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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 04/11/18

Applications Due04/25/18

Vacancy ID51356

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleHead Physical Therapist

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade20

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $62726 to $79577 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Franklin

Street Address 2445 State Route 30

City Tupper Lake


Zip Code12986

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
For qualified employees of New York State: Must have had three months of permanent competitive as a
Senior Physical Therapist or Head Physical Therapist.

For all other qualified individuals: the candidate must be a licensed Physical Therapist in the State of
New York and have had post-licensure experience as follows: three years of work experience as a
Physical Therapist, one of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.

The Head Physical Therapist plans and supervises physical therapy for individuals with developmental disabilities. Supervises a staff of physical therapy and adaptive equipment specialist personnel; plans and supervises training for staff; assigns staff to treatment teams and patients to individual therapists; approves individual treatment plans and group exercise plans; plans treatment for outpatient and state operated day care patients; works with community groups and agencies to ensure treatment of eligible groups.

• Observes, evaluates and documents individual's progress to determine response to physical therapy recommendations, interventions and treatment goals.
• Evaluates for and justifies Durable Medical Equipment as required.
• Develops individual specific methodologies for safe patient mobility for written staff instruction.
• Attends team meetings to represent the physical therapy components of the treatment plan as needed.
• Coordinates and integrates physical therapy recommendations with those of other disciplines.
• As member of a treatment team collaborates with other disciplines in identifying and writing
goals for individuals and reviews goals in conjunction with other staff.
• Instructs other physical therapy staff and service providers in therapy techniques and objectives.
• Comply with Sunmount operational policies and procedures.
• Participate as needed as a consultant with the community therapeutic dining team.
• Participates as a key member of the Safe Patient Handling committee and SPH Policy implementation.
• Works closely with Adaptive Equipment Specialist in maintaining, servicing, and ordering necessary equipment.
• Works as needed with contract Physical Therapy staff.
• Other Duties as Assigned.

Additional Comments Please note:
• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
• Position may be eligible for Loan Forgiveness via the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program:
• For more information on PSLF, please visit

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Sunmount OHRM

Telephone 518-359-4150

Fax 518-359-4161

Email Address


Street 2445 State Route 30

City Tupper Lake

State NY

Zip Code 12986


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference the above EOA # 18-41 in all correspondence.

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