New York State of Opportunity

New York State Department of Civil Service announces Continuous Recruitment Examination Open to All Qualified Individuals

Careers in Physical Therapy

Applications Accepted
Continuously
Tests To Be Held
Periodically

 

Exams Included on This Announcement
Examination Number and Title Salary Grade Beginning Salary Job Rate
20-573 Physical Therapy Assistant 1

11

$38,464

$49,417

20-574 Physical Therapy Assistant 2

Rockland County

14

$45,455


$47,955

$58,028


$60,528

20-575

Physical Therapist


Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties


Helen Hayes Hospital

16

$50,722


$51,297


$56,722

$64,557


$65,132


$70,557

20-576

Senior Physical Therapist


Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties


Cortland, Madison, Oneida, and Onondaga Counties


Elmira Psychiatric Center


Helen Hayes Hospital and Oxford Veterans' Home

18

$56,604


$57,054


$61,104


$61,104


$62,604

$71,980


$72,430


$76,480


$76,480


$77,980

NO APPLICATION PROCESSING FEE REQUIRED

Appointees who work in the five boroughs of New York City or in Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, or Westchester Counties will receive an additional $3,026 downstate adjustment. Appointees who work in Dutchess, Orange, or Putnam Counties will receive an additional $1,513 mid-Hudson adjustment.

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Minimum Qualifications

On or before the date of filing application, you must meet the following requirements:

For No. 20-573: you must be eligible* for certification OR be certified and currently registered to practice as a Physical Therapy Assistant in New York State. After two years of satisfactory experience as a Physical Therapy Assistant 1, you will be advanced to Physical Therapy Assistant 2 without further examination.

For No. 20-574: you must be certified and currently registered to practice as a Physical Therapy Assistant in New York State AND have two years of post certification physical therapy assistant experience.

For No. 20-575: you must be eligible* for a limited permit OR have a license and current registration to practice Physical Therapy in New York State. After one year of satisfactory experience as a Physical Therapist, you will be advanced to Senior Physical Therapist without further examination.

* If you are applying under eligibility for certification or for a limited permit:

For No. 20-576: You must be licensed and currently registered to practice Physical Therapy in New York State AND have one year of post licensure physical therapy experience.

For information on how to apply for certification or licensure, write or call: NYS Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Physical Therapy Unit, State Education Building – 2nd Floor, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234, (518) 474-3800. NYSED can also be contacted through the Internet at www.op.nysed.gov/prof/pt. The American Physical Therapy Association may be contacted at (800) 999-2782 or through the Internet at www.apta.org/.

Notes

  1. In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
  2. If appointed you may be required to become an enrolled Medicare provider; obtain and provide to your employer a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number issued by the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES); and otherwise actively participate to the degree necessary to allow for your services to be billed through Medicare and Medicaid. If you are appointed and you lose the ability to bill through Medicare and Medicaid, you may be terminated from your employment.
  3. If, after appointment, your limited permit expires; you fail to obtain certification; or your license, certification and/or registration are not maintained, action will be taken to remove you from the position.
  4. Credentials will be reviewed at the time of interview.
  5. All statements made on the application are subject to investigation.
  6. Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.

The Positions

These positions exist in the residential facilities and community programs of the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities and the Office of Mental Health; in the rehabilitation centers and long-term care facilities operated by the Department of Health; and at the New York State School for the Blind at Batavia and the New York State School for the Deaf at Rome.

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Duties

As a Physical Therapy Assistant 1 or 2, you would, under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist or Senior Physical Therapist, administer a variety of selected forms of physical therapy such as ultraviolet or infrared rays and massage; give patient instructions for simple exercises and transfer procedures (e.g., bed to wheelchair) and clean and store equipment after treatment.

As a Physical Therapist, you would plan and conduct medically prescribed treatment for patients with physical disabilities resulting from disease or injury utilizing all physical therapy methods. You would perform the duties of a first-level professional clinician under the supervision of a Senior Physical Therapist. You might supervise Physical Therapy Assistants. As a Senior Physical Therapist, you would function as an advanced clinician and may supervise Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.

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Subject of Examination

There will be no written test. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your education and experience will be evaluated against the general background/critical activities of the position. It is essential that you describe your education and experience as completely as possible on the examination application NYS-APP form. Ambiguity, vagueness, or omissions will not be decided in your favor. DO NOT send resumes. If you need more space, attach additional 8 1/2" x 11" sheets, following the same format used on the application form. Additional unsolicited information will not be accepted after the last day for filing.

Your final score must be 70 or higher in order to pass. Rank on the eligible list will be determined after adding any wartime veterans’ and Civil Service Law Section 85-a credits to your final passing score.

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How and Where to Apply