University of Rochester staff Physical Therapist - 226927 in Rochester, New York
staff Physical Therapist Job ID 226927
Strong Memorial Hospital
Full/Part Time Full-TimeFavorite Job
Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Physical Therapy SMH
8 AM-7 PM; WKNDS/HOL
GENERAL PURPOSE:Aids patients to correct and/or adjust to disabilities by selecting, adapting and using appropriate physical therapy procedures, following physician's orders, or operating independently under New York State direct access statute. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Evaluates the patients' functional abilities and disabilities by tests, observations and information provided by family members, physician, nursing staff and others.
Plans a program of patient treatment related to diagnosis, prognosis, emotional needs or problems, patient's environment, etc. working from physician's order.
Instructs and counsel patients and family in the use of equipment and techniques. Evaluates home facilities and suggests need adaptations and resources in preparation for patient discharge.
Recommends, obtains and instructs on the use of adaptive and assistive devices. Ensures appropriate safety practices and maintenance of equipment.
Determines types and frequencies of therapies. Provides treatments using a variety of procedures and therapies. Recommends modifications of program as needed to physician.
Maintains required patient and department records.
Keeps abreast of issues and changes in the field by reading and attending professional meetings and seminars.
Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy required; Master's or Doctoral degree preferred. Completed relevant clinical education in a comparable setting required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Basic foundational knowledge of Physical Therapy Practice required. Licensed in New York State.