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Physical Therapist

Location: Sharon, Connecticut US


Requisition Number: 9195

Position Title:

External Description:

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations.

We are seeking a dynamic physical therapist to join our multidisciplinary team. The main responsibility will be to provide individualized outpatient evaluations and treatment to a variety of patients and diagnoses. Advanced skills with orthopedics and manual therapy are preferred. The therapist will also support the inpatient population as needed. We are looking for someone to join out exceptional team!


1.Review and evaluate patients’ medical history and perform a thorough systematic evaluation

2.Formulate and execute a skilled therapeutic treatment plan

3.Consult with appropriate medical professionals as necessary

4.Document evaluations, reevaluations, progress reports and daily visits following APTA and CMS guidelines and requirements

5.Continue to pursue continuing education to grow professionally

6.Mentor new therapists

7.Participate in community activities that align with the department and hospital goals


Job Title: Physical Therapist Supervised by: Director of Rehabilitation Svcs

Job Summary: Responsible for evaluation, planning, directing and administering physical therapy modalities of treatment as prescribed by a licensed physician. Administers treatments and physical agents as prescribed by a referring physician in an effort to restore function and prevent disability following injury, disease or physical disability. Assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities. The staff therapist coordinates, delegates and supervises responsibilities assigned to supportive staff (RCNA, PTA, PTLA, etc.). The staff therapist participates in operational aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities. Provides input in formulating budget, assists in evaluating department performance versus budget controls and takes appropriate action to remain in budget guidelines. Ensures that patient changes are accurate and entered on a timely basis. Participates in all infection control, departmental equipment training, organizational safety and fire safety programs.

Birth to 1 year 6 years to 12 years x 30 years to 60 years x
1 year to 3 years 12 years to 18 years x 60+ years x
3 years to 6 years 18 years to 30 years x No direct patient care:

EX = Exceptional CP = Competent NI = Needs Improvement
Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas: EX CP NI
1. Responsible for direction of the Physical Therapy Department certified staff, including Physical Therapy Assistants and Physical Therapy Aides and Restorative CNAs. 2 1 0
2. Ability to observe and evaluate treatment effect, recommends change to physician as needed. 2 1 0
3. Ability to perform an appropriate assessment on all patients as related to the therapy requested and provided and reassessments as per policy. This includes neonate, pediatric, adolescent, geriatric patients and the general patient population. 2 1 0
4. Able to assess patient pain interfering with optimal level of function or participation in rehabilitation - makes appropriate physician contact for intervention. 2 1 0
5. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors. 2 1 0
6. Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate. 2 1 0
7. Demonstrates knowledge of physical therapy modalities. 2 1 0
8. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. 2 1 0
9. Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Maintains department cleanliness and safety. 2 1 0
10. Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care. 2 1 0
11. Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff and administrative team. 2 1 0
12. Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients’ needs are met and hospital policy is followed. 2 1 0
13. Maintains records pertinent to personnel and operation of the department. 2 1 0
14. Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations. 2 1 0
15. Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments. 2 1 0
16. Consults other departments as appropriate to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities. 2 1 0
17. Documentation meets current standards and policies. 2 1 0
18. Assists with orientation and in-service training for certified department staff members, participates in guidance and educational programs. 2 1 0
19. Provides evaluation of certified staff including interviewing, hiring, evaluating and termination 2 1 0
20. Uses the principles of AIDET in every customer encounter 2 1 0
21. Completes other duties as assigned and required. 2 1 0
Sub Total Section I

It is our responsibility to treat all of our customers (patients, families, physicians, co-workers, and outside contacts) with courtesy, dignity, respect and professionalism. The following is an assessment of your performance relative to each of these expectations.
Welcome and/or greet customers in a professional, polite and respectful way. Assists customers with finding their way. Makes eye contact; introduces self and explains purpose, when appropriate.
Assists people with finding proper resources for problem resolution.
Listens carefully; does not interrupt; gives people full attention.
Respects privacy and dignity. Respects individual and cultural differences
Uses a professional and respectful tone. Does not make disparaging remarks about others.
Respects other people’s time and priorities.
Discusses confidential or sensitive information about customers, employees, or hospital business only with those having a valid need to know, and does so privately, never in public places.
Responds in a timely manner to requests for help. Responds to customers’ needs and provides prompt service. Provides a time frame for providing services and explains any delays. If unable to provide service, finds someone who can assist.
Adapts easily when plans or situations change. Supportive of and appropriately responsive to change.
Invites questions and comments
Communicates with clarity and professionalism both orally and in writing.
Keeps people informed while resolving issues or getting answers to questions.
Takes responsibility for improving processes and systems; looks for new and better ways of doing things
Participates openly, honestly shares opinions, and looks for new and better ways of doing things. Demonstrates a willingness to accept assignments in a positive manner
Maintains positive working relationships with co-workers and all customers. Works as a member of the team; performs duties in a way that makes it easier for others to perform theirs.
Avoids personal conversations with co-workers when providing patient care or other customer service. Demonstrates a professional attitude toward co-workers and customers.
Makes no inappropriate or negative comment about patients, co-workers, physicians, and any aspect of Sharon Hospital while in the presence or within hearing of an internal or external customer. Does not initiate conflict and takes measures to ensure that conflict does not occur.
Demonstrates pride in Sharon Hospital by keeping areas clean and safe. Limits eating, drinking and smoking to designated areas and only during approved times.
Complies with organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
Demonstrates ongoing responsibility and commitment to the job through attendance and punctuality in relation to stated work hours.
Accepts responsibility for the outcome of decisions. Learns from criticism, is open to new ideas and makes appropriate changes.
Follows professional telephone guidelines.
Behavioral Requirements (OVERALL)
2=Exceptional, 1=Competent, 0=Needs Improvement 2 1 0
Comments: (Please provide specific examples)


A = Acceptable NOA = Not Acceptable NA = Not Applicable

Professional Requirements: A NOA NA
Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.
Completes annual education requirements.
Maintains regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and Joint Commission regulations.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled.
Wears identification while on duty.
Attends annual review and performs departmental inservices.
Attends committee meetings, as appropriate.
Resolves personnel concerns at the departmental level, utilizing the appropriate process as required.
Ensures compliance with policies and procedures regarding department operations, fire, safety and infection control.
Performs Other duties as assigned or requested

Regulatory Requirements:
• Current State of Connecticut Physical Therapy Licensure, graduate of an approved school of Physical Therapy or graduate of accredited college or university with a certificate in Physical Therapy.
• 3 or more years of previous experience in all aspects of physical therapy preferable.
• Current BCLS certification.
Language Skills:
• Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.
• Additional languages preferred.
• Strong written and verbal skills.
• Basic computer knowledge.
• Knowledge of physical medicine, physical therapy modalities, anatomy and physiology
• Knowledge of physical therapy machine operation, maintenance and repairs of same.
Physical Demands:
• For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising client care.

Location: Sharon-Sharon Hospital 50 Hospital Hill Road

Work Type: Full-Time

Standard Hours: 40.00

FTE: 1.000000

Work Schedule: DAY 1

Work Shift: M, W, F (8-5:30), T/TH (9:30 - 7)

Org Unit: 1280

Department: Physical Therapy

Exempt: Yes

Grade: S11

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.


City: Sharon

State: Connecticut

Community / Marketing Title: Physical Therapist

Company Profile:

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health. The new health system was created to provide communities across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care.

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Location_formattedLocationLong: Sharon, Connecticut US

Job Number: 39429