Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Staff Physical Therapist.
In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for evaluation and implementation of comprehensive medically prescribed physical therapy treatment to an assigned musculoskeletal patient population. Assists the clinical supervisor in organizing unit activities as well as in clinical mentoring of both staff and students
Initial Assessment and Evaluation of Physical Therapy needs for specifically assigned patient populations - Reviews medical chart to ascertain important medical information and clarifies referral/Treatment orders if necessary for unfamiliar diagnosis. Selects appropriate assessment tools and methods in order to accurately determine the patients status for developing optimal treatment plan. Demonstrates effective clinical decision making and implements changes/adaptations to the Treatment Plan when appropriate.
Implements Treatment Plans and Protocol according to current professional and health system standards. Establishes achievable and appropriate treatment goals with patient and family. Considers a variety of validated treatment approaches and rationales for achievement of patient goals. Selects appropriate technical aids/assistive devices and correctly refers patients to other clinical services to achieve stated program/team treatment goals. Assesses educational needs of patient, families, and implements a variety of methods for patient/family education and training during rehabilitation process.
Completes all required documentation for patient care and reimbursement. Completes and plans all required documentation in medical chart as required by Department guidelines and JACHO/CARF requirements. Clinical Documentation is through and completes using appropriate medical and clinical terminology. Accurately records all treatment given including completion of the daily treatment record.
Participates in Clinical Education of Fieldwork students and other professional educational endeavors. Teaches and supervises assigned students in the appropriate techniques, skills and procedures. Demonstrates a genuine interest in assisting students in enhancing their knowledge and skill levels. Encourages positive learning experiences for Career Opportunity Students and other Non Fieldwork students.
Responsible for certain level of patient care productivity as indicated by individual Unit Procedures. Demonstrates the ability to provide expected patient contact as indicated by productivity reports and patient contact analysis.
Demonstrates continued proficiency in skills required to treat assigned patient population.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have:
Current license/registration to practice in NY state
Minimum of 2 years’ direct orthopedic hand experience
Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) or intent to sit for when eligible.
Competent performance as reported on performance review forms
Evidence of flexibility in responding to change
Good communication and interpersonal skills as demonstrated by an ability to communicate with others: peers, MD’s, students, administrators and staff
Previous relevant experience working with the orthopedic patient population
Evidence of continuing education in topics related to orthopedic hand population
Required Licenses: Phys Thrpst License-NYS
Preferred Qualifications: PT in Physical Therapy preferred
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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