Chelsea Jewish Lifecare
  • Chelsea, MA, USA
  • $40-$45
  • Hourly
  • Per Diem

Physical Therapist- Leonard Florence Center for Living

Per diem, weekend positions

The Leonard Florence Center for Living sets the stage for a model of care far removed from traditional nursing homes. It is not only the first urban Green House skilled nursing facility in the country, but it also has the remarkable distinction of showcasing three homes dedicated to caring for individuals living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) and multiple sclerosis (M.S.). Residents who are completely immobilized are able to control the lights, turn on the TV, open doors and raise window shades just by using their eyes. In addition, there are three homes dedicated to short-term rehabilitation and four homes dedicated to long-term care for seniors. Named after the late Chelsea-born philanthropist Leonard Florence, The prevailing goal of the Leonard Florence Center was to create a "real" home that provides exceptional care, but also supports those seeking to redefine the worth and meaning of late life and those living with debilitating diseases.

POSITION SUMMARY:

To provide and direct Physical Therapy services to residents to include assessment and treatment, development and implementation of programs, and related professional in-services as directed by AVIV in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility, and as may be directed by the Administrator, to assure that the rehabilitation needs of the resident are met/maintained on an individual basis, and to act as a role model for others in the facility. These duties are performed under the direction of physician's orders.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from an accredited program
  • Successful completion of National Certification Examination for Registered Physical Therapist
  • Current state licensure
  • Ability to exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects, equipment and/or residents.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, bend or crouch regularly
  • Must be able to use hands to manipulate tools, equipment, or controls
  • Must be able to reach with hands and arms, balance, lift and perform medium to maximum transfer assists with residents
  • Must have visual and hearing acuity sufficient enough to assess resident safety and ability members

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides Physical Therapy services to residents and initiates referrals when appropriate
  • Conduct screenings of residents as directed by the Director of Rehabilitation to determine need for intervention/treatment
  • Evaluates residents to obtain data necessary for treatment planning and implementation. Conducts specialized evaluations as indicated.
  • Interprets and communicates evaluation findings to residents, family, and other team members
  • Establishes individual resident schedules in conjunction with other team members
  • Develops, coordinates and implements treatment plans
  • Documents results of resident's assessment, treatment, follow-up, and termination of services
  • Consistently demonstrates sound judgement in the evaluation, planning, implementation and follow-up of resident therapy programs
  • Complies with all Infection Control, Universal Precautions and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional
  • Performs other job duties as assigned
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