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Physical Therapy Assistant

Overview

Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit community-based health system. VNSNY provides a comprehensive array of home- and community-based programs, including health plans, tailored to the needs of high-risk, vulnerable New Yorkers, improving their quality of life. Each day,more than 18,000 VNSNY employees — including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, dieticians, other allied professionals, and paraprofessionals — deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources tomore than35,000 patients, helping them to live the best lives possible.

Responsibilities

Provides Physical Therapy interventions to designated patients under the supervision of a Physical Therapist. Assist in monitoring patient progress through observations and follows up with supervising therapist. Works under PT supervision as required under NY State Education law.

Licensure: New York State Certification as Physical Therapist Assistant, required. Valid drivers license may be required, as determined by operational/regional needs.

Education: Associates Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant from a New York State approved program, or whose educational credentials have been approved equivalent by New York State, required. Experience: Minimum of two years expereince in clinical patient care (as per NY State Education Law), required. Bilingual skills may be required, as determined by operational needs required. Basic PC skills preferred.

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