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Physical Therapist

Handicapped Children's Association Binghamton, NY

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: vision, dental, life insurance, medical
Job Description

 

Position Overview:

Evaluates, assesses, and treats movement dysfunction with the global goals of improving the quality and skill level of posture and movement through space, toward functional independence in mobility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Perform evaluations with written report including information pertaining to medical and developmental history, assessment of muscle tone, strength, range of motion, postural alignment, reflexes, postural reactions, neuro-motor control and coordination (quality of movement), gross motor functional levels, respiration, adaptive equipment needs and any other pertinent information.

· Make recommendations for provision of physical therapy services, based on evaluation results.

· Plan and implement appropriate treatment programs using sound treatment practices, including neuro-developmental techniques, motor control strategies, sensory integration, therapeutic exercises, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, lower extremity splinting, taping, and other related procedures.

· Establish goals and motor objectives for consumers, which are appropriate and measurable, documenting progress on these goals and objectives as per department and agency policy and procedure.

· Document treatment procedures, response to treatment, and progress, in a clear, concise, and timely manner.

· Determine the need for adaptive equipment, pursue funding/purchase in collaboration with appropriate vendor(s), parents/caregivers, and other team members as appropriate. Adaptive equipment may include, but is not limited to the following: wheelchairs, walkers, gait trainers, standers, adaptive car seats, strollers, therapeutic chairs, orthotics, etc.

· Provide information, education, in-services, consultation, and/or monitoring, to other team members and parents/caregivers in regard to proper handling techniques, use and care of adaptive equipment, use and care of orthotics, positioning recommendations, and transfers.

· Communicate verbally and in written form clearly and concisely to parents and other professionals and paraprofessionals.

· Supervise and delegate responsibility to physical therapist assistants in a manner which is consistent with safe, legal, and ethical, physical therapy practice. This includes taking responsibility for conducting evaluations/re-evaluations, establishing treatment goals and procedures, reviewing documentation and monitoring treatment provision according to regulation.

· Maintain ethical and legal standards of practice at all times.

· Maintains appropriate professional conduct at all times in interactions with agency personnel, consumers, and their families.

· Understand and respect the individual needs of consumers and their families.

· Establish professional goals to (continuously) pursue training in new techniques, areas of interest in the field

· Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in physical therapy from an accredited college.
  • Must have a current license to practice physical therapy in New York State or have a temporary license pending licensure board examination results or pending out-of-state reciprocity completion.

Qualifications and knowledge:

  • Ability to apply and integrate academic knowledge with provision of physical therapy treatment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of normal motor development.

· Knowledge of areas of practice specific to pediatrics, including child development and specific diagnoses.

  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, organization and active listening skills.
  • Excellent organizational & time management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Strong collaboration skills.
  • Exceptional problem solving skills, including a proactive approach to problem solving and the ability to make quick and independent decisions in response to changing conditions.
  • Demonstrates motivation to augment current level of knowledge and practice through participation in continuing education courses.
  • Proficient with Internet Explorer; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Word; and Windows Operating System.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is:

  • Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds force constantly to move objects.
  • Regularly required to reach with hands and arms.
  • Regularly required to stoop, kneel, crouch and bend,
  • Fingering is required regularly for typing and the use of hands in a repetitive motion.
  • Regularly required to talk and hear with the ability to exchange and receive detailed information.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data, viewing computer screens and operation of equipment.

Working conditions of this position do not substantially expose workers to adverse environmental conditions and are typical of an indoor work environment.

 

Company Description
Our mission is to develop, establish and maintain multidisciplinary diagnostic and treatment services for developmentally and physically disabled persons and their families; plan and implement individualized programs designed to increase to the greatest possible degree the individual’s physical, social, intellectual, and emotional abilities; and enable developmentally disabled persons to remain in the community, develop to their fullest potential, and become independent functional members of society.

Handicapped Children's Association

Why Work Here?
Whether you enjoy working with or for individuals with developmental disabilities, HCA is the place for you.

Our mission is to develop, establish and maintain multidisciplinary diagnostic and treatment services for developmentally and physically disabled persons and their families; plan and implement individualized programs designed to increase to the greatest possible degree the individual’s physical, social, intellectual, and emotional abilities; and enable developmentally disabled persons to remain in the community, develop to their fullest potential, and become independent functional members of society.

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Binghamton, NY
13905 USA

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