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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 in acute care and acute rehabilitation setting, according to department's standard of care.
  • Establish treatment goals and create plan of care to attain established goals.
  • Provide appropriate prn education to patient and family alike.
  • Provide instruction to the patient, family members and other health care professionals involved in the care of the patient.
  • Participate prn in interdisciplinary rounds & huddles.
  • Evaluate and submit requests for durable medical equipment and adaptive assistive devices, orthotics, and prosthetic needs.
  • Complete and submit all required patient documentation in electronic medical record; and related work paperwork.
  • Schedule patients, keep attendance, billing, and treatment records.
  • Bill for all services rendered & maintain dept. productivity standards & procedures.   
  • Serve as a clinical instructor for Junior/ Level I students.
  • Provide supervision to Physical Therapist Assistants, aides and volunteers.
  • Consult with physician regarding patient care.
  • Participate in departmental in-services and other departmental and interdepartmental activities.   
  • Adhere to all compliance regulations, licensure requirements, and federal and state regulations.
  • Model the WE CARE values of the institution. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
  • New York State Physical Therapist Licensure.
  • Entry level 0+ years of experience (new graduates are welcome to apply).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BLS/CPR Certification. 

Work Schedule:

Sunday to Thursday; 9:00AM to 5:00PM (Full-Time)

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

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


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