Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Must be currently permanent in the title of Physical Therapy Assistant 2.
• Must be active and reachable on the appropriate Civil Service eligible list for Physical Therapy Assistant 2.
• Must be eligible for 70.1 transfer by way of current permanent status in a title deemed comparable by the NYS Department of Civil Service to the Senior Occupational Therapist AND meet the minimum qualifications as noted on the exam announcement*
*Must possess a License to practice as a Physical Therapist and one year of post-licensure physical therapy experience AND have two years of post-certification physical therapy assistant experience.
Duties Description PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist, the PTA 2:
• Supports direct care staff by providing Safe Patient Handling trainings and other trainings as needed.
• Cleans, sanitizes, and inspects lift equipment. Performs basic wheelchair adjustments and repairs.
• Serves as a member of the Safe Patient Handling committee and participate in all meetings.
• Provides Physical Therapy interventions in the Article 16 Clinic to individuals with ID/DD.
• Gives patients simple instructions for exercises and transfer procedures (e.g., bed to wheelchair)
• Observes and reports progress
• Maintains documentation in the EHR
• Cleans and stores equipment after treatment
• More Details will be discussed at interview.
• You must have a valid driver’s license to apply as travel may be involved in performance of the duties of this position. This may include a state-owned vehicle, as available, or the employee’s own car. An employee who uses his/her own car will be reimbursed at current negotiated rates. You must also be proficient in various information technology systems as well as setting up and managing paper and electronic filing systems.
Additional Comments OTHER: *Please note, posted Hiring Salary includes the sum of the statutory hiring rate for PS&T Grade 14 ($49,202), Geographic Pay ($2,500), and Downstate Adjustment ($3,026). Geographic Pay and Mid-Hudson Adjustment pay added to the job rate ($62,806) for the PS&T Grade 14.
• Preference will be given to individuals with skills/experience in sensory stimulation techniques and tools.
• The assignment of PS&T employees will be made in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between PEF and Hudson Valley DDSO regarding the posting of job vacancies.
• 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.
• If you are employed by state government, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit www.studentAid.gov/publicservice.
• Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office at (518) 473-4785 or Email at email@example.com to obtain information
• OPWDD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
• 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 their 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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