Completes medically prescribed rehabilitation therapy, evaluates, plans and implements treatment program, and reassesses patient status as indicated to restore function and/or maximize ability following disease or disability. Provides mentorship and education/in-servicing to less experienced therapists (minimum of one in-service per year). Assists therapy staff in daily operations, i.e., prioritizing patient caseload, utilizing support personnel, assists the department with program development and physician relationships, etc.
For PT Hand Therapist – Directs and supervises Physical Therapy Assistants, Rehab Aides, students, and other support personnel as indicated by NYS licensure.
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.