Staff Physical Therapist - Per Diem

Conducts patient initial evaluations, re-evaluations, and treatments in a proficient, professional, thorough, and timely manner.  Develops an effective P.O.C. and discharge plan based on these findings while establishing measurable/functional short and long. 

*   Responsible for preparing functional, objective, complete and timely documentation of any patient. Completing necessary  charge slips and properly documenting treatment on in and out patient tracking forms.

*   Treats patients with respect, compassion and understanding, and aids in the care and safety of patients at all times.

*   Practices physical therapy consistent with their job description APTA code of ethics and  standards of practice.

*   Knowledgeable of all treatment modalities, mechanics, indications and contraindications and able to utilize all modalities in a proficient and safe manner.

*   Utilizes effective techniques in applying manual techniques, stretching and strengthening exercises and all exercise equipment.

*   Maintains a patient treatment schedule consistent with the needs of the PM&R Division and performs evaluations in the proper sequence.

*   Conducts a proper review of patients' medical records prior to treatments, and when possible speaking to the assigned nurse/medical resident, while assuring confidentiality of all information and records.

*   Educates patients and their families in the safe and effective performance of gait/transfers/ambulation, use of ambulatory devices, PM&R equipment; formulates a daily HEP, written and verbal, based on identified  

    learning needs and evaluates effectiveness

*   Conducts Q.I./P.I. Activities as directed by their supervisor or PM&R Director, accurately, completely and in a timely fashion.

*   Demonstrates ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful conditions; has initiative and can be counted on for day-to-day activities and performs other duties as required or requested by their supervisors.

*   Communicates effectively with patients and inter and intra departmental staff and communicates unaffected findings to MD/RN/PM&R Director, Physical Therapist Supervisor as appropriate.

*   Utilizes safe and effective body mechanics in having patients perform ambulation,  transfers; bed level activities and exercise.

*   Insures PM&R equipment and modalities are properly functioning, clean and in good condition.

*   Treats patients of all ages (e.g. neonates, infants, children, adolescents, adults, geriatrics, elderly, ages 0 - 120 years, race, creed, gender and disabilities without bias or prejudice.

*   Performs all other duties as required.

Position Requirements

 This position requires a minimum formal education of High School Diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 3 years job-related experience.

Desired (not required) criteria include:  The three year minimum experience level can be waived  when a particular P.T. is known to us as a per diem staff member and demonstrated a convincingly  proficient ability to perform the job.

Physical Therapy New York State License 

A) Graduate of accredited Physical Therapy Program.   B) Must be eligible for State

Please send your resume to rsavidge@wyckoffhospital.org and bfregjaj@wyckoffhospital.org