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Physical Therapist ($3,000 Sign on bonus)

Overview

Provides physical therapy to VNSNY home care patients through comprehensive assessment. Develops and implements a plan of care consistent with the Agency’s goals and Rehabilitation department policies and procedures.


Responsibilities

$3,000 Sign on bonus for Bronx hires.

  • Conducts comprehensive assessment of patients by determining patient needs, develops courses of action including treatment plan and outcomes and implements the home physical therapy care plan

  • Maintains patient records by completing all required VNSNY documentation and ensuring compliance to Agency standards and policies

  • Monitors patient progress through assessment of care provided, including need for revision to treatment plan, outcomes and discharge plan as appropriate

  • Counsels caregivers and family by providing education and consultation for related patent care issues, including referrals within and outside of VNSNY as necessary

  • Assists patients with therapeutic interventions and activities of daily living, which may require positioning, moving, transferring and lifting patients of varying body sizes and physical conditions, with and without assistance and as

    appropriate, instructing, demonstrating and verifying capabilities of family members and/or paraprofessionals. Ability to use and assist patient with use durable medical equipment as a component of the plan of care, including but not limited to wheelchairs, patient transfer lifts, ambulatory devices, slings, splints, orthoses, prostheses, and exercise/strengthening equipment

  • ravels to patients’ homes and/or other facilities with varying environments (e.g., elevated buildings, walk-ups, care facilities, single/multiple family homes, presence of pets, etc.) using approved transportation options to deliver direct

    care to the patient

  CA2019


Qualifications
  • New York State License and current registration in Physical Therapy required.  Valid driver's license may be required, as determined by operational/regional needs

  • Masters or Bachelors Degree in Physical Therapy, or entry level Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from a program approved by the New York State Department of Education

    required

  •  Minimum of one year physical therapy experience or successful completion of the probationary period as a VNSNY Rehab Intern preferred. Basic PC skills preferred.  Bilingual skills may be required, as determined by

    operational needs.


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