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Children's Hospital Boston Physical Therapist I, Lexington in Boston, Massachusetts

74815BRJob Posting Title:Physical Therapist I, LexingtonDepartment:Patient Services-Physical TherapyAutoReqId:74815BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Posting Category:RehabilitationJob Posting Description:This Physical Therapist I – Lexington will be responsible for:

  • Performing complex diagnostic evaluations upon referral and by departmental and professional guidelines and standards. Verifying appropriateness of referral, contacting provider as necessary. Reviewing patient medical history/record and selecting, administering, and interpreting standardized and non-standardized tests and measurements to assess patients’ functional status related to cardiopulmonary, developmental, musculoskeletal, neurological, and sensorimotor function. Integrating knowledge into clinical decisions and recommendations.

  • Developing and implementing individualized patient treatment programs. Establishing treatment goals and administering appropriate physical therapy procedures and modalities. Preparing discharge plans and home treatment programs. Providing education to patients and families. Monitoring treatment outcomes, modifying programs as needed and communicating recommendations to physicians and other providers.

  • Recommending orthotics, adaptive/assistive equipment, and technology for patients with complex, rare, or multiple dysfunctions. Integrates knowledge into clinical decision-making to meet specific treatment objectives. Liaison with equipment designers and vendors regarding equipment specifications and patient needs. Training patients, families, and caretakers in the use/operation of prescribed orthotics/equipment, monitors and evaluates effectiveness, and initiates modifications as needed.

  • Recording assessments, diagnoses, and treatment inpatient medical records according to established documentation standards. Prepares reports, correspondence, referrals, and other materials for schools, providers, payers, and others as needed. Assigning standardized billing codes and corresponding charges required for reimbursement.

  • Identifying and developing clinical knowledge and skills through participation in professional organizations, attending continuing education programs, peer review, and other related internal and external resources. Sharing knowledge gained from professional development activities with the department.

  • Attending and contributing to team meetings, patient care rounds and other interdisciplinary forums and provides physical therapy consultation to physicians, outpatient clinics, and others as requested.

  • Participating in unit and department quality improvement programs. Collecting and organizing data and assisting in preparing recommendations to improve efficiency and quality of service delivery.

  • Serving as a clinical instructor in a departmental student externship program upon completing eligibility requirements. Planning learning objectives and arranges related clinical experiences. Monitoring performance, providing guidance and feedback, and preparing and conducting student evaluations.

  • May participate in departmental training and staff development programs. May supervise assigned direct reports, including physical therapist assistants (PTA) or rehab aides.

To qualify, you must have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy and at least one to two years of previous PT experience.

  • MA PT licensure required, pediatric experience preferred

New hires are eligible for a $5,000 sign on bonus! Free Parking!

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including flexible schedules, affordable health, vision, and dental insurance, child care and student loan subsidies, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition and specific License and Certification Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes. Experience the benefits of passion and teamwork.

Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular Remote Eligibility :Part Remote/Hybrid