Physical Therapist – Float

Physical Therapist - Float

  • $5000 Sign On Bonus.
  • Competitive Salary, based on experience.
  • Excellent Benefits Package.
  • Relocation Assistance.
  • Direct Hire.
  • Full-time.
  • Shift - Day.
  • Location: Elmira, NY (New York State Finger Lakes Region)
  1. We are seeking a Physical Therapist - Float to join our premier health organization. This role involves working between Outpatient and Inpatient settings at all 3 client locations, including Bath NY and Elmira NY.
  2. Make a meaningful impact by joining our excellent physical therapy team!


  1. Collaborate with interdisciplinary treatment team to plan and implement specific treatment programs for individual patients, following the principles and practices of Physical Therapy. The Staff Physical Therapist is accountable to the Clinical Coordinator of Rehab Services.


1. Review requisitions for Physical Therapy.

a. Conduct interviews with patients and evaluate their physical condition and needs.

2. Develop a program of corrective exercise and treatment for assigned patients.

a. Determine proper equipment usage, application, and body position, adjusting as necessary in the administration of treatments such as exercise, gait training, soft tissue mobility, whirlpool, hot packs, ultrasound, paraffin, ice packs, electrical stimulation, and traction.

b. Instruct patients on segments of the program, including the proper use of wheelchairs, crutches, canes, braces, and prosthetic appliances and devices.

c. Monitor progress and recommend modifications or changes to the patient's program as needed, consulting with physicians when necessary.

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

4. Communicate observations, facts, and comments with nursing and interdisciplinary team members to ensure efficient coordination of the overall healthcare plan.

5. Provide guidance and direction to staff members assigned to assist in patient care.

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

a. Adhere to hospital-wide safety responsibilities:

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

2. Maintain a working knowledge of all hospital safety policies and procedures (including fire safety and disaster protocol).

3. Follow all safety practices on equipment.

4. Use all safety devices on equipment and ensure they are in proper working condition.

5. Wear safety clothing, glasses, gloves, shoes, etc. when required and follow "Universal Precautions" as indicated.

6. Report any unsafe act or condition to the supervisor.

7. Attend safety programs when conducted.

b. Be familiar with and adhere to the department's "Policy and Procedure" manual.

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

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

8. Attend meetings as required and participate on committees as directed.

9. Assist in the transport of patients to and from the PT Department as needed.

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

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

12. Attend all annual mandatory educational programs required by the position.

13. Provide age-appropriate care to neonate, infant, children, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.

14. Demonstrate customer service by interacting with patients in a friendly and caring manner, being attentive to their needs, both psychologically and physically, and maintaining communication to provide a secure and pleasant experience.


  • Must be licensed or eligible to obtain a license to practice physical therapy in NYS at the time of hire.


  • Prior experience in a hospital setting is preferred.


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


  • This role requires appreciable physical effort or strain, including occasional repetitive efforts. It may involve lifting, pushing, and pulling. Must be able to independently lift at least thirty (30) pounds and at least one-hundred and fifty (150) pounds with assistance from another person.


  • Category II. Tasks that involve no exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues. However, employment may require performing unplanned Category I tasks.


  • Adhere to all aspects of universal precautions when engaging in patient care.
About the region:
  • Elmira is a peaceful town in western New York, situated along the Pennsylvania border, south of the Finger Lakes region. The Corning Glass Works, located 14 miles west of Corning, is a prominent industrial landmark in the area. Elmira offers various hidden gems for exploration, such as underground caves, hot air balloon rides above foliage-filled mountains, museums, amusement parks, state parks, food and drink establishments, shopping centers, concerts, and more. The most pleasant months in Elmira are August, July, and June. The public Elmira School District has an average of 15.7 students per teacher. Elmira College, Elmira Business Institute, Corning CC, Mansfield University in Pennsylvania, Ithaca, and Cornell are all nearby educational institutions.
  • It takes approximately 2 hours to reach Rochester or Syracuse by car.
  • Watkins Glen, located at the south end of Seneca Lake, is just a 30-minute drive away.
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