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Physical Therapist -Life Geisinger

JOB TITLE: Physical Therapist -Life Geisinger
LOCATION: Life Geisinger Lewistown
DEPARTMENT: Life Geisinger
WORK SCHEDULE: Days
WORK TYPE: Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:
As part of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT), the Physical Therapist promotes and maintains the physical mobility and well being for participants both in the Center and at home if needed. Conducts assessment, treatment, teaching and counseling. Trains personal care and restorative aides to support restorative care plans.
Reports to the Center Manager, LIFE GeisingerTM, Geisinger Diversified Services.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Current knowledge of geriatric issues and best practices. Good judgment, problem solving and team work required.
Individual should be skilled in establishing and maintaining effective and positive relationships with participants, family caregivers, and other IDT members.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Graduate of American Physical Therapy Association approved Curriculum with a Bachelor's of Science, Master's of Science, Doctorate (DPT) or Certificate in Physical Therapy required.
Must be licensed or eligible for licensure by the State Board of Physical Therapy for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Thorough working knowledge of operation and maintenance of physical therapy equipment required.
Two years experience as a Physical Therapist required with at least one-year experience in clinical practice with the frail elderly. Interest and experience working on an interdisciplinary team required.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Performs medium duty work with sporadic heavy lifting, as this is a direct patient care position. Must be able to climb (especially stairs and ramps) and guard/assist patients while climbing stairs/ramps. Other physical abilities that are imperative include balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, handling, fingering, talking and
hearing. Must have good depth perception to adequately perform the described.
The physical and mental demands of this position can be high, with varied care needs of participants in the management of frail seniors in a community setting. Frequently required to manage many details within a distracting environment. Must be able to handle crisis situations calmly.
_The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job._
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION : We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org , or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/geisingerhealth , Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/geisingerhealth/ , LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/geisingerhealth .
Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.

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