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Physical Therapist Niagara County Home Care MSHC

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Location: North Tonawanda, NY, United States

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Job Description

Facility: Home Care Niagara County

Shift: Shift 1

Status: Per Diem FTE: 0.100000

Bargaining Unit: ACE Associates

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: Yes

Work Schedule: Days with Weekend and Holiday Rotation

Hours: Flexible 8-4

Summary:

The physical therapist is responsible for providing service to the home care patient who has a physical impairment or delay and requires the skills of a therapist. The Physical Therapist designs and implements programs for the patient and family in accordance with agency standards and procedures. The Physical Therapist will also provide teaching to the family and caregivers as appropriate.

Responsibilities:

EDUCATION
  • Licensed by N.Y. State Department of Education Required
  • Graduate of B.S. or M.S. degree program in Physical Therapy Required

EXPERIENCE
  • One year supervised experience as a Physical Therapist -OR-
  • Minimum of eight (8) months' supervised experience with extended orientation (16 weeks)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITY
  • Must demonstrate the ability to adapt physical therapy techniques to the home/community setting
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language
  • Must have knowledge of Physical Therapy procedures
  • Communication skills which may be inclusive of approach, tone of voice, speed of communication, respectfulness and non verbal communication
  • Physical assessment - Application of the assessment into the aging process; examples may include height/weight, skin integrity, ADL's, bowel and bladder control
  • Technical skills - incorporates knowledge of age related physical and mental changes in performing technical skills; examples may include appropriate site for IM injection, range of motion and feeding skills

WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Clinician delivers physical therapy care in home/community setting working with patient, patient's family and any other available caregivers. Significant amount of time traveling, occasional exposure to unclean living environments and temperature fluctuations with seasonal changes
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