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Physical Therapist

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Woodland Pond, Inc - New Paltz, NY
Per Diem

Position Summary
A Physical Therapist evaluates, treats and prevents disability, injury, disease or health conditions by using physical, chemical, and mechanical means. They utilize goal directed activities, exercises, or techniques to maximize an individual's functional independence. PTs perform and interpret tests and measurements to assess pathophysiological, pathomechanical and developmental deficits of human systems to determine treatment and assist in diagnosis and prognosis


  • Implements a comprehensive patient care treatment plan. Renders care
  • Administers treatment in an organized, professional manner adhering to all department policies, best practice standards, NYS practice acts, and physician protocols. Implements and updates treatment programs to ensure maximum effectiveness. Involves patient/family in treatment and accommodates for individual needs (cultural differences, language, etc.) (*CF)
  • Maintains a positive, professional working rapport with patients, peers and referral sources. Collaborates with other Physical Therapists, as needed, in

regard to re-assessing the residents such that the referral sources are kept abreast of residents status in a timely manner. Effectively communicates with the interdisciplinary team and the resident regarding the residents status in a timely manner. Willing to assist other members of the interdisciplinary team when asked

  • Completes all documentation within established timeframes and according to regulatory/ and department guidelines. Documentation represents accurate accounts of treatment that was rendered and response to the treatment. Provides written and/or verbal communication to referral sources, residents, families and other members of the interdisciplinary team (discharge planning/SW/other therapy personnel/nursing staff) in a timely fashion (*CF)
  • Assists in performance improvement activities as needed to ensure quality is consistent with established guidelines and to improve the delivery of service rendered
  • Provides training to health care providers as directed by manager/director (students, volunteers). Participates in in-services, community educational programs and scheduled meetings as requested by the manager//director
  • Keeps the treatment area clean, organized and safe for patients and staff
  • Maintains a productive caseload and productively utilizes non-scheduled treatment time. Communicates with manager/director regarding their schedule and use of nonproductive time to enhance efficiency
  • Provides accurate billing information in a timely manner, maintains compliance with insurance guidelines, and completes all required documentation for reimbursement
  • Completes all required training and in-services
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Maintains high standards for work areas, attitude and appearance
  • Understands that honesty and ethics are essential in the performance of duties
  • Willing to learn and grow
  • Demonstrates maturity in judgment and behaviors
  • Able to work a flexible schedule  
  • Maintains predictable and reliable attendance


  1. Masters degree or higher in physical therapy or determined to be equivalent, in accordance with the NYS commissioner's regulations
  2. Licensed and registered to practice in New York State or eligible for limited permit
  3. Previous PT experience preferred
  4. CPR certification preferred
  5. Proficiency with computers and standard office software
  6. Excellent customer service and verbal communication skills
  7. Ability to multitask
  8. Demonstrated knowledge of appropriate skills for communicating with individuals of all ages, especially the geriatric population