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Dear Mr. Arcidi: I am writing to commend you on your wonderful facility here in Westborough and to thank your staff for the treatment given to my father. While visiting at our home, he fell and broke a pelvic bone. After spending four days at Worcester Medical Center, we were fortunate to have him transferred to Whittier. As residents of Westborough, we had heard nothing but positive comments about your hospital, so I was very happy you could accommodate him. He is doing quite well and showing steady improvement, physically and mentally. And what impresses us most is the wonderful staff. These folks have been so good with him - all of them, doctors, nurses, therapists, aides. They are extremely caring and sensitive.


Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough

Physical Therapist

Location: Westborough, MA - Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital

Category: Rehabilitation

Physical Therapist – Full Time 40 hours/week

Primary Responsibilities:
• Provides individualized evaluation, documentation of findings and progress, comprehensive planning and implementation of treatment plan, patient/family education and determination of rehabilitation and patient goals under the direction of a physician.
• Assesses and implements appropriate treatment plans according to patient diagnosis and status and in accordance of the Physical Therapy Code of Ethics.
• Completes documentation (e.g., initial evaluation, daily flow sheets, weekly progress notes, discharge summaries and statistics) on a timely basis.  Completes letters of justification for Durable Medical Equipment.
• Delegates appropriate duties to physical therapy assistants, aides and supportive personnel.
• Coordinates and organizes a full treatment caseload.
• Attends and reports at rehabilitation team conferences (RTC), treating team conferences (TTC) and family team conferences (FTC).
• Seeks to provide or enhance staff, patient and family education through continuing education courses/seminars and review of current relevant literature.
• Demonstrates clinical competence in all aspects of adult/geriatric and/or pediatric rehabilitation in the outpatient setting.
• May assist Clinical Manager/Clinical Specialist with consultation/peer review in specific areas of expertise as requested..

Prerequisites:
• Bachelor of Science /Master’s of Science degree in Physical Therapy from an APTA accredited college or university.
• Current licensure by the Board of Allied Health Professionals, Commonwealth of Massachusetts or application for the same.
• APTA in Massachusetts and/or New Hampshire chapter of APTA membership preferred.
• Certification in BLS of Adult, Child and Infant.
• Demonstrated pursuit of continuing education courses relative to the field of physical therapy.
• Knowledge, experience, and competency in dealing with adult rehabilitation and geriatric age group.    
• Knowledge of growth and development across the life span.

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