Physical Therapist - Bronx, New York United States - 20286

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Job #: 20286
Title: Physical Therapist
Job Location: Bronx, New York - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: $70,000.00 - $90,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Other Compensation: Benefits
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
any
Relocation Paid?: Negotiable

WHY IS THIS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY?


PHYSICAL THERAPIST

DIRECT HIRE

FULL TIME

RIVERDALE, NEW YORK


The Physical Therapist evaluates and treats residents, under orders from a physician, through the use of a variety of therapeutic procedures designed to restore loss of muscle strength, coordination and body alignment, to relieve pain and to improve movement and function. The Physical Therapist participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing support and information within the area of Physical Therapy.

 

Responsibilities
1.  Review available resident information and evaluate the impact of this information on the assessment and treatment process.

2.  Conduct and document a thorough functional assessment of the resident, utilizing standardized procedures. Assessment of home/vocational and equipment needs.

3.  Develop and implement an individualized treatment plan based on resident needs and containing achievable functional goals.

4.  Comply with evaluation, treatment and documentation guidelines and consistently maintain timely and accurate department records.

5.  Instruct Assistants in treatment procedures to be utilized and provide close supervision while such staff members are working with residents.

6.  Enter a progress note in the resident record following each treatment session.

7.  Revise treatment plans, as needed, throughout the treatment process. Physical Therapist

8.  Document the course of treatment in a clear concise discharge summary utilizing a prescribed format.

9.  Orient residents to program services and treatment procedures appropriate to their needs. Inform residents of any potential risk during any procedures.

10. Work with nursing staff, resident and families to maximize resident's use of functional abilities.

11. Instruct residents and family/other caregiver about exercise programs and therapeutic procedures to be continued by the resident at home following treatment.

12. Assist in the referral process when a resident requires additional services following discharge. Maintain current knowledge of community resources.

13. Attend and participate in, or provide information for rehabilitation team conferences regarding resident progress, problems or needs.

14. Attend and participate in other department/facility meetings, as required.


About the Area:

Riverdale is a beautiful residential neighborhood in the northwest portion of the Bronx, a borough in New York City. There are numerous brooks, streams, parks and meadows in the hilly landscape with an original forest. It covers 3 square miles and affording it views of the Empire State Building, G.W. Bridge, Hudson River and N.J. Palisades. Yonkers borders the north while the Hudson River borders the west. There are three top tier private schools: Horace Mann, Riverdale Country and Fieldston that are all members of the Ivy Preparatory School League and two Roman Catholic colleges: College of Mount Saint Vincent and Manhattan College. 

JOB DESCRIPTION

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

DIRECT HIRE

FULL TIME

RIVERDALE, NEW YORK


The Physical Therapist evaluates and treats residents, under orders from a physician, through the use of a variety of therapeutic procedures designed to restore loss of muscle strength, coordination and body alignment, to relieve pain and to improve movement and function. The Physical Therapist participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing support and information within the area of Physical Therapy.

 

Responsibilities
1.  Review available resident information and evaluate the impact of this information on the assessment and treatment process.

2.  Conduct and document a thorough functional assessment of the resident, utilizing standardized procedures. Assessment of home/vocational and equipment needs.

3.  Develop and implement an individualized treatment plan based on resident needs and containing achievable functional goals.

4.  Comply with evaluation, treatment and documentation guidelines and consistently maintain timely and accurate department records.

5.  Instruct Assistants in treatment procedures to be utilized and provide close supervision while such staff members are working with residents.

6.  Enter a progress note in the resident record following each treatment session.

7.  Revise treatment plans, as needed, throughout the treatment process. Physical Therapist

8.  Document the course of treatment in a clear concise discharge summary utilizing a prescribed format.

9.  Orient residents to program services and treatment procedures appropriate to their needs. Inform residents of any potential risk during any procedures.

10. Work with nursing staff, resident and families to maximize resident's use of functional abilities.

11. Instruct residents and family/other caregiver about exercise programs and therapeutic procedures to be continued by the resident at home following treatment.

12. Assist in the referral process when a resident requires additional services following discharge. Maintain current knowledge of community resources.

13. Attend and participate in, or provide information for rehabilitation team conferences regarding resident progress, problems or needs.

14. Attend and participate in other department/facility meetings, as required.


About the Area:

Riverdale is a beautiful residential neighborhood in the northwest portion of the Bronx, a borough in New York City. There are numerous brooks, streams, parks and meadows in the hilly landscape with an original forest. It covers 3 square miles and affording it views of the Empire State Building, G.W. Bridge, Hudson River and N.J. Palisades. Yonkers borders the north while the Hudson River borders the west. There are three top tier private schools: Horace Mann, Riverdale Country and Fieldston that are all members of the Ivy Preparatory School League and two Roman Catholic colleges: College of Mount Saint Vincent and Manhattan College. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications
1.  Bachelor/Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy.  

2.  Current license in the state of practice.  

3.  Prefer supervision, training and/or experience in a setting serving the same age/type of resident population served by this facility.  

4.  Certification, if applicable, and demonstrated competency in identified areas of specialization.  

5.  Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

6.  Demonstrated competency in applying the principles, methods, materials and equipment used in physical therapy.  

7.  Ability to assess resident needs and develop and implement a comprehensive plan of care.  

8.  Knowledge of accreditation standards and compliance requirements.  

Education:
University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree