Physical Therapy Resident

Job Description

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The Mount Sinai Neurologic Residency is a full time, 13 month program with a strong focus on Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury.  There will be rotations including Acute Care, Inpatient Rehabilitation, and Outpatient.  The majority of the time will be spent on the Inpatient Rehab Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury units.  Time will also be allocated for exposure to research and innovation in the Abilities Research Center.  Residents will be prepared to take the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialist Certification in Neurology exam following completion of the program.

The residency provides over 150 hours of one-on-one clinical mentoring from faculty who are experts in the field.  Residents will participate in 26 webinars and an online Journal Club from the Neuroconsortium.  This will be in addition to opportunities to participate in a variety of educational rounds provided within Mount Sinai Hospital.

The Physical Therapist Resident is a Physical Therapist enrolled in an residency training program in candidacy status by the ABPTRFE (American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education). This individual performs initial examinations and provides physical therapy intervention to a specialized patient population. S/he works under the mentorship of Physical Therapy Faculty. The clinician will work in multiple practice settings (inpatient and outpatient) to meet requirements as set forth by the Description of Residency Practice.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Performs initial examinations, establishes appropriate goals, plans and implements treatment interventions, performs timely re-examinations and modifies goals and treatment interventions accordingly. Coordinates with other disciplines when indicated.
2. Completes patient care documentation requirements in a timely manner, i.e., initial examinations, progress notes, monthly summaries and discharge summaries.
3. Provides education and training to patients, family members, and/or caregivers as appropriate.
4. Recommends appropriate durable medical equipment in coordination with appropriate team members. Writes letters of medical necessity when indicated.
5. Participates in discharge planning, makes recommendations for continued physical therapy and provides home exercise programs when appropriate.
6. Collaborates with Faculty/Mentor on patient care, research, projects, and educational opportunities.
7. Attends grand rounds, educational conferences, webinars and didactic learning experiences.
8. Participates in related community outreach activities.
9. Meets all requirements as set forth by the MSH Residency Program, including quizzes and written/live examinations.
10. Must adhere to all MSH policies and procedures.


Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy
New York State License or New York State Permit

Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy program

For more information on our program, please see our website:

If you are interested in applying to the residency program, you may apply through the Residency and Fellowship Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (RF-PTCAS): 


Who We Are:

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.

 Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

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.

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.

We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care.

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