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Physical Therapist, Per Diem

Company: Apple Rehab West Haven
Location: West Haven
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Apple Rehab West Haven - Apple Rehab West Haven is a 90 bed facility at 308 Savin Ave. in West Haven. Apple Rehab West Haven has a large community following where we have many returning residents who appreciate the care they are given and the family atmosphere they experience here with our long standing staff of many years. We see ourselves as a team for the good of our residents. We have a talented Therapy department which also draws resident from our community. Join us and be part of our team.
Come grow with us!
Are you ready to work for a company that is uniquely different; an organization that is committed to your personal and professional growth? Then come join the team at Apple Rehab, one of Connecticut's leading providers of short term rehabilitation and skilled nursing care. We are currently seeking Temp Nurse--------s Assistants to join our team!
The Apple Rehab Difference
What distinguishes Apple Rehab? We think it is our philosophy of Better Life, which operates on the premise that each patient and staff member is a special individual with unique thoughts, ideas and experiences. It is the quality of the relationships between our staff and patients that make Apple Rehab a better place to live and work. Apple Rehab is a best-in-class provider of short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing services. We seek to attract and retain the best employees; in turn we offer a competitive salary and first-rate benefits including medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, and life insurance as well as paid time off, 401(k) and much more.
Job Title: Physical Therapist
Job Description/Qualifications
Position Summary
Physical Therapists (PTs) provides a variety of medical services to help individuals who have been injured or physically affected by illness to recover or improve function. A physical therapist must be able to evaluate a patient's condition and devise a customized physical rehabilitation and treatment plan. The PTs' goal is to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability, in order to maximize quality of life.
Position Responsibilities
Physical Therapists provide care to patients based on the application of scientific physical therapy principles. Responsibilities of the Physical Therapist include (but are not limited to): -


  • Plans and administers medically prescribed physical therapy treatment for patients suffering from injuries, or muscle, nerve, joint and bone diseases, to restore function, relieve pain, and prevent disability
  • Reviews physicians referral (prescription) and patients condition and medical records to determine physical therapy treatment required
  • Tests and measures patients strength, motor development, sensory perception, functional capacity, and respiratory and circulatory efficiency, and records findings to develop or revise treatment programs
  • Plans and prepares written treatment program based on evaluation of patient data
  • Administers manual exercises to improve and maintain function
  • Instructs, motivates, and assists patient to perform various physical activities, such as non-manual exercises, ambulatory functional activities, daily-living activities, and in use of assistant and supportive devices, such as crutches, canes, and prostheses
  • Administers treatments involving application of physical agents, using equipment, such as hydrotherapy tanks and whirlpool baths, moist packs, ultraviolet and infrared lamps, and ultrasound machines
  • Evaluates effects of treatment at various stages and adjusts treatments to achieve maximum
  • Administers massage
  • Administers traction to relieve pain
  • Records treatment, response, and progress in patients chart or enters information into computer.
  • Instructs patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home.
  • Confers with physician and other practitioners to obtain additional patient information, suggest revisions in treatment program, and integrate physical therapy treatment with other aspects of patients health care.
  • Orients, instructs, and directs work activities of assistants and aides.
  • Uphold HIPAA regulations
  • Punctual and dependent for assigned/confirmed shifts

    Physical Requirements

    • Ability to lift fifty (50) pounds. Moving, lifting or transferring of patients may involve lifting of up to
    • 100 pounds.
    • Ability to stand for extended periods
    • Fine motor skills
    • Visual acuity

      Required Qualifications:

      • Graduate of an accredited PT program
      • Current PT license, in good standing with the State licensing board
      • Minimum of one (1) year PT experience, in corresponding setting
      • Federal-, State- and GHR-required credentials current and on file

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Keywords: Apple Rehab West Haven, West Haven , Physical Therapist, Per Diem, Healthcare , West Haven, Connecticut

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