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Physical Therapist - Per Diem - Acute Rehab - Princeton Medical Center (Plainsboro, NJ)

Job ID: 142496
Category: Physical/Occupational Therapy
Work Type: PER DIEM
Location: Plainsboro, NJ, United States
Date Posted: Jul 14, 2022
Work Schedule: Per Diem

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Penn Medicine Princeton Health is seeking a Physical Therapist Per Diem for the Acute Rehabilitation in Plainsboro, NJ

• The Acute Rehab Physical Therapists are responsible for assisting the persons served with medical and functional disabilities attain and restore maximum function through a patient-centered care approach. The physical therapist helps persons served accomplish treatment plan and accept therapeutic devices by administering manual exercises; instructing, encouraging, and assisting patients in performing physical activities, such as non-manual exercises, ambulatory functional activities, and daily-living activities and in using assistive and supportive devices, such as crutches, canes and prosthesis. The physical therapist collaborates with the multi-disciplinary team in order to achieve the desired outcomes defined in the individualized plan of care of every person served built by the rehabilitation physician, making revisions based upon the response to treatment of the persons served. The physical therapist aids in the implementation of rehabilitation goals and treatment strategies that are concurrent with evidence-based practice while ensuring that persons served are treated with utmost dignity, respect and sensitivity.

1. Professional Physical Therapy Services
• Confidentiality: The Physical Therapist maintains standards of confidentiality.
• Ethics: The Physical Therapist integrates ethical provisions in practice by delivering care that protects the autonomy, dignity, and rights, of persons served thereby serving as a patient advocate and reporting illegal, incompetent and impaired practices.
• Professional Practice Evaluation: The Physical Therapist evaluates one’s own practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules and regulations.
• Health Teaching/Health Promotion: The Physical Therapist provides health teaching using methods appropriate to the situation and to the persons served developmental level, learning needs, readiness and ability to learn, language preference and culture. Health teaching addresses such topics as: healthy lifestyles, risk-reducing behaviors, developmental needs, activities of daily living and preventative self-care. Physical Therapist documents the teaching provided and evaluates the effectiveness of strategies used through persons served feedback.
The Physical Therapist assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing home exercise programs; instructing patients, families, and caregivers in home exercise programs; recommending and/or providing assistive equipment; recommending outpatient or home health follow-up programs.
• Quality of Practice: The Physical Therapist systemically enhances the quality and effectiveness of occupational therapy practice by participating in Performance Improvement activities and using the results to initiate creative and innovative changes in occupational therapy practice and in the healthcare delivery system.
• Education: The Physical Therapist demonstrates a commitment to lifelong learning through self-identification of learning needs, by participating in ongoing educational activities, and by seeking experiences that reflect current practice in order to maintain skills and competence. The Physical therapist maintains her own records that provide evidence of competency and lifelong learning.
The Physical Therapist possesses the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to meet patients’ physical, psychological and social needs with those growth and development levels/patient populations served within the department.
The Physical Therapist participates in unit compliance as related to established standards; and accepts other duties and projects as assigned.


    • Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy - required

    Related Work Experience
    • Two (2) to four (4) years working as an Physical Therapist - preferred

    • Licensed in the state of NJ as an Physical Therapist - required
    • Basic Life Saving (BLS) certification - required

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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