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Physical Therapist - Per Diem for weekend coverage
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Northern Westchester Hospital | Staten Island, NY
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Job Description

Job Description

As a Physical Therapist you will evaluate and treat patients with disabilities, injuries, and/or diseases using physical, chemical and mechanical means in accordance with the written and signed prescription and/or referral of a state licensed physician or authorized practitioner. Maintain medical records for each patient.

Responsibilities Include:

* Interprets and executes physical therapy orders.
* Screens and assesses patients based on diagnosis and age to develop an individualized plan of care.
* Discusses findings and collaborates with patients/family on the establishment of goals.
* Implements creative treatment techniques based upon patient age, interest, education level, social history and cultural and spiritual needs.
* Monitors patient response to treatment and changes plan, as needed.
* Develops goals to support performance in the home and community environment.
* Teaches specific techniques and procedures to patient, family and/or hospital personnel.
* Monitors treatment environment for safety and housekeeping according to policy and procedures.
* Considers psychosocial aspects of care.
* Terminates services when maximum benefit is received and formulates follow up plan when indicated.
* Provides in-service education to staff and other health care personnel; and clinical education to entry level and level II students.
* Documents care and maintain records, as required.
* Schedules and prioritized workload to meet productivity standards and deadlines.


* Occasional exertion in excess of 100 lbs. force; frequent exertion in excess of 50 lbs force; and consistent exertion in excess of 20 lbs. force.
* Consistent balancing, stooping, kneeling, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, and lifting performed in combination
* Consistent use of fine and gross motor bilateral hand dexterity.


* Bachelors Degree in Physical Therapy, required. Masters Degree or Clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy, preferred.
* Current New York State license or New York State limited permit.
* Minimum of one (1) year related experience in an acute rehabilitation setting with Bachelors Degree, required. No experience required with Masters Degree.

About Northern Westchester Hospital

Northern Westchester Hospital, a 233-bed facility serving northern Westchester, Putnam and southern Dutchess Counties in New York and parts of Fairfield County, Connecticut since 1916, has long been recognized as one of the region’s premier health care providers. NWH is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and is affiliated with Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill-Cornell Medical College. These relationships offer our patients access to a wide range of advanced expertise, research and clinical trials in their own community. NWH is also one of four members of the Stellaris Health Network, which helps achieve operating efficiencies that enable member hospitals to enhance delivery of high quality healthcare services. Come join our team We will be proud to have you as part of our team because: * We strive for clinical and service excellence in all that we do * We know that caring for our staff is as important as caring for our patients * We care about our employees and their career development * We offer opportunities to grow professionally and personally This is where you'll want to stay.