Under supervision of Chief Physical Therapist, serves as lead physical therapist and assists in supervising staff therapists in their delivery of clinical care. Write treatment plans for and treat patients suffering from physical disabilities with goals of restoring function, relieving pain, and preventing disability following disease, injury or loss of body part. Teach residents/staff/therapist students; participate in patient rounds. Perform CQI/administrative functions. Deliver patient care to patients of all groups 85% of the time. As well as provide physical therapy treatment services to hospital patients: evaluates and re-evaluates.
- 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 Master’s or Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy.
- Must have at least five years clinical experience and well as supervisory/administrative duties primarily in the inpatient area. Related therapist experience, either through clinical rotations or employment, should have been preferable in 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/license required with New York State as a Physical Therapist.
- Must have one to two certifications in a clinical specialty or should show strong interest in developing professional skills and expertise in two or more areas of specialization.
- Intermediate and/or Advanced computer skills required for necessary daily patient documentation as well as assisting in gathering data for the QA/CQI project statistics.
- High level of analytical ability required to effectively evaluating clinical problems and treatment progress and coordinates therapy among diverse patient areas.
- Good interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with physicians, nurses, other health professionals, patients, patients’ families, and must be able to communicate effectively when a precept to students.
- Manual dexterity required for adept manipulation and fabrication of adaptive equipment; physical strength necessary for lifting and proper handling or positioning of patients or for moving of equipment.
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