Express Employment Professionals – Mohawk Valley, NY | 118 Columbia Street, Suite 103 The Landmarc Building Utica, NY 13502

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Registered Physical Therapist

POSITION SUMMARY

The Registered Physical Therapist is responsible to evaluate and assess program participants, educate individuals and team members, complete required documentation, communicate with other health care professionals on the program participants’ IP/IEP, assist with departmental maintenance and supplies, participate in Agency activities, assist in orientation to the department and assist with equipment adaptation.

 ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Activities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Evaluate and assess individuals on an ongoing basis and implement appropriate treatment and goals based upon the evaluation.
  • Educate individuals and/or team members about findings of the evaluation, established treatment plans, methods of treatment, and if possible, the individual’s prognosis.
  • Educate team members about on-going services, injury prevention, range of motion, positioning and any other areas within the scope of physical therapy.
  • Complete all required documentation according to program regulations.
  • Communicate with other health care professionals relating to all aspects of the Individual Program Plan (IPP)/Individual Education Plan (IEP).
  • Assist with departmental maintenance and supplies.
  • Participate in activities as part of the treatment team that may include meetings, trainings and committees.
  • Assist in orienting students, volunteers, and new therapists within the program; provide supervision for therapy assistants as required.
  • Provides assessment, fabrication, modification, and repair of adaptive equipment, as needed.
    • Adhere to mandatory abuse reporting laws and HIPPA requirements.
    • Establish a work environment that creates positive communication between supervisors and employees and assimilates new employees to the Agency’s culture, values and mission.
  • Ensure compliance with all pertinent government and agency regulations and operating standards.
  • QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy plus NYS registration license.
  • 1 – 3 years of related experience.
  • Basic Computer Skills (Windows, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Word, Excel).
  • This position has regular and substantial unsupervised or unrestricted physical contact with individuals receiving services and is required by law to be fingerprinted for a criminal history record check under OPWDD (Office of People with Developmental Disabilities) or OCFS (Office of Children and Family Services).
  • Travel is required. Must have a valid NYS Driver’s License.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances are warranted.  WORK

 

  • ENVIRONMENT/HAZARD 

 

  • Job related tasks involve exposure to blood, body fluids, tissue or the potential for skin or mucous membrane contact from spills or splashes of these substances. May have exposure to unpredictable individuals and situations when working at Upstate Cerebral Palsy sites.OSHA Exposure Category I 

 

  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  •  Certain deadlines and unanticipated developments may require work during evenings, weekends.
  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear and must have fluency in the English language.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, sit and walk and must be able to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time.      
  • Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine, scanner, computer printer, etc.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising work-flow and efficiency.

 Shift – Days, Sauquoit, Utica

Express Employment Professionals is an Equal Opportunity Employer