The VA Maine Healthcare System is seeking one full-time Physical Therapist for the Sensory & Physical Rehab Medicine Service. Duties include but are not limited to: A successful candidate provides Physical Therapy for patients with physical and/or functional disabilities limiting independence in self-care and living skill. Independently plans, develops, and implements Physical Therapy services including patient care, staff in-servicing and clinical education. Evaluates and treats patients with multiple medical problems involving physical, psychosocial, and cognitive disabilities. Evaluates and treats patients appropriate to diagnosis and age. Applies highly specialized Physical Therapy skills, concepts, and rehabilitative techniques to meet complex treatment objectives for patients whose illness is acute, critical, and/or chronic. Has advance training in the discipline of Physical Therapy through continuing education with certification, continuing education, specialized experience, and/or general experience in direct patient care Provides direct patient care as assigned delivering Physical Therapy services according to program requirements. Screens patients for Physical Therapy services for appropriateness, types of services and rehabilitation potential. Independently develops and implements Physical Therapy treatment using clinical judgment to modify the treatment as a result of changing medical conditions. Evaluates a wide range of patients with complex disabilities to determine level of function using standardized and non-standardized tests. Measures, fits and instructs patients for the use of complex adaptive equipment, assistive devices, functional mobility aids, and splints/braces. Assists multidisciplinary medical team in coordination of patient's treatment and discharge planning. Considers the age and disabilities of patients when designing treatment plans. Communicates with patients, families, treatment team members, and other Medical Center personnel and associates in the community to provide comprehensive services. Utilizes aides, students, and volunteers to implement Physical Therapy services. Safely and effectively uses equipment required for patient care using hospital policies and procedures, including appropriate cleaning and disinfection of reusable medical equipment. Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 4:300 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.