Garnet Health

Physical Therapist Assistant

Job Locations US-NY-Harris
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 5 months ago(5/14/2021 9:57 AM)
Physical Location
Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills
Campus : Location
# of Openings
Rehabilitation Therapy
Shift (1) : Shift Type
4 - All Per diem
Shift (1) : If Other, Shift Slot
Per Diem. Variable shifts, including rotating weekends and holidays.


Garnet Health (formerly Greater Hudson Valley Health System,) is a New York State, not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Middletown, New York, approximately 60 miles north of New York City. Garnet Health is comprised of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Foundation and Garnet Health Foundation - Catskills.  Garnet Health is dedicated to developing specialty services, medical programs and needed healthcare services that allow residents to remain close to home to receive quality care.

Providing healthcare to nearly 450,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, Garnet Health was designed to improve the quality, stability and efficiency of healthcare services in the mid-Hudson and Catskill region. Services provided by more than 3,300 employed professionals and over 850 medical staff members, makes Garnet Health one of the largest healthcare providers in the tri-county area. The System’s three hospital campuses (Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills (Harris and Callicoon, NY) and Garnet Health Medical Center (Middletown, NY) plus several outpatient facilities, offer a broad spectrum of care including:


A para professional who is a graduate of a two year program for Physical Therapist Assistants.  The Physical Therapy Assistant is responsible for providing direct patient care under the immediate supervision of the Physical Therapist, as well as for assisting the therapist in any procedure or function including those not related to direct patient care when directed.  He/she performs such functions under the general supervision of the Staff Physical Therapist.


Minimum Education: AAS in Physical Therapist Assistance.


Minimum Experience: N/A


Required Certification/Registration: Licensed and registered in New York State with one year experience preferred or possession of a New York State limited permit. A physical therapist assistant practicing under a limited permit will have 6 months from the date of issuance of the limited permit to successfully pass the New York State licensing examination.


Physical Requirements: Position will primarily be medium to heavy work, requiring lifting in excess of 25 pounds. Requires physical capacity to transfer and/or assist in the transfer of a variety of patients, transport bulky equipment safely, and consistently practice proper body mechanics. Will require bending, twisting, pushing, pulling, stooping, kneeling, and reaching. Requires 20% sitting and 80% standing. Expressing or exchanging ideas by spoken and written word is required. Work week days vary with department requirements.

Working Conditions:
• Environmental Demands and Exposure to Hazards: Works in a clean, well- lighted, heated or ventilated facility. No routine exposure to hazards. May have occasional exposure to blood, body substances, infectious materials, chemical hazards, vibration, radiation, slippery surfaces, or noise that may result from performance of duties.
• Physical Demands: Demonstrates physical and functional ability to perform full anatomical range of motion to accomplish tasks. Evidence of visual and aural acuity and finger and hand dexterity to operate computer and office equipment. Can withstand long periods of sitting, standing and/or constant walking. Ability to lift 25 lbs.
• Mental Demands: Ability to foster collaborative relationships, to work well under pressure, to organize and synthesize new information, and prioritize tasks. Possesses critical thinking, analytical skills and flexibility. Ability to multi-task. Required detailed attention to work in an environment where interruptions cannot be controlled. Demonstrates sensitivity to customer needs and expectations. May be subject to irregular hours including evenings or potentially weekends to participate in operational and community events as necessary.


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