Under the direction of the Director of the Rehabilitation Services Department, the physical therapist is responsible for providing, arranging for, teaching and supervising physical therapy services through the process of assessment, planning and implementation. He/she provides advisory service to other professionals who share responsibility for patient care and participates in the development of the rehabilitation program.
- Physical Therapist provides evaluation and treatment according to approval practices, policies, and procedures of the Physical Therapy Department of Ellis Hospital and New York State law. Demonstrates skills and abilities to assess and treat toddler, school age child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients when employed in the inpatient and outpatient service area; adult and geriatric in the Ellis Center (SNF) service area.
- Teaches appropriate treatment procedures and supportive activities to patients and care givers.
- Provides information about payment sources and helps interpret extent and limitations of service available and promotes patient/family acceptance of appropriate level of care.
- For Physical Therapists assigned to the Outpatient Service Area: Physical Therapist performs Iontophoresis and/or Phonophoresis with administration of medication as prescribed by a duly licensed medical practitioner.
- Enters Patient care/progress notes in patient chart according to policies and procedures of the Rehabilitation Services department, Organizational policy and to standards of practice.
- A physical therapist must have a minimum of four (4) years of education beyond high school attaining Bachelor of Science degree, Master of Science, Doctor of or Certificate of Physical Therapy from a college with a program approved by the American Physical Therapy Association.
- He/she must be licensed to practice physical therapy in/by the State of New York.