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Physical Therapist

Richie McFarland Children's Center

Mission:  The Richie McFarland Children’s Center (RMCC) is an early childhood program whose purpose is to help young children reach their full developmental potential and to support their families through that process. 

Vision:  We envision a community in which all children enter school ready to learn, in which their families feel competent in supporting their children’s growth and development, and feel confident in their role as advocates for their children.


Functions / Duties:

Essential functions of this position include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Maintain and uphold the confidentiality standards for each child, family and program served by Richie McFarland Children’s Center.
  2. Possess general knowledge of typical and atypical child development, as well as family-centered care, possess in-depth knowledge of the field of physical therapy and possess the ability to work within a transdisciplinary model.
  3. Participate in eligibility evaluations and developmental assessments and provide timely and accurate write up of activities which include but are not limited to: Gross and fine motor skills; orthopedic alignment and positioning; therapeutic handling and movement; adaptive equipment; mobility and functional abilities.                
  4. Consult to family, staff, and/or related team members around gross motor, functional mobility, adaptive equipment concerns when appropriate.
  5. Participate in the Individual Family Support Plan (IFSP) process around gross motor and sensory goals, objectives and strategies.
  6. Provide direct intervention in accordance with the IFSP through both individual and group interventions at the center and in the community, including home visiting.
  7. Appropriately maintain and manage a child’s behavior to ensure his/her safety.
  8. Provide appropriate documentation for all direct service, consultation, and family, staff, and/or related team member activities.
  9. Provide timely and appropriate input to family, staff, and/or related team members around equipment needs, appropriate toys, activities, etc. which will optimize a child’s acquisition of fine and gross motor skills.
  10. Informally assess family/caregiver learning style and provide information and/or feedback in a manner most meaningful for that family.
  11. Participate in a transdisciplinary approach with other team members for comprehensive services for children.
  12. Demonstrate knowledge and ability to work with insurance companies and primary care physicians to advocate for the child and family to meet identified needs.
  13. Participate in quality assurance initiatives that include program development and evaluation efforts.
  14. Practice universal precautions.
  15. Maintain knowledge of and practice within the guidelines as set forth by the agency.
  16. All other duties as required.
Requirements:
  • A master's degree or doctorate in physical therapy from an accredited college or university.  
  • Maintenance of a New Hampshire State license.
  • Membership in the APTA is desired.
  • Maintain valid CPR and First Aid Certification for Infant/ Child.
  • Maintain valid driver’s license and auto insurance coverage of an inspected and registered vehicle.
  • Basic computer skills:  word processing, data entry, email and internet use.
  • Possess an NPI number; credentialed through CAQH; and willingness to become an in-network provider for various insurance companies.  
Responsibilities:

To provide family-centered, transdisciplinary early intervention services (evaluation, assessment, direct services, and consultation and service coordination) for infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their families. These services, utilizing best practices based in sound research, are provided through a team approach and are primarily home and community-based. 

How to Apply:

Competetive salary and benefit package.  PLease send a cover letter and resume to the attention of the Executive Director at info@richiemcfarland.org.  For details, please call 778-8193.

Job Location:

Stratham

Date Added: October 23, 2017

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