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Physical Therapist - Canton Potsdam Hospital



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The physical therapist completes patient assessments, establishes patient care plans, administers patient treatment and directs delivery of treatment utilizing professional physical therapy assistants in accordance with licensure and regulatory scope and standards, and established hospital policies, procedures and protocols. . Adhere to the professional standards of CPH, the American Physical Therapy Association and NYS Office of Professions. Actively supports and participates in patient coverage efforts across all departments as necessary. Hours may vary including weekend rotation for the inpatient department.

Canton-Potsdam Hospital is a warm and caring not-for-profit community healthcare facility that's certified for 94 beds. Our mission is to provide exceptional healthcare services to the community. Within our welcoming walls, you'll find a wide array of core programs in emergency medicine, acute care, hospitalist medicine, and critical care. But that's just the beginning. We're not just a hospital; we're a beacon of health and wellness in the North Country. We proudly offer outpatient health services in Brasher Falls, Canton, Colton, Gouverneur, Massena, Norfolk, and Potsdam, NY.

STATUS: Per Diem

LOCATION: Canton Potsdam Hospital

DEPARTMENT: Rehab Services

SCHEDULE: Variable


  • Required: Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy as of 8/12
  • Preferred: DPT, or PhD P.T.
  • Active and clear NYS PT license or temporary permit following NYS Practice Act guidelines.
  • BLS (current or scheduled)
  • Preferred: minimum of 1 year of post-licensure practice as a Physical Therapist, however, new grads welcome


  • Completes physical therapy evaluations to establish treatment plans and home programs to restore function, relieve pain & prevent disability. Adheres to all hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Administers patient treatment plan involving application of physical therapy techniques and modalities as indicated. Monitors response and progress to update and modify treatment plan as necessary to meet patient goals. Instructs patients and family members / caregivers in physical therapy procedures and self-care techniques. Directs care that is provided by the physical therapy assistant by providing oversight. Performs discharge planning and documentation to provide discharge instructions and maintain post-discharge continuity of care.
  • Consults with physicians and other health care professionals regarding treatments, progress, patient needs, and outcomes.
  • Participates in self and others' education, training and development, as applicable .Performs any other related duties as assigned.
  • Additional documentation that is not performed during evaluation and treatment sessions.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: M - Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; Requires frequent walking, standing or squatting.

PAY RANGE: $39.00 - $52.00

The listed base pay range is a good faith representation of current potential base pay for successful applicants. It may be modified in the future. Pay is determined by factors including experience, relevant qualifications, specialty, internal equity, location, and contracts.

Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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