Physical Therapist

ID
2017-16795
Department
Rehab - TMR
Work Hours
0930-1800
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Hours Per 2-Week Pay Period
80 Hours
US-NY-Plattsburgh
Weekend Requirements
Weekends and holidays as scheduled

Overview

Completes medically prescribed Physical Therapy assessment, plans and implements treatment program, and reasseses patient status as indicated to restore function and/ or maximize ability following disease or disability. 

Responsibilities

  1. Completes thorough and accurate initial assessment and establishes appropriate plan of care for each patient as prescribed by physician. 
  2. Utilizes appropriate and accurate diagnostic/ prognostic musculoskeletal, nerve, joint, and functional ability tests.
  3. Completes Skilled Nursing Facility resident quarterly screens and MDS documentation as required. 
  4. Implements appropriate treatment utilizing modalities, manual techniques, therapeutic exercise for gross motor strength and range of motion, gait and functional mobility training, patient and family/ careperson education, and specialized intervention as indicated. 
  5. Educates patient and carepersons in use and care of therapeutic equipment:  wheelchairs, assistive devices, orthotic and prosthetic devices, etc.   
  6. Provides patient education in all areas of rehabiliation plan of care to maximize patient independence and assist in the efficiency of  the rehabilitation process. 
  7. Adapts plan of care to ensure optimal learning in patients with altered cognition or communication.
  8. Adapts plan of care as needed to ensure that patients of all age groups and cultures receive optimum benefit of treatment. 
  9. Documents initial evaluation, daily treatment, reassessment, discharge and supplementary documentation as indicated thoroughly and accurately to provide effective communication with physicians and members of the rehabilitation team
  10. Participates in multidisciplinary treatment and discharge planning.
  11. Directs and supervises Physical Therapy Assistants, Rehab Aides, students, and other support personnel as indicated by New York State licensure
  12. Communicates with medical/ allied health personnel regarding patient's progress, needs, and discharge planning.
  13. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  1. B.S. in Physical Therapy and licensure or licensure eligibility in New York State.
  2. Ability to physically treat inpatients or outpatients and complete accurate and legible documentation as per established guidelines.
  3. Ablity to qualitatively evaluate and treat all age groups and  diagnostic categories in both an inpatient and outpatient setting.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively with patients and caretakers regarding anticipated P.T. treatment plan, level of expected patient participation, and expected outcome 
  5. Ability to communicate effectively with the public and the medical/ CVPH staff as a member of the Rehabilitation team.
  6. Travel to off-site clinics/locations may be required.

 

As applicable, the individual has training/competency in attending to the special needs and/or behaviors appropriate to the age of the patients for which care is being provided.

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