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Corning, NY

Physical Therapist – Clinic

Job Title: Clinical Physical Therapist
  • Setting: Premier Health Clinic
  • $5000 Sign-On Bonus Available
  • Competitive Salary based on Experience
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Relocation Assistance Provided
  • Direct Hiring Process
  • Full-time Position
  • Day Shift Availability
  • Must hold a valid Physical Therapist License in New York State
  • Join our dynamic team of PT professionals and impact the lives of our patients
  • Location: Corning, NY (Nestled in New York State's Beautiful Finger Lakes Region)

Main Responsibilities:

  1. Design and execute individualized treatment plans based on the principles and techniques of Physical Therapy. Collaborate with interdisciplinary treatment team. Accountable to the Clinical Coordinator of Rehab Services.
  2. Specialization in Lymphedema treatment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Assess Physical Therapy requisitions.

a. Conduct patient interviews and evaluate their physical condition and requirements.

2. Develop personalized exercise and treatment programs for assigned patients.

a. Determine appropriate equipment usage, application, and body positioning. Adjust as necessary for exercise, gait training, soft tissue mobility, whirlpool, hot packs, ultrasound, paraffin, ice packs, electrical stimulation, and traction.

b. Instruct patients on program segments such as wheelchair, crutches, canes, braces, and prosthetic appliance usage.

c. Recommend modifications or program changes based on progress evaluation.

d. Consult with physicians regarding available alternatives when needed.

3. Prepare written documentation as required, including evaluation results, treatment plans, progress reports, and discharge summaries.

4. Communicate and coordinate observations, facts, and comments with nursing and interdisciplinary teams to ensure efficient overall healthcare coordination.

5. Provide guidance and direction to support staff involved in patient care.

6. Maintain department policies, procedures, objectives, quality initiative program, safety, and infection control standards.

a. Adhere to hospital-wide safety responsibilities:

1. Create a safe environment for patients, visitors, and employees.

2. Maintain knowledge of safety policies and procedures, including fire safety and disaster protocols.

3. Follow safety practices with equipment.

4. Use safety devices on equipment and ensure they are functional.

5. Wear appropriate safety clothing and respect universal precautions.

6. Report any unsafe acts or conditions to supervisors.

7. Attend safety programs.

b. Familiarity with and adherence to departmental policy and procedure manual.

c. Assist the Clinical Coordinator with quality initiative indicators as required.

7. Assist in the care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies.

8. Attend required meetings and participate in assigned committees.

9. Transport patients to and from PT Department as needed.

10. Assume duties and responsibilities of Senior Therapists in their absence.

11. Enhance professional growth and development through educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, workshops, etc.

12. Attend all annual mandatory educational programs.

13. Provide age-appropriate care to patients of different age groups.

14. Understand and demonstrate the importance of satisfying customer/patient needs through friendly and attentive interaction, both psychologically and physically.

EDUCATION:

  • Current or Eligible New York State Physical Therapy license required.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Previous experience in a hospital setting preferred.

CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR) REQUIREMENTS:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required within 90 days of hire date.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Involves physical effort and occasionally repetitive tasks. May include lifting, pushing, and pulling. Must be able to lift at least thirty (30) pounds independently and at least one-hundred and fifty (150) pounds with assistance.

EXPOSURE CATEGORY:

  • Category II. Tasks that do not involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues. However, occasional unplanned Category I tasks may be required.

INFECTION CONTROL:

  • Follow all aspects of universal precautions during patient care.
About the region:
  • Discover the charm of Corning, New York, situated in the Finger Lakes Region, the nation's premier east coast wine region. Known as Americas Crystal City, Corning is home to the Corning Museum of Glass, offering a wide range of artistry in glassmaking. The town exudes a small-town atmosphere with a big-city mindset, offering numerous family-friendly events and activities. Experience the Glass Fest, Days of Incandescence (a transformation back to the 1800s), live music, and more. Explore over 100 boutique shops, art galleries, studios, museums, breweries, incredible restaurants, and wineries. With the Finger Lakes at your doorstep, you can enjoy all it has to offer, whether it's a 30-minute drive to Watkins Glen or an hour-long journey to Penn Yan. Rated highly, the schools in Corning make it an exceptional place to raise a family.
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