Physical Therapist Job in Monticello, New York – Department of Veterans Affairs

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Physical Therapist – Monticello, New York
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 159724
Start Date: 10/08/2019
End Date: 10/24/2019

Qualification Summary
Additional duties of the position are: The PT will provide training for patients, families and staff regarding activities of daily living, exercise, pro-active approaches to health and well-being, and use of prosthetic/orthotic devices. The PT participates in mentoring for Physical Therapy students and will also provide medical staff and visitors to the healthcare system education, as needed. The PT will need to be competent in the use of computers, as well as, be able to provide good internal/external communication either via phone or email and adhere to the security of sensitive information. The PT will be required to work with many staff outside of his/her immediate service so communication and listening skills are imperative. The PT may be required to serve as a member on Interdisciplinary Treatment Teams or other committees. The PT will be responsible to continue to work with peers to advance the Patient Centered Care philosophy here at the VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System. The PT will be responsible to assure patients are scheduled appropriately and that their clinic is neat/orderly and ready at the start of the day. The PT will be responsible for monitoring equipment cleanliness and equipment safety inspections are completed daily. The PT will significantly contribute to the rehabilitation program to assure full compliance with Joint Commission, Long Term Care Survey, CARF, Professional standards, VA, VISN, HVHCS, Geriatrics Rehabilitation Medicine Extended Care (GRMEC) programs and program standards. The PT has experience and ability to function with autonomy and independence. The PT will work a portion of the time with a team and a portion as a sole physical therapist. Work Schedules: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm and Saturdays as needed NOTE: Annual salary is prorated based on the number of hours actually worked. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Basic Requirements:
Citizenship. Candidates must be a citizen of the United States.
Education and experience. The individual must meet at least one of the education requirements below:
a)Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy AND five (5) years of progressively independent experience as a physical therapist.
b) Master’s degree in Physical Therapy AND two (2) years of progressively independent experience as a physical therapist.
c) Doctorate degree in physical therapy.
Licensure. Individuals hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice physical therapy in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
Physical Requirements. You will be required to pass a pre-employment physical. The Physical Therapist position requires standing, walking, bending, light to moderate lifting and positioning patients. The incumbent may need to assist in the maneuvering of patients in wheelchairs and transferring of patients to/from a chair/bed/floor. This position requires lifting/carrying 15-35 lbs (1 hour per day); sitting (2 hours per day); standing (1 hour per day); walking (2 hours per day); bending/stooping {1/2 hour per day); simple grasping (4 hours per day); and fine manipulation including keyboarding (1 hour per day). A fair amount of walking is also required to interact with patients and other services throughout the hospital. Applicants must be physically and mentally able to efficiently perform the essential functions of the position without hazard to themselves or others.
English Language Proficiency. Individuals appointed under authority of 38 U.S.C. chapters 73 or 74, to serve in a direct patient-care capacity in VHA must be proficient in written and spoken English. See Chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part. Preferred Experience: Vestibular rehabilitation certification and/or pelvic floor certification Grade Determinations: GS-12 Physical Therapist (Full Performance Level):
Education, Experience and Licensure. In addition to the basic requirements, candidates must possess one year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level, hold a valid unrestricted state license and demonstrate all the KSAs below:
Demonstrated Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSA’s): Ability to make autonomous clinical decisions in a Direct Access environment. This includes ability to independently evaluate and treat patients who seek physical therapy services. Skill in performing examinations and evaluations of individuals who have or may develop impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions related to conditions of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and/or integumentary systems while considering the effects attributable to unique psychosocial and environmental factors. Ability to interpret findings from examination and evaluation, select appropriate test and measures, and integrate findings into the physical therapy plan of care for the full range of patient populations. Ability to establish a diagnosis within the scope of physical therapy and identify the appropriate rehabilitation intervention, including referral to another provider for further consultation as clinically indicated. Ability to determine physical therapy prognosis by incorporating examination findings with the patient’s preferences in order to set clinically appropriate treatment goals, optimize outcomes and maximize functional independence. Ability to independently provide clinical oversight of Physical Therapy Assistants as well as students on clinical affiliations who are in Doctoral PT Programs or PTA Programs. Assignment. At the full performance level, PTs are responsible for independently providing assessment and treatment interventions to inpatients and outpatients received through healthcare provider referrals and patient self-referrals. Guided by differential and movement diagnoses, PTs perform examinations and evaluations of individuals who have or may develop impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions related to conditions of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and/or integumentary systems while considering the effects attributable to unique personal and environmental factors. PTs interpret findings from examination, diagnostic studies/medical tests and, during evaluation, select appropriate clinical tests and measures, and then integrate findings into the physical therapy plan of care for the full range of patient populations. PTs establish a diagnosis within the scope of physical therapy and identify the appropriate intervention to treat and/or refer to another provider for further consultation when needed. They determine physical therapy prognosis by incorporating examination findings with the patient’s preferences for meaningful level of function in order to set clinically appropriate treatment goals and optimize outcomes. Physical therapists select appropriate equipment needed to substitute for loss of function or to substitute for limited function of individuals they treat. Staff PTs at this level practice autonomously, making recommendations and referrals to other medical specialties/services as clinically indicated during ongoing assessment of patients under their care. The staff PT may also develop and provide individualized clinical training experiences for physical therapy students in facilities with established clinical experience rotations. PTs at this level may be given general assignments in any/all areas where physical therapy services are deemed necessary, and/or may serve as the sole PT at a less complex facility. Individuals may perform ancillary assignments as deemed appropriate given the needs of a facility on an occasional basis, where the amount of work is not substantial (less than 25% of the duty time).

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