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- Provides physical therapy services: conducts patient diagnostic or prognostic muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability test to evaluate neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary and musculoskeletal disorders for purpose of establishing parameters of patient disability and to formulate treatment plans. Uses evaluation to establish written treatment programs based on data for individual patients, including such elements as therapeutic exercise, massage, heat, cold, light and electricity, as prescribed by Physiatrist, and in accordance with section and departmental clinical policies and procedures.
- Deliver Physiatrist/Rehab Physician Assistant’s prescriptions by administering treatment to patients to improve or restore functions, relieves pain, and prevent disability following disease, injury or loss of body part. Answer bedside rehab consults/referrals directly as appropriate and discussed beforehand with Physiatrist/ Rehab PA.
- Completes all necessary medical documentations in a timely manner for patient records and prepare daily statistics of patient management. Write discharge notes upon completion of treatment plans as required. Attends team conferences and rounds to report patient progress to attending physicians. Collaborates with patients, families, social services, etc. to plan home treatment program which may include follow-up home care.
- Assist in orientation of newly hired physical therapist to the department’s policies and procedures and functional operations. Provides clinical oversight and continuous mentoring to staff PTAs, rehab aides and volunteers. Acts and assists in clinical instruction for the student affiliation programs and will assist in completion of student clinical evaluations as required.
- Participates in departmental in-service. Participates in special projects as assigned by supervisors. May develop special therapy plans for patients unable to comprehend verbal commands or voluntarily carryout therapeutic regiment.
- Remains informed of current trends in the field by reviewing literature, data and attending conferences or continuing education programs in order to meet CME requirements.
- Performs other job related/non-related functions that may be necessary, as directed, in the direct/indirect patient care category.
- 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 entry level Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Physical Therapy.
Minimum Related Experience
- May either be a new graduate or up to three 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.
Minimum Licensing Requirements
- Registration required with NYS as a Physical Therapist.