One Brooklyn Health System


    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/27/2020 11:53 AM)
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    The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
  • Overview

    To supervise staff and operations of the Physical Therapy section of the Department of Rehabilitation under direction of the Chief Physical Therapist, according to the policies and guidelines of the Administrator and Department Director.  Responsibilities include as well assisting the Chief Physical Therapist and Director with supervision as assigned pertaining to all sections of the Department of Rehabilitation and participation in facility operations.


    • Evaluation/Assessment and Direct Patient Care, as assigned.
    • Written and oral reporting.
    • Supervision of clinical and non-clinical staff pertaining to:
      • Provision of care.
      • Clinical documentation and record keeping.
      • Customer service.
      • Adherence to Facility and Department guidelines and policies.
      • Safety
    • Professional development.
    • Ensuring adherence of staff to Organizational and Departmental standards and policies.
    • Support of the mission and goals of the Schulman and Schachne Institute.
    • Ensuring the highest standards of Customer service by Rehabilitation staff.
    • Evaluates and Counsels staff when needed.
    • Completes Occurrence / Incident Reports as needed.
    • Attends staff and management meetings as requested.
    • Participates in the Department in-service program.
    • Provides clinical guidance to Physical Therapy staff.
    • Attendance at Interdisciplinary Care Team meetings.
    • Participates in Community Re-entry Assessment Program, as per Facility and Department policies.
    • Schedules and assigns Annual Re-Assessments of long term residents.
    • Monitors timeliness and accuracy of clinical documentation of staff.
    • Participation in the Falls Prevention Team meeting program as needed.
    • Participation in the of Physical Therapy program at the Adult Day Health Care program.
    • Participation in weekend services program as needed, according to Facility and Department policy.
    • Is prepared to temporarily adjust work schedule as needed.
    • Reports summary of operations daily to the Chief of Physical Therapy.
    • Performs other related duties when required.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited program by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. 
    • Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree, preferred.
    • Minimum three (3) years of well-rounded clinical physical therapy experience. i.
    Knowledge and Skills:
    • Good interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to fully utilize BHMC’s electronic record systems, equipment and other healthcare and billing systems relevant to this position.
    Licenses, Certifications:
    • Current New York State Physical Therapist License, required.
    • CPR Certification.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Position requires prolonged periods of standing, reaching, walking throughout the working day.
    • Position will be required to stoop, bend, lift, and carry items weighing up to 35 pounds for routine performance of essential functions.
    • Full range of body motion, ability to lift up to 100 pounds, if necessary, to assist lifting and moving patients.


    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center.


    BHMC is an equal opportunity employer, it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, military status, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or handicap or other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.


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