Physical Therapy Assistant

Posted: 08/07/17 | SHARE:

Description:

Vacancy Number:  2018-60

Position:  Physical Therapy Assistant

Location:  Special Education--Maywood School, Various Locations

This is a skilled sub-professional position involving responsibility for assisting a Physical Therapist with the treatment and prevention of neuromuscular or musculo-skeletal disabilities by the application of direct physical therapy procedures to residents. The work is performed under the supervision of a qualified Physical Therapist who evaluates the residents, develops the treatment plan and designates specific responsibility to the Assistant. A Physical Therapist is readily available at all times to provide direction and assistance. Does related work as required.

Applies heat, cold, electricity, light, water treatments, massage, therapeutic exercise, training in phases of ambulation and other activities of daily living according to the Physical Therapist's direction; Observes, records, and reports residents' reactions to treatments and programs; Prepares, sets up and maintains physical therapy treatment areas and equipment; Provides for and observes safety precautions during all phases of treatment; Confers periodically with the Physical Therapist regarding all facets of residents care and related activities; Participates with other personnel in the formulation of the residents' total health care plans when appropriate; Works with and assists Rehabilitation Aides in providing residents with routine Physical therapy; Inventories, cleans, stores and otherwise maintains supplies and equipment; Performs record keeping functions related to maintenance and execution of the physical therapy program.

Starting Date:  September 5, 2017

Starting Salary:  $28,546-$30,280 prorated to the amount of service rendered. The selected applicant will be subject to a fingerprint supported criminal history background check in accordance with SAVE Legislation effective July 1, 2001.

Qualifications:

Certification and current registration by New York State Education Department as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Vacancies are filled by certified list provided by Albany County Civil Service. Should no certified list be available, candidates appointed to this position will be serving in a provisional appointment in accordance with New York State Civil Service Law. The candidate must successfully complete a competitive examination and be eligible for appointment in accordance with Civil Service Law and the Civil Service Rules for Albany County to obtain a permanent appointment.

Vacancies are filled by certified list provided by Albany County Civil Service. Should no certified list be available, candidates appointed to this position will be serving in a provisional appointment in accordance with New York State Civil Service Law. The candidate must successfully complete a competitive examination and be eligible for appointment in accordance with Civil Service Law and the Civil Service Rules for Albany County to obtain a permanent appointment.

Apply To:

CRBRecruitment@neric.org which should include your letter of interest and resume.

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