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Corning, NY

Physical Therapist

Rehabilitation Specialist -

  • Competitive Compensation, based on qualifications
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Potential for a sign-on bonus up to $15,000.
  • Direct Employment
  • Day Shift Position
  • Full-Time Employment
  • Join an exceptional team of Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Work for a leading healthcare facility's rehabilitation clinic in New York State.
  • Location: Corning, NY (Finger Lakes Region)

Position Summary:

  • Responsible for delivering a comprehensive range of rehabilitation services, including assessment, treatment planning, and therapeutic interventions in a collaborative environment that aligns with the qualifications, professional standards, and ethical guidelines of the role. The Rehabilitation Specialist will also contribute to program development, quality improvement, problem-solving, and productivity enhancement within an interdisciplinary setting.

Education, License & Certifications:

  • The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of a four-year Bachelor's degree from an accredited program (or equivalent from a foreign institution).
  • Current licensure in the state of practice is required.
  • Current BLS Certification is mandatory.

Experience:

  • Experience/education in working with individuals of all ages and diverse backgrounds to assist in their rehabilitation process.

Essential Functions:

1. Effectively communicate and maintain a professional demeanor when interacting with patients, families, clients, colleagues, and other stakeholders.

2. Perform initial assessments using appropriate tools and adaptive equipment/materials based on the patient's age and developmental stage. Ensure the assessment is documented accurately in the medical records, following established policies and procedures. Record data in the appropriate sections.

3. Develop personalized treatment plans with clear and measurable short-term and long-term goals directly related to the patient's functional deficits and expected treatment duration. Select interventions based on assessment outcomes, considering the patient's age, cognitive abilities, and developmental level. Administer medication as prescribed when necessary.

4. Evaluate the patient's response to treatment, monitoring goal achievement and revising the treatment plan as needed. Continuously update the patient and their family on the progress, program planning, and discharge plans throughout the course of the rehabilitation program.

5. Document the patient's care journey, including progress made, to justify the need for skilled intervention and to provide recommendations to referring providers if progress is lacking. Daily interventions and their effects must be documented in compliance with policies and procedures. Outpatient progress notes should be completed every 10 visits or as required by state practice act. Capture charges accurately for provided treatments. Complete discharge summaries following established policies and procedures.

6. Deliver patient and family education on tasks and available resources to support continued functional independence. Involve family members in the treatment, education, and discharge planning process for a safe transition back home and ongoing care coordination. Measure the effectiveness of education through peer feedback, verbal input from family members, patient satisfaction surveys, and quality metrics. Adapt educational methods to meet individual patient and family needs. Collaborate with the multidisciplinary team to determine the appropriate next level of care during discharge planning.

7. Actively participate in continuing education and professional development activities. Attend and present at departmental in-service sessions according to the schedule. Attend external professional growth opportunities and share relevant information with the team.

8. Adhere to the policies and practices outlined in applicable federal and state guidelines, professional organizations, facility regulations, and organizational policies. Familiarize oneself with the content of relevant professional codes, employee handbooks, unit policies and procedures, and organizational guidelines.

9. Meet the established organizational productivity standards while maintaining fiscal responsibility.

Other Duties:

  • Perform all equipment and responsibilities within the Physical Therapy Department listed in the Competency Checklist.
About the area:
  • Corning, NY, situated in the picturesque Finger Lakes region, is renowned for its glassmaking heritage showcased at the Corning Museum of Glass. Visitors can immerse themselves in glass art, witness live demonstrations, and even create their own pieces. The town's historic charm, lively streets, and nearby natural attractions make it an enchanting destination for cultural exploration and outdoor adventures.
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