Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) is seeking an experienced a Per DiemPhysical Therapistto provide direct care and treatment to those patients who need physical therapy services to improve their activities of daily living. The Per Diem Physical Therapist will provide vacation, sick and weekend coverage for full time staff.
Plan, prepare and carry out individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunction in patients
Perform and document an initial exam, evaluating the data to identify problems and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention
Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit
Administer manual exercises, massage and/or traction to help relieve pain, increase the patient's strength, and decrease or prevent deformity and crippling
Test and measure patient's strength, motor development and function, sensory perception, functional capacity, and respiratory and circulatory efficiency and record data
Administer treatment involving application of physical agents, using equipment, moist packs, and ultrasound machines
Instruct patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home
Record prognosis, treatment, response, and progress in patient's electronic medical record
Obtain patients' informed consent to proposed interventions
Identify and document goals, anticipated progress and plans for reevaluation.
Discharge patient from physical therapy when goals or projected outcomes have been attained and provide for appropriate follow-up care or referrals
Direct and supervise supportive personnel, assessing their competence, delegating specific tasks to them and establishing channels of communication
Perform other related duties as assigned
Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy program
At least two years of experience as a Physical Therapist
Current NYS License
Bilingual English/Spanish is a PLUS
Since 1981, Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) has had a record of distinction as the major provider of health care to MorrisHeights and its surrounding areas in the Bronx. We've provided quality primary healthcare services to all members of the community, including the medically, socially and economically disadvantaged - from medical and dental services to counseling. MHHC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which MHHC has facilities. Visit our website: www.mhhc.org.