Team-oriented Physical Therapist Needed in Geriatrics/Senior Care
Full Time - Harrisburg
Senior LIFE is an innovative home and community based Medicare and Medicaid funded program which provides all-inclusive healthcare services and support to seniors living in the community. Senior LIFE makes it possible for seniors to remain at home, enjoying the comfort and reassurance of familiar surroundings while receiving the care they need. Senior LIFE staff live the mission of the program. Our team is committed to partnering with our seniors to remain at home through promoting open communication and shared decision making while providing excellent care and services.
The complete scope of PT tasks will fall under the supervision and oversight of the Physical Therapist who will develop, implement, and assess all therapy-based initiatives, in alignment with individualized and group care plans. This role requires direct care as well as the need for strategic, analytical, and creative thinking and the ability to inspire others to excel. Core responsibilities include:
As a core participants in members’ care, the Physical Therapist is expected to be an active stakeholder on interdisciplinary teams, working in tandem with physicians, nurses, dieticians, occupational therapists and other caregivers to provide meaningful updates, recommendations, timelines and other essential information that best steers ongoing Plans of Care. The ability to work well in a team environment, strong communication skills, and versatility are all essential traits Senior LIFE looks for in a Physical Therapist, as is a genuine desire to aid an elderly community.
All applicants must be licensed to practice physical therapy in Pennsylvania, plus a relevant degree from an accredited college or university and at least one year of experience working specifically with an elderly/geriatric population. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate strong clinical competency and the ability to troubleshoot diverse circumstances. A valid Pennsylvania driver’s license is also required.