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Physical Therapist

Date Posted: 9/13/17
Job Number: 9198
City, State: Rochester, New York
Country: United States
Pay Rate:
Category: Medical
Term: Direct Hire
Physical Therapist

Rochester, NY
Full-Time, Direct hire with benefits

Monday - Friday 7:30-4:00

Job Description
  • Provides physical therapeutic services for the purpose of enhancing quality of life and integration into the community for people with disabilities. 
  • Plans therapy programs, directs and assists individuals in exercises and use of wheelchairs and other devices, and evaluates patient progress.
  • Provides individuals with physical therapy sessions; including gross motor exercise programs, training and monitoring use of ambulation aids, braces, prosthetics, wheelchairs, etc
  • Plans physical therapy program for neuromusculoskeletal patients, as prescribed by physician, including posture, gait, range of motion, muscle testing, sensory testing, specific extremity and spinal segmental motion, biomechanical analysis of functional activities, orthotic analysis (if trained), ergonomic analysis, and other relevant assessments
  • Administers appropriate physical agents given physicians' protocols, patients' medical histories, and therapist's knowledge of indications and contra-indications, including electrotherapy, sound energy, heat/cold therapy, hydrotherapy, and JOBST compression
  • Directs and aids patient in active and passive exercises, muscle reeducation, and gait and functional training, utilizing pulleys and weights, steps, and inclined surfaces
  • Performs manual physical therapy techniques, including soft tissue mobilization, extremity and joint mobilization, medical exercise therapy, myofascial release, and craniosacral therapy
  • Performs therapeutic exercise, with and without equipment
  • Adapts conventional physical therapy techniques to meet the needs of patients unable to comprehend verbal commands or voluntarily carry out a regime of therapeutic exercises; educates parents and family members
  • Provides a full range of evaluations including range of motion, gross motor, ambulation, braces, shoes, accessibility, post-trauma, post-surgery, and post amputation
  • Interacts with treatment team to provide necessary information to primary physician, other medical or mental health providers, parents/guardians or residential staff
  •  Provides ambulation transfer guidelines as needed for the day program and occasionally the individuals' residence
  • Completes wheelchair letters of medical justification as needed and in collaboration with the vendor and Day Services OT and/or PT
  • Provides training to staff as requested
  • Provides direct supervision to intern students and ensures effective relationships with local college PT departments
  •  Keeps accurate documentation in personal records, diagnostic assessment reports, individual plans of treatment and ongoing treatment notes regarding recommended service
  • Orders and/or repairs adaptive equipment and wheelchairs in a cost effective manner as needed or requested
  • Maintains proper inventory and monitors use of adaptive equipment
Education & Experience

Licensed and registered with the NYS Department of Education as a Physical Therapist. 
One year of experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities preferred. 
Strong New Grad will be considered.

Required Skills
Current NYS license as a Physical Therapist.
Must have access to timely and reliable transportation to transport self to multiple sites.

To apply for this job please email or
call 1-585-387-0323. Please reference the Job Number "9198" when inquiring about this job.

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