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Physical Therapist - Gouverneur Hospital



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  • Same Day pay through Daily Pay
  • Paid vacation & holiday pay
  • Medical, dental, vision, hearing benefits


As a Physical Therapist, you welcome patients and put them at ease. You provide PT to patients with care and compassion to ensure rehabilitation success.

We are seeking dedicated healthcare professionals to join our team at Gouverneur Hospital. If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of patients and want to contribute to a dynamic healthcare environment, this is the opportunity for you. Your role will be integral in delivering high-quality care and ensuring the well-being of our community members. Gouverneur Hospital is certified for 25 beds and services include inpatient detox, substance use disorder rehabilitation, emergency care, imaging and EKG’s, physical therapy, and respiratory therapy.

STATUS: Full Time

LOCATION: Gouverneur Hospital

DEPARTMENT: Rehab Services

SCHEDULE: 8hr shifts


  • Required: Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy

  • Preferred: DPT, or PhD P.T.

  • Required: active and clear NYS PT license or temporary permit following NYS Practice Act guidelines, BLS (current or scheduled)


  • Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental, and infection control standards.

  • Evaluates patient upon initial encounter to assess impairment and current condition to estimate rehabilitation potential.

  • Plans physical therapy treatment program for each patient including training in functional mobility, use of assistive devices, therapeutic exercise, balance and coordination retraining, massage, heat, and cryotherapy.

  • Applies diagnostic and progressive muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests.

  • Directs and aids patient in therapeutic regimen, delegating routine care to supportive personnel as appropriate. Acts in supervisory role to ensure proper execution of tasks.

  • Adapts conventional physical therapy techniques to meet the needs of patients as necessary.

  • Conducts and participates in training medical and nursing personnel in physical therapy techniques and objectives.

  • Evaluates, records, and reports on patient progress for review by other members of the rehabilitation team. Communicates effectively with physician, other members of the rehabilitative team, and others indicated regarding treatment plan and patient’s response.

  • Counsels patient and family according to degree of disability or impairment.

  • Performs other duties as assigned. Lead Responsibilities:

  • Trains, mentors, and coaches team members to ensure standards of the department are being met.

  • Addresses scheduling needs to ensure proper coverage is provided.

  • Identifies and leads process improvement initiatives to improve compliance and create efficient and effective workflows.

  • Works collaboratively with other departments throughout the System to ensure the department’s needs are being met and goals are aligned.

  • Steps in for manager during absences.

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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