Physical Therapist - Per Diem
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York 11794

Job Description

Physical Therapist - Per Diem

Position Summary:
The TH Physical Therapist II is a valuable member of the Long Island State Veterans Home's clinical team who is responsible for assessing, evaluating and planning treatment for all residents, carrying out treatments on restorative residents, and supervising the maintenance care provided by PT Assistants and Aides. The TH Physical Therapist II also functions as a resource for other allied workers and attends disciplinary team meetings to coordinate goals and treatment plans.

This is a per diem position.

Duties of a TH Physical Therapist II may include the following but are not limited to:
  • Performs admission, annual and status change assessments of assigned residents within designated time frames. Makes clinically sound recommendations and follows up on each item, determining the rehab nursing, restorative, or maintenance needs.
  • Evaluates residents prescribed for physical therapy and establishes proper treatment techniques, realistic goals and treatment plans for restorative and maintenance residents. Carries out restorative care and supervises maintenance care performed by PT Assistants.
  • Designs nursing rehab protocols for each appropriate resident, instructs nursing in its implementation and supervises the PTA in follow-up instruction.
  • Schedules and prepares for resident treatment, considering interventions and appointments carried out by other team members.
  • Works closely with the nursing staff, physicians, and all other departments to assure an interdisciplinary approach to resident care. Represents the Physical Therapy Department at interdisciplinary care meetings and addresses any problems associated with rehabilitation and safety. Completes appropriate sections of the MDS+ and comprehensive care plan within designated time frames.
  • Completes all necessary reports, inventories, equipment requests, and chart documentation in a timely fashion.
  • Acts as clinical instructor for individuals and on-site class visits. Participates in the implementation of educational programs within the facility as directed by the Director of Rehabilitation.
  • Participates with other staff members in the Quality Assessment and Improvement Programs.
  • Assumes the role of Senior PT in his/her absence.
  • Responsible for maintaining physical therapy services in accordance with standards established by the medical staff, the American Physical Therapy Association, and any Federal, State or local standards which may apply.
  • Responsible for the daily and periodic inspection and maintenance of all equipment being used within the physical therapy clinic and makes recommendation as necessary to the Director of Rehabilitation.
  • Supervises volunteers, PT Aides and PT Assistants under the direction of the Senior PT.
  • Participates in designing, implementing and gathering data for approved research in geriatric care.

Working Conditions:
Working conditions may involve exposure to infectious disease, blood, body fluids and/or tissue as well as other unpleasant elements such as accidents, injuries and illness. May be exposed to and be required to handle varying unpredictable, emergency and crisis situations. Occasionally subjected to irregular hours and pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries.


Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited school. NYS Licensure/Certification. At least two years experience in Physical Therapy in an adult rehab, skilled nursing facility or acute care setting.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master's Degree in Physical Therapy. More than two years' experience in a skilled nursing facility.

Posting Overview: The position will remain posted until filled or for a maximum of 90 days. An initial review of all applicants will occur two weeks from the posting date. Candidates are advised on the application that for full consideration, applications must be received before the initial review date (which is within two weeks of the posting date).

If within the initial review no candidate was selected to fill the position posted, additional applications will be considered for the posted position; however, the posting will close once a finalist is identified, and at minimal, two weeks after the initial posting date. Please note, that if no candidate was identified and hired within 90 days from initial posting, the posting would close for review, and possibly reposted at a later date.

Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.

Working Conditions:

Working conditions may involve exposure to infectious disease, blood, body fluids and/or tissue as well as other unpleasant elements such as accidents, injuries and illness. May be exposed to and be required to handle varying unpredictable, emergency and crisis situations. Occasionally subjected to irregular hours and pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries.

Special Notes:

The Long Island State Veterans Home is a tobacco-free environment. Tobacco products are strictly prohibited anywhere on our 25-acre campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.

This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.

Essential Position: This position has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. This means that when the Long Island State Veterans Home is faced with an emergency, employees in such positions are required to remain at their work location or to report to work.

The LISVH is a 24/7 skilled nursing facility. As such, all positions are subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary to meet the operating needs of the facility.

The use of Vacation or Personal Leave accruals during the first 6 months of employment will not be authorized unless prior approval has been granted by Human Resources.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from the Long Island State Veterans Home Employee Health Department, clear a background investigation, submit three (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.

In accordance with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulation that all hospitals and nursing homes "continuously require all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19,” Candidates who are not already partially vaccinated must obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the vaccine protocol, including booster vaccines. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, but not yet fully vaccinated, must complete their vaccination series within three (3) calendar days of job offer or in accordance with vaccine manufacture protocol, whichever comes later.

The regulation also includes those who may be affiliated with or interact with employees of a hospital or nursing home. The regulation allows for limited exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.

The Long Island State Veterans Home, located on the campus of Stony Brook University, is a 350-bed skilled nursing facility with a 40-slot Adult Day Health Care Program dedicated to the care of honorably discharged Veterans of the United States Armed Forces, their spouses and Gold Star parents. Join an organization whose people make a difference every day and where commitment, compassion, initiative and leadership are recognized and rewarded. We care for America's heroes every day.

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

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Job Number: 2202549Official Job Title: TH Physical Therapist IIJob Field: Physical TherapyPrimary Location: US-NY-Stony BrookDepartment/Hiring Area: Physical TherapySchedule: Per Diem Shift :Weekend Shift Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Pass Days: VariablePosting Start Date: Aug 19, 2022Posting End Date: Sep 2, 2022, 8:59:00 PMSalary:Commensurate with experienceSalary Grade:SL3

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Preferred Years Of Experience:

2 Year(s)

Education Required:

4 Year Degree - BS
Date Posted : 08/30/2022