Posted on: June 7, 2021
The Physical Therapist is responsible for the planning,
provision and coordination of physical therapy to patients in a
home setting in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and
- Carries out the Agency's mission, philosophy, goals and
objectives within guidelines of Agency policy and position
- Interprets and implements the Agency's philosophy to staff and
members of the community.
- Performs initial and ongoing physical therapy evaluation
according to APTA standards of practice and New York State Law and
Rehabilitation Department guidelines.
- Provides physical therapy services for the patient, as ordered
by the physician.
- Develops a plan of care for the patient, in collaboration with
the nurse, identifying short and long term goals and patient and
- Intervenes in the restorative health care plan upon a request
for evaluation and treatment of a physical disability and submits
written initial evaluation for inclusion in patients record.
- Performs clinical tests to discover functional limitations and
the potential for restoration and develops a plan of care with
restorative and maintenance goals to meet identified needs.
- Applies physical therapy procedures to achieve identified
goals, (i.e., therapeutic exercises, functional training).
- Instructs patient, family and other health team personnel in
the use of assistive modalities and appropriate physical therapy
- Observes, records and reports to the physician and the nurse,
the patients reaction to treatment and any changes in the patients
- Works with the health team to shorten the patient's recovery
from illness and incorporates the management of residual
- Re-evaluates patients periodically to determine progress and
documents appropriately; every 60 days provides a written summary
and evaluation report for the physician and the record and every
120 days a reassessment of the patient.
- Maintains communication with physician and other personnel
involved in the patients care, through written reports, attendance
at meetings and confirmed telephone calls.
- Submits timely clinical records on the patient with the type of
treatment given, modality used and patients response.
- Fits assistive devices for self care and ambulation; trains
patient in the use of devices and inspects for function.
- Participates in in-service training programs for all
- Performs other related duties as required.
- Participates in evaluating overall position performance, goal
setting and achievement, and performance improvement plan.
- Graduate from a physical therapy program approved by the
American Physical Therapy Association of the Council on Medical
Education of the American Medical Association.
- A minimum of two years general physical therapy experience with
current home health, medical, surgical or critical care experience.
Possess and maintain good physical stamina and mental health,
including satisfactory health clearance as required by New York
State regulations and Agency policy.
- A current New York State license to practice as a Physical
Therapist. Current Drivers License, required insurance and car
available for work as required.
- Good organizational, observation, communication and judgment
skills. Is self-directed with ability to work with supervisor. Is
flexible and cooperative in fulfilling role obligations
Keywords: Archcare, Yonkers , Physical Therapist, Other , Valhalla, New York
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