Physical Therapist - Summer Program

Buffalo, New York

Category: Schools

Contract - Full Time

Job ID: 789164

Work Setting: Healthcare

Contract Duration: 8 Weeks

 

Est. Pay: $2200 / Week

Posted Date: 5/30/2024

Buffalo, New York

Work Setting: Healthcare

Category: Schools

Contract Duration: 8 Weeks

Contract - Full Time

Est. Pay: $2200 / Week

Job ID: 789164

Posted Date: 5/30/2024

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The Physical Therapist is responsible for performing studentevaluations, as well as providing and documenting therapy services inaccordance with plan of care developed for each student and per physician’sorders when applicable. 

Setting: School (k-21)

Location: Buffalo, NY

Assignment dates: 7/1 – 8/16

Pay rate: $55/HR

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Performs student reassessments and regularly reevaluatesstudent for rehabilitation needs, and works in collaboration with the physicianand other members of the healthcare team to modify the plan of care asappropriate 
  • Participates in developing the plan of care in collaborationwith the physician and other members of the health care team 
  • When applicable, completes initial comprehensive assessmentof student and family to determine physical needs; provides a complete physicalassessment and history of current and previous illnesses
  • Assesses and evaluates and/or assists the physician inassessing and evaluating therapeutic, rehabilitative, function status (asapplicable) 
  • Assesses muscle strength, mobility, gait, and Range ofMotion (ROM) 
  • On incisions resulting from orthopedic surgery, removesstaples or sutures and manages incision line 
  • Provides physical therapy treatment and establishes physicaltherapy plan of care 
  • Instructs student, families, and/or caregivers in the use ofand care of therapeutic appliances 
  • Determines priority needs for physical therapy 
  • Reports student’s reaction(s) to treatment or changes incondition to physician and/or Building Nurse and Amergis Clinical designee 
  • Initiates physical therapy program and instructs, consults,and/or advises other personnel and/or family/caregiver regarding certain phasesof physical therapy with which they may work with the patient, and explains thegoals of the physical therapy program by participating in case conferences 
  • Trains student in use of prosthetic device(s) and use ofother assistive devices (e.g., walker); ensures equipment used in the course ofstudent treatment is in good working order 
  • Uses appropriate equipment to meet student goals, cleans andmaintains equipment according to manufactures guidelines 
  • Prepares and submits clinical and progress summaries basedon the attainment and progress of goals, and responses to treatment or changesin condition 
  • Participates in peer consultation process 
  • Supervises Physical Therapy Assistants according to thecompany’s policies/procedures and State regulations 
  • Participates in quarterly medical record reviews asapplicable  
  • Participates in care coordination with the company and otherpersonnel caring for the student to ensure that their efforts effectivelycomplement each other and support the objectives outlined in the plan ofcare 
  • Provides/submits accurate and timely documentation inaccordance with the plan of care and company policy and procedures 
  • Complies with applicable local, state, and federal laws andregulations regarding professional standards and practice standards 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Current licensure as a Physical Therapist in the state ofpractice 
  • Graduate of an accredited school of Physical Therapy 
  • One (1) year of prior professional Physical Therapyexperience preferred 
  • Complies with all relevant professional standards ofpractice 
  • Participation and completion of Amergis’ Competency programwhen applicable
  • Current CPR if applicable
  • TB Questionnaire, PPD or chest x-ray if applicable 
  • Current Health certificate (per contract or stateregulation) 
  • Must meet all federal, state and local requirements 
  • Successful completion of new hire training as applicable tojob site 
  • Understand patient confidentiality and HIPAArequirements  
  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to andfrom appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors,co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in theEnglish language is required  
  • Computer proficiency required 
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

Benefits
At Amergis, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:
  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Awards and recognition programs 
*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status. 
About Amergis
Amergis, formerly known as Maxim Healthcare Staffing, has served our clients and communities by connecting people to the work that matters since 1988. We provide meaningful opportunities to our extensive network of healthcare and school-based professionals, ready to work in any hospital, government facility, or school. Through partnership and innovation, Amergis creates unmatched staffing experiences to deliver the best workforce solutions.  
Amergis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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