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Physical Therapist 3

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Local Title: Physical Therapist 3
Budget Title: Teaching Hospital Physical Therapist III
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Clinical, Patient Care


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Physical Therapist 3. The successful candidate will:

  • Evaluate and treat patients referred for skilled physical therapy service according to the department standards of care.
  • Establish treatment goals and create plans of care to attain the established goals.
  • Evaluate and submit requests for assistive devices, orthotic and prosthetic needs.
  • Submit all necessary paperwork, as well as electronic medical records and daily billing according to the department policy and procedure.
  • Educate patients and families about appropriate precautions, home exercise program, safety, fall prevention, use of appropriate assistive device, etc.
  • Participate in departmental in-services.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a dynamic environment, be a team player, and a role model for other staff members.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from an institution accredited by New York State.
  • New York State Physical Therapist licensure.
  • New graduates are welcome to apply.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science Degree/Doctor of Physical Therapy preferred.

Work Schedule:

Monday to Friday; 8:30am to 4:30pm
(Will require some Saturday, Sunday and holiday coverage, as needed.)

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:


  An approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.


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