Mount Sinai Careers

Physical Therapist I

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.

-Must have in-patient clinical experience. Must be proficient in acute care evaluations, treatment planning and discharge planning, via employment, preferable in a large-scale healthcare organization. Must exhibit good evaluative/ treatment skills, good knowledge of therapy methods and demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate with other interdisciplinary areas.

-Registration required with NYS as a Physical Therapist.

-Basic computer skills required for necessary daily patient documentation but having intermediate/advanced computer skills will be a plus.

-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.

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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