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Northeast Center for Rehabilitation & Brain Injury
  • Part Time
  • Immediately
  • 300 Grant Avenue, Lake Katrine, NY 12449
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Physical Therapist

Northeast Center for Rehabilitation and Brain Injury is a one-of-a-kind rehabilitation and community re-entry facility in Lake Katrine, NY (near Kingston, NY), specializing in:

* Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)    * Neurobehavioral Disorders    * Ventilator Care and Ventilator Weaning

We are the largest brain injury treatment program in the world. We are a facility where talented people are given the opportunity to use their special skills and be creative. We are looking for a PER DIEM Physical Therapist. 

PHYSICAL THERAPIST
The primary purpose of your position is to plan, organize, develop and direct Physical Therapy Services in accordance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations, and as may be directed by the administrator, to assure that the highest degree of quality resident care can be maintained at all times.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to;
Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct physical therapy, as well as its programs and activities, in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the long-term facility.
Meet with administration, medical and nursing staff, as well as other related departments in planning therapy services.
Develop and maintain physical therapy standards.
Assist in standardizing the methods in which physical therapy will be accomplished.
Maintain a reference library of written therapy material, laws, etc., necessary for complying with current standards and regulations, and that will provide assistance in maintaining quality resident care.
Review physical therapy policies, procedures, manuals, job descriptions, etc., at least annually, and participate in making recommended changes.
Interpret physical therapy policies and procedures to personnel, residents, family members, etc., as necessary.
Participate in discharge planning, development and implementation of resident care plans, resident assessments, etc., as necessary.
Assist the Quality Assessment & Assurance Committee in developing and implementing appropriate plans of action to correct identified deficiencies.
Assume the authority, responsibility and accountability of directing the physical therapy services.
Maintain a current file of resident’s treated.
Maintain treatment records, resident files, and progress notes ad required.
Work with the facility’s consultants as necessary and implement recommended changes as required.
Ensure business office receives charges for therapy rendered to residents.
Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the administrator, as necessary/required, concerning the operation of the physical therapy department.
Maintain an adequate liaison with families and residents.
Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc., as necessary.
Others as deemed necessary and appropriate, or as may be directed by the administrator.
Assist the administrator and/or personnel director in the recruitment and selection of competent physical therapy personnel.
Provide guidance and training for new and/or less experienced personnel.
Maintain an excellent working relationship with the medical profession and other health related facilities and organizations.
Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the department.
Meet with and solicit advice from other department supervisors concerning physical therapy, assist in identifying and correcting problem areas and/or the improvement of services.
Report exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials and hazardous chemicals in accordance with the facility’s policies and procedures governing accidents and incidents.
Review request for music therapy and physician’s orders
Interview resident to determine type of treatment and schedule therapy.
Select rehabilitative and therapeutic activities and exercised based on medical and social history of residents.
Evaluate type of therapy most desirable after consulting with physician.
Participate in the development and implementation of resident assessments (MDS) and care plans, including quarterly reviews.
Brief resident of procedures involved in physical therapy and prepares necessary equipment.
Assist in transporting resident to and from physical therapy room/area.
Demonstrate to residents and staff personnel, as necessary, the procedures involved in the treatment process.
Perform physical therapy in resident room as necessary.
Reassure resident before and after therapy treatment.
Prepare resident for treatment by dress/position and administer physical therapy in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Instruct and supervise resident during therapy.
Assist residents in ambulatory training as necessary.
Recommend modifications and changes in the resident’s therapy treatment as indicated.
Ensure that all therapist notes are informative and descriptive of the care provided and of the resident’s response to the care.
Requirements 
Must possess an Degree from an accredited academic program conferring the title of Registered Physical Therapist.
1 year of experience in a therapist capacity in a hospital, skilled nursing facility, or other related medical facility is preferred. Must have training in rehabilitative and restorative therapy practices. Must be licensed by the State of New York.
Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as a Registered Physical Therapist in this state.
 

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