Staff Physical Therapist

Rochester, NY


General Purpose:

Aids patients to correct and/or adjust to disabilities by selecting, adapting and using appropriate physical therapy procedures, following physician's orders; and participates in the University's teaching program.

Specific Responsibilities:

Plans a program of patient treatment, related to diagnosis, prognosis, emotional needs or problems, patient's environment, etc., working from physician's general or specific order:

Evaluates the patient's functional abilities and disabilities; applies or directs application of various measures and tests.

Obtains supportive information from other sources, e.g., family members, nursing staff, etc.

Determines types and frequencies of therapies.

Recommends to physician, others involved, modification of program as needed.

Provides treatments, using a variety of procedures and therapies.

May work with and give task supervision to 1 or more physical therapy aides.

Recommends, obtains and instructs in the use of adaptive and assistive devices.

Instructs patient and family in use of equipment and techniques and counsels to ensure understanding and acceptance.

Assures appropriate safety practices and maintenance of equipment.

Assists in planning for the patient's discharge from the hospital:

Evaluates home facilities; suggests needed adaptations.

Reviews pertinent details of the case with outside agency representatives.

Assists in directing, guiding and evaluating clinical experience of medical and paramedical students assigned to unit, including affiliating physical therapy students.

Maintains all required records and summaries.

Keeps current in the field by reading, attendance at selected professional meetings and seminars, etc.

Performs other related duties as requested or assigned.


Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy, or Bachelor's with certificate in Physical Therapy (usually 5 years). Master's in same or related field desirable. New York State license originally issued prior to 2015. For those graduates of 2015 or later, a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy is required in addition to a New York State license. Recent graduates must apply for a temporary New York State license once employed; when working on a temporary license there must be a supervising licensed PT employed at SMH. May work on a temporary license for up to one year.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 75,650 - $ 98,342 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Full/Part Time: TAR
Opening: Time as Reported Grade 051 Physical Therapy SMH