St. John's Riverside Hospital

Physical Therapist

Job ID
2017-2632
Andrus
Category
Allied Health
Position Type
Per Diem
Hours Per Week
0
Shift
Day/Evening
Work Shift
workdays and hours vary includes weekends
Posted Salary
$38.722 to $54.722 per hour, dependent upon experience

Overview

St. John's Riverside Hospital is a leader in providing the highest quality, compassionate health care utilizing the latest, state-of-the-art medical technology. Serving the Westchester community from Yonkers to the river town communities of Hastings-on-Hudson, Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry and Irvington, St. John's Riverside has been and continues to be a unique and comprehensive network of medical professionals dedicated to a tradition of service that spans generations.

 

St. John’s has been an integral part of the community since the 1890's and its’ commitment to provide the community with the most advanced medical services available continues to be the hospitals’ vision, mission and value. St. John's Riverside Hospital built itself around an early foundation of nursing and community service. In 1894, the Cochran School of Nursing, the oldest hospital-based school of nursing in the metropolitan area, was founded, thus making the St. John's Nursing Staff more than just the backbone of the hospital, but the heart and soul. St. John’s dedicated nurses give superior attention to those who need it most with a strong emphasis on patient and family-focused nursing care.   

 

St. John’s Riverside Hospital staff is committed to making life better for all patients. The hospital continues to elevate the services provided with the goal of increasing the quality of life for all who entrust St. John's Riverside Hospital to their care.

 

Personalized care together with advanced technology is what it means to be Community Strong

Responsibilities

The Physical Therapist is responsible for assesses plans, organizes, and practices in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and decrease or prevent deformity of patients suffering from disease or injury.   Provides educational information about physical therapy and physical therapists, injury prevention, ergonomics, and ways to promote health.  Plans, prepares, and carries out individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve, or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain, and prevent physical dysfunction in patients. Evaluates effects of treatment at various stages and adjusts treatments to achieve maximum benefit.  Administers manual exercises, massage and/or traction to help relieve pain, increase the patient’s strength, and decrease or prevent deformity and crippling.  Instructs patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home. Reviews physician's referral and patient's medical records to help determine diagnosis and physical therapy treatment required.  Identifies and documents goals, anticipated progress and plans for reevaluation.  Informs the patient when diagnosis reveals findings outside their scope and refer to an appropriate practitioner.  Directs and supervises supportive personnel, assessing their competence, delegating specific tasks to them and establishing channels of communication.  Administers treatment involving application of physical agents, using equipment, moist packs, ultraviolet and infrared lamps, and ultrasound machines.

Qualifications

Must possess a current NYS Physical Therapist.  Bachelor or Master of Science in Physical Therapy or Doctorate of Physical Therapy.  Two years experience preferred.  Basic computer knowledge required.  Demonstrated ability to communicate in writing, using advanced writing skills.

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