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Physical Therapist, Lymphedema Outpatient, Amherst

Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Lorain
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Job Description:

Physical Therapist, Lymphedema, Outpatient
Full Time
Amherst Family Health Center
Join our team at Cleveland Clinic Amherst Campus Outpatient.
Interdisciplinary team approach in the patient management of lymphedema. This position will allow the therapist to evaluate and treat a variety of lymphedema and orthopedic patients at Amherst and be part of our multidisciplinary team.
Outpatient clinic located 1959 Cooper Foster Park Rd, Lorain, OH 44053. Easy access from I-90.
No weekends or holidays

Prefer outpatient experience with Lymphedema rehabilitation.
Newly licensed considered with strong outpatient and lymphedema clinical rotations.PLEASE STATE YOUR SPECIFIC INTEREST and BACKGROUND IN YOUR COVER LETTER.Evaluates and conducts medically prescribed physical therapy or occupational therapy lymphedema treatment programs.Responsibilities:

  • Performs initial and on-going assessments of patient's condition.
  • Establishes, revises and evaluates a plan of care which is appropriate to problems identified and involves the patient/family according to their capabilities and desires.
  • Performs therapy interventions utilizing standard physical therapy techniques and skills as appropriate for the age and condition of the patient.
  • Supervises activities of physical therapy assistants, students and other support personnel.
  • Other duties as assigned.Education:
    • Bachelor's Degree or certificate required.
    • Must be a graduate of a Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy Program accredited by the American Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy Association.Certifications:
      • Current State licensure as a Physical Therapist (PT) or Occupational Therapist (OT)
      • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.Complexity of Work:
        • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
        • Must be able to work in a stressful environment.Work Experience:
          • Experience in Clinical area preferred.Physical Requirements:
            • Ability to walk and climb stairs without assistive device and to maintain balance despite sudden load in order to support patient from falling.
            • Ability to meet physical demands characterized at the heavy level defined by 1993 Leonard Matheson and Ministry of Labor.
            • Ability to lift and reach with arms sufficiently to lift patient's arm and leg during therapeutic treatment program.
            • Sensation of touch and manual dexterity to be able to palpate muscle tension or to monitor patient pulse.
            • Visual acuity to observe patient's gross and fine motor movements in order to analyze these movements and to read all patient monitors.
            • Ability to speak clearly enough to instruct patients and families.
            • Ability to hear at a conversational level to understand patient's description of symptoms and response to treatment.Personal Protective Equipment:
              • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Keywords: Cleveland Clinic, Lorain , Physical Therapist, Lymphedema Outpatient, Amherst, Healthcare , Lorain, Ohio

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