, Connecticut

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