Licensed, or license eligible to practice physical therapy in the
State of New York. Certifications: BLS certification required
through the RQI system during clinical orientation.
Experience: Minimum: New graduate
considered. Preferred: One to two years of experience.
Other: Minimum: Demonstrated ability to handle
confidential information with discretion and ability to deal with
the public in a professional and courteous manner. Ability to meet
deadlines, manage multiple priorities and enhance the spirit of
teamwork through effective role modeling. Excellent interpersonal,
communication and organization skills. Computer literacy Preferred:
Experience with Microsoft Office products and electronic medical
Customer Focus: Demonstrates behaviors
consistent with the Healing Environment principles of being
professional, communicating effectively and attending to the
environment. This is evidenced by work behavior which ensures
safety, promotes dignity, respect, well being, and exemplifies
Population Specific Requirements: The staff member must
demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care
appropriate to the age of the patients/customers served on his or
her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the
principles of growth and development of the life span and possess
the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's/customer’s
status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify
each patient's/customer’s requirements relative to his or her
age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed by pediatric,
adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient group.
Summary: Under the direction of the Rehab leadership, prepares
and carries out treatment plans that adhere to all policy and
procedures of the facility and department. Maintains accurate and
complete records, daily scheduling, and billing. Works
collaboratively with PTA to delegate and oversee
Essential Job Functions:
Performs functionally based evaluations and establishes
measurable time based goals. Selects appropriate
treatment programs, monitors patient status, and communicates
information appropriately. Establishes and conducts all patient
care programs according to guidelines established in policy &
procedure manual. Encourages direct patient and/or family
involvement in program planning & goal setting.
Completes all documentation (including contracted services) as
stated in contracts or policy and procedure manual. Actively
participates in providing the patient and other appropriate
individuals with therapy information or training necessary to
assure continuity in patient care.
Communicates effectively with patients, physicians, visitors,
volunteers, students, and other health care personnel in a manner
that conveys professionalism. Attends and actively participates in
patient care, departmental and organization meetings in a manner
that demonstrates a cooperative and positive attitude. Fosters
collaboration with Rehab department to achieve patient
goals/objectives. Actively supports and participates in
the customer oriented team approach.
Demonstrates an ability and willingness to individualize the
approach to a patient regardless of patient's personality,
disability, or psycho-social needs (i.e., patient fears, concerns,
or changes in life styles). Modifies the treatment program to best
suit the needs of the patient.