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at Mercy Health System of Maine

Posted: 6/11/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1025492

Job Description


The Aroostook Medical Center

Physical Therapy ARG

Casual Part Time (TAMC)




Contact: Gina Ritchie

GENERAL DESCRIPTION/STATEMENT: Agraduate staff physical therapist is responsible for applying physical therapypractice while providing skilled physical therapy services to patientsthroughout A.R. Gould Hospital's acute care floors, Aroostook Continuing CareMars Hill skilled nursing floors, long term care floors, outpatients. Physicaltherapy means the evaluation, treatment and instruction of human beings todetect, assess, prevent, correct, alleviate and limit physical disability,bodily malfunction and pain from injury, disease and any other bodilycondition; the administration, interpretation and evaluation of tests andmeasurements of bodily functions and structures for the purpose of treatmentplanning; the planning, administration, evaluation and modification oftreatment and instruction; and the use of physical agents and procedures,activities and devices for preventive and therapeutic purposes; and theprovision of consultative, educational and other advisory services for thepurpose of reducing the incidence and severity of physical disability, bodilymalfunction and pain. S/he will have demonstrated adequacy of being prepared toprovide these services through the rigorous academic training of an accreditedPhysical Therapy school, having successfully completed clinical training ataccredited sites. Receive approval of your application from the State ofMaine and complete the supervisor affidavit. These professionals areexpected to see patients and use their professional and clinical judgment in allaspects of care, from critical care patients to general outpatient care. S/hemust demonstrate the ability to multi task and provide the highest quality ofcare to our patients, while recognizing the value and dignity of the individual.


1. Assesses patient'sfunctional deficits, plans treatment and implements treatment in an appropriatemanner in compliance with standards of professional practice.

2. Clinically examine, diagnose, and then prevent or treat conditions thatlimit the body's ability to move and function in daily life.

3. Participates inrecruitment of new therapists.

4. Attends appropriateteam meetings and communicates/collaborates with other team members,individuals, family members or caregivers.

5. Terminates treatmentwhen maximal benefits have been attained as well as developing appropriatedischarge plans.

6. Maintains records anddocumentation as required by practice setting, third party payers andregulatory agencies. Ensuring all notes are co-signed by licensedphysical therapist named on supervisor affidavit.

7. Schedules andprioritizes own workload.

8. Monitors ownperformance and identifies own supervisory needs

9. Functions according tothe American Physical Therapy Association Code of Ethics and Standards ofPractice of the profession.

10. Supervise support staff.

11. Licensed physical therapistas named on supervisor affidavit must be present within same facility.

OTHERRESPONSIBILITIES: Performs other work-relatedduties as assigned.

AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENTS: Monday through Friday approximatehours 8-4:30, weekend rotation to cover acutecare clients.


1. A masters or a clinical doctorate degree is required from an accreditedphysical therapy program

2. Must have received approvalfor the examination application from the Board of Examiners in Physical Therapy and be approved to work as a graduate physical therapist under thesupervision of a licensed Physical Therapist on staff.

3.BLSis required within the first week of employment. Employees must maintain CPRcertification throughout employment when in a clinical position.

4. De-escalation and workplaceviolence training will be completed at hire prior to release from orientation


1. Sitting. 1-3 hours/day.

2. Standing. 4-7 hours/day.

3. Walking. 1-3 hours/day

4. Lifting. 50 or more lbs. with good body mechanics.

5. Twisting. Frequent.

6. Bending. Frequent.

7. Squatting/Kneeling. 1-3 hours/day.

8. Endurance. Heavy 7-9 METS.

9. Wrist Position.Extensive radial &ulna deviation.

10. Pinching. Frequent.

11. Hand/Wrist Repetitions. Frequent.

12. Manual Dexterity. Frequent fine motor skills required.

13. Either Handedness. 70%-100% of job cycle time.

14. Both Handed nesses. 70%-100% of job cycle time.

15. Sight. Requirescorrected 20/20 near vision and minimal far vision.

16. Hearing. Can hearwhispered voice at eight (8) feet (FAA class II).

17. Speech. Frequent clearspeaking ability required.

18. Exposure to Infection. Moderate.


1. High/Low Temperature. Work environment 70 - 80 F.

2. Noise. Slight,occasionally fairly loud sounds.

3. Working with Others. Close association is frequent and compromises a major portion of the job.

4. Confined Spaces or Cramped Body Positions.Work in cramped positions/confined spaces (up to 2-3 hours per week).

5. Body Injuries. Slight likelihood of significant traumatic injury - deep cuts, fractures orpermanent disabling injuries.

6. Moving Objects. Slight likelihood of significant injury from moving objects.

7. Toxic Conditions. Slight likelihood of exposure to toxic conditions.

8. Working with Others. Great, association is frequent and comprises major portion of the job.

9. Role Ambiguity. Slight, rarely is it not clear what others expect of the worker.


1. Problem-SolvingSkills. A high level of problem-solving skills required.

2. Judgment/Assessment.Continuously assesses situations and determines corrective actions needed.

3. Supervision.Supervises support staff and must perform functions involved with supervisionof employees in the department.

4. Reading/Comprehension.Must be able to read and comprehend greater than Grade 12th level of instructions.

5. Math/Arithmetic.Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, divide, perform fractions, andcalculate percentages.


1. Composure Under Working Conditions(including demanding, and/or rude, resi­dents/staff/visitors). Mustremain calm and exercise self-control inworking relation­ships with patients,staff, and visitors.

2. Coping Skills for Stresses Associated with Illness, Disability, Dying and/or Death. Works directly with persons who are or may become ill, disabled, or dying on aregular basis; may be present at the deathbed; must possess skills to cope withstresses associated with illness, disability, dying, and death.


1. Willingness to workcooperatively is necessary.

2. Strong public relationsand customer satisfaction motivation.