Allied Health Sciences
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from accredited institution. NYS Licensure in PT or eligible.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience as a physical therapist in acute care setting.
Brief Description of Duties:
Plans and provides the physical therapy treatment program for each inpatient and outpatient including the evaluation, treatment or prevention of disability, injury, disease or other condition of health using physical, chemical and mechanical means including, but not limited to heat, cold, air, water, sound, electricity, massage, mobilization, and therapeutic exercise with or without assistive devices, and the performance and interpretation of tests and measurements to assess patho-physiological, patho-mechanical and development deficits of human systems to determine treatment, and assist in diagnosis and prognosis.
Coordinates physical therapy programs with other health care personnel i.e. occupational therapy, Nursing, etc.
Directs and aids patients in activities of daily living training, gait training, isokinetic exercise, posture training, therapeutic exercise, joint protection, desensitization, edema control, muscle sensory reduction and home program.
Constructs and/or supplies splinting, adaptive and exercise equipment.
Directs and trains patients in the care and use of assistive devices, prosthetic and orthotic devices including wheelchairs, canes and crutches. Gives instruction in postural control and therapeutic procedures such as neuro-development techniques to be continued by the patient and/or parents. Adapts conventional physio-therapeutic techniques to meet the needs of patients unable to comprehend.
Evaluates, records and reports patient's progress for other members of the Rehabilitation team.
Participates in patient care evaluation studies and in quality improvement studies.
All other duties as assigned.
Special Notes: Shift: Full- time day position. 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. Please note Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment.
Please note: 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, clear a background investigation; submit (3) written references, and provide a copy of the required 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.
The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.
Application Procedure: Those interested in applying for the above position should submit a state application, resume and cover letter reflecting UH# to:
Stony Brook Medicine
UH Human Resources
3 Technology Drive, Suite 100
East Setauket, NY 11733-407
Type of position:
Stony Brook University