Mount Sinai Careers

Senior Physical Therapist

Elmhurst, New York
Allied Health

Job Description

Under supervision of Chief PT, Assistant Chief PT and Advanced Clinician PT provides physical therapy treatment services to hospital patients: evaluates and re-evaluates, writes treatment plans for and treats patients suffering from physical disabilities with goals of restoring function, relieving pain and preventing disability following disease, injury or loss of body part. Goal is to aid patient in reaching his/her maximum performance while learning to live effectively within the limits of capabilities. Teaches and supervises staff PT/PTAs, PT/PTA students, rehab aides, and volunteers as well as participate in patient rounds. Completes all medical documents in a timely manner and delivers direct patient care to patients of all age groups.

-Job requires completion of NYS-approved program for training of physical therapists to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of evaluation and treatments of physical and psycho-social dysfunction, orthotics, prosthetics, anatomy, neurology, physiology and kinesiology at level normally attained via Masters or Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy.

-May have at least four to seven years clinical experience. Related therapist experience, either through clinical rotations or employment, should have been preferable in a large-scale healthcare organization, in order to gain solid evaluation and treatment skills, good knowledge of therapy methods and demonstrate facility for effective interaction with interdisciplinary areas.

-Registration required with NYS as a Physical Therapist.

-Must have certification in a clinical specialty or should show strong interest in developing professional skills and expertise in one or more areas of specialization.

-Moderate computer skills required for necessary daily patient documentation as well as in participating in collection, interpretation, documentation and reporting of QA/CQI project statistics.

-Good interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with physicians, nurses, other health professionals, patients, patient’s families as well as able to communicate effectively when doing preceptorship to students.

-High level of analytical ability required to effectively evaluate clinical problems and treatment progress as well as coordinates therapy among diverse patient areas.

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.
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