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The New Jewish Home Physical Therapist (Fee for Service) - Bronx Area in The New Jewish Home, United States

The CHHA Department in Community Services Division of The New Jewish Home is seeking Fee for Service Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) to join their team!

The qualified candidate will provide the following duties and responsibilities:

Contributes to physical therapist's effectiveness by identifying patient care issues; providing information and commentary; recommending options and courses of action; implementing physical therapy directives.

  • Assesses patient health by interviewing patients; performing physical examinations; obtaining, updating, and studying therapy histories.

  • Assesses abnormal conditions by reviewing physical therapist's interpretations of patient evaluations and test results.

  • Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.

  • Performs therapeutic procedures by administering manual exercises; instructing, encouraging, and assisting patients in performing physical activities, such as non-manual exercises, ambulatory functional activities, and daily-living activities; and in using supportive devices, such as crutches, canes, and prostheses.

  • Instructs and counsels patients by describing therapeutic regimens; giving normal growth and development information; promoting wellness and health maintenance.

  • Provides continuity of care by developing and implementing patient management plans.

  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.

  • Maintains production objectives by noting current treatment trends; monitoring actual physical therapy services rendered to production objectives.

  • Maintains legal and accreditation compliance by adhering to policy positions concerning federal, state, and local regulations, and industry standards; anticipating emerging issues.

  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

  • Enhances physical therapy and hospital reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

    SPECIALIZED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Computer skills

  • Excellent observation skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

    RELATED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Able to satisfactorily relate to the adult and elderly population and people with mental health disorders.

  • Physiological Knowledge, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Motivating Others, Organization, Bedside Manner, Patient Services, Health Care Administration, Documentation Skills, Listening, Verbal Communication

    JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must possess a valid PT license in NY

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