Physical Therapy Assistant

Location
Stony Brook, NY
Posted
Jul 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Physical Therapy Assistant-1702155

Position Summary


At Stony Brook Medicine, a TH Physical Therapist Assistant is a valuable member of our team, who provides clinical services to our patient population.

Qualified candidates will demonstrate superior patient care and possess outstanding communication skills while adhering to our high standard of excellence.

Duties of a TH Physical Therapist Assistant in the Center may include the following but are not limited to:

Brief Description of Duties:

• Prepares patients, treatment area, and equipment.

• Provides direct patient care within the scope of physical therapy practice, which may include: therapeutic exercises, gait training, electro-therapeutic modalities, hydro-therapy heat, cold, balance activities, cardiac conditioning, endurance training, ADL, wound care, etc.

• Directs and trains patient’s families and caregivers in the care and use of assistive devices, prosthetic and orthotic devices, dressings and other supports. Gives instructions in posture control, exercise, functional activities, provides home program instruction for the enhancement of patient's functional outcome.

• Assesses patient's response to treatment. Provides feedback to the supervising therapist regarding patient status.

• Documents patient treatment and response in medical record as per departmental policies. Documents treatment rendered for billing purposes.

• Maintains individual patient statistics as per departmental policies.

• All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: Associate's degree from accredited Physical Therapy Assistant program. NYS License.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience as a physical therapy assistant in acute care setting.

Special Note: Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.


All Hospital positions are subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary. This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services (The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination), submit (3) written references, and provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.


This function/position has been designated as “essential.” This means that when the Hospital is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital and related facilities.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

The best ideas in medicine start with the best people. At Stony Brook Medicine, our highest calling is to put the power of ideas to work in our patients’ lives. Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of our health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. Stony Brook Medicine is Long Island’s premier academic medical center. With 603 beds, we serve as the region’s only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center, and are home to the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, and Stony Brook Digestive Disorders Institute. We also encompass Suffolk County’s only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center.

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to the creation of a diverse and inclusive campus climate. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE UNIVERSITY HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 632-6161 OR THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (631) 632-6350. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE UNIVERSITY POLICE WEBSITE AT http://www.stonybrook.edu/police


Official Job Title: TH Physical Therapy Assistant I
Job Field: Physical Therapy
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Physical Therapy-Stony Brook University Hospital
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.Physical Therapy-Stony Brook University Hospital
Posting Start Date: Jul 17, 2017
Posting End Date: Aug 16, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Salary Grade: SL2

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