Lifetime Care Physical Therapist Eastern Wayne County in Newark, New York


Provides physician ordered physical therapy services, which include assessment, planning, developing, and implementing an individualized patient therapy plan. Coordinates the physical therapy plan with the interdisciplinary team care plan. Essential Responsibilities/Accountabilities: 1. Provide physician ordered physical therapy services. 2. Assure orders are renewed, per schedule, or as patient’s response to current orders change. 3. Is responsible for completing, in a timely manner, all documentation including initial assessment, visit notes, renewal orders, verbal orders, and discharge summaries. 4. Identify patient short/long term goals in terms of functional outcomes. Reflect progress or lack of goal achievement in all charting. Confer with physician and/or interdisciplinary team regarding patient response to therapy. 5. Evaluate home environment for changes needed to increase patient’s independence. Recommend equipment and assistive devices (ramps, bathroom aides, adaptive wheelchair) as appropriate. 6. Instruct the patient and caregivers in therapeutic exercise, which may be used to improve the patient’s functional status. 7. Provide gait evaluation and ambulating training. Select and instruct in the use of various assistive devices (orthotic appliance, crutches, walker, cane, etc.). 8. Treat patient’s physical deficits using clinically accepted therapeutic exercises. Specify technique used in the plan of care. 9. Evaluate and instruct patient and caregivers in safe transfers (bed, chair, commode, etc.) using appropriate body mechanics and equipment (sliding board, hoyer lift, trapeze, bath bench, etc.). 10. Attend scheduled interdisciplinary staff meetings and actively participate in treatment planning. 11. Participate in committees and program development, as indicated. 12. Consistently demonstrates high standards of integrity by supporting the Lifetime Healthcare Companies’ mission and values and adhering to the Corporate Code of Conduct. 13. Maintains high regard for member privacy in accordance with the corporate privacy policies and procedures. 14. Regular and reliable attendance is required

Requirements 1. BS or MS degree from an accredited Physical Therapy school with current NYS licensure. 2. Minimum of 1 year experience in an acute care facility and/or an acute intermediate rehabilitation facility. 3. New therapists or new to homecare will be placed in the lower level of this job. Level two is meant for those with considerable homecare experience and demonstrated higher level of competence. 4. Possession of a valid NYS motor vehicle operator’s license. 5. Pre-employment physical examination and an annual health assessment as require by New York State Health Department.

Physical Requirements

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Requisition Number: 16-1222

Post Date: 10/12/2016

Title: Physical Therapist Eastern Wayne County

Job Type: Full Time

City: Newark

State: NY