Archcare Physical Therapy Coordinator in Bronx, New York

Responsible for providing comprehensive assessment and occupational therapy treatment and coordination of 24 hour care for to PACE participants as part of the PACE interdisciplinary team. Plans organizes and conducts a comprehensive program of individual and group occupational therapy services to enable participants to achieve optimal levels of independent functioning and improve or restore functions which have been impaired, reduced or permanently lost due to illness or injury. Works under general supervision.

Essential Functions


Conducts initial face-to-face physical therapy assessment of participants. Determines participant rehabilitative potential and needs for ongoing maintenance therapy, and recommends courses of action for treatment plan. Communicates with other physical therapists as needed to coordinate appropriate follow up of physical therapy plan in the home. Conducts reassessments as required.


Develops and implements the physical therapy care plan to promote, restore or maintain the participant’s optimum level of functioning, ensuring integration into the interdisciplinary team plan of care.


Monitors effectiveness and outcomes regularly and keeps the team informed as to participant progress and level of independence.


Documents changes in the participant’s condition and details care provided by completing all required PACE documentation and ensuring compliance to program standards and policies.


Monitors participant progress and outcomes through assessment of care provided, including need for revision to treatment plan. Coordinates with other members of the interdisciplinary team to ensure that the comprehensive plan of care is followed and revised as needed.


Travels 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.


Assists patients with therapeutic interventions , 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, orthotics, prosthetics, and exercise/strengthening equipment.


Provides care in accordance with Agency policies, practices, procedures and standards, including professional practice standards of care, which may require standing, stooping, sitting, crouching, twisting, reaching, bending and stretching to deliver patient care.


Provides individual therapy for participants as needed or prescribed in the care plan to increase or maintain strength, range of motion, coordination, endurance and/or dexterity in the upper extremities.


Carries out accepted principles and practices of physical therapy for prevention of deformities and functional decline, and support improved function whenever possible.


Constructs or arranges for orthotic, prosthetics and adaptive equipment as needed.


Works with other therapists and Nutrition Activities PACE Center Manager to create and oversee group exercise, and or other programs that can be coordinated by the Day Care staff for appropriate participants


Counsels and provides expert resource to patient/caregivers/family by providing education/consultation for related patient care issues, including referrals within and outside of ARCHCARE SENIOR LIFE as necessary.


Evaluates the need for equipment by assessing patient’s function and safety. Identifies the need for devices such as durable medical equipment (DME), orders equipment and instructs patient/caregivers/family members in its safe use.


Manages assigned caseload . provides physical therapy services to participants as per plan of care


Assumes responsibility for continued professional growth through attendance/participation in conferences, training and continued education.


Participates in PACE and ARCHCARE SENIOR LIFE meetings including but not limited to, interdisciplinary team meetings, family meetings, staff meetings, in-service and training programs, rehab services meetings and Quality Improvement activities.


Maintains flexibility in schedule and responds to unexpected emergencies and changes in workload in order to fulfill responsibilities.


Participates in special projects and performs other duties, as needed.


Meet a standardized set of competencies for the specific position description established by the PACE organization and approved by CMS before working independently


Provides treatment to increase skills including bed mobility, ambulation, balance, stair climing, and transfer ability.

Formal Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience: 1 year

License, Registration, and / or Certification Requirement: Yes

Minimum Knowledge: Requires a broad knowledge of a highly technical or professional field. Requires highly complex conceptual thinking.

Language Ability: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

Education Requirements


Bachelor’s degree

Education Desired


Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from a program approved by the New York Department of education


Graduate Certificate in Physical Therapy from a college or university whose program is registered by the State education department or accredited by a national accreditation agency.

Experience Desired


Minimum of one-year experience as an Physical Therapist. One year of experience with frail elderly population in acute, long term care, or community based setting


Have 1 year of experience with a frail or elderly population

License Requirements


Current license and registration to practice as an Physical Therapist in the State of New York. Registered with the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Skill Requirements


Accountable/Results Oriented Customer Focus Adaptability/Flexibility Planning/Problem Solving Communication Successful performance on Competency Checklist for area of clinical expertise

ID: 2016-9415

Street: ArchCare Senior Life-SVDP

Shift Start Time: 8:30 AM

Shift End Time: 5:00 PM

Hours: 37.5