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The Rehabilitation Therapy Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Upstate Medical University encompasses a diverse range of therapists who have decades of experience in their field. We want to grow our team with those who are excited to learn and expand their mastery of our profession at the largest and most dynamic medical institution in the region.

Our facilities provide a continuum of comprehensive services to help patients heal, improve function, restore movement, experience less pain, and adapt to physical, cognitive, speech and language changes.

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We provide therapy in a variety of settings, programs and acuity of care, including:

  • Acute care (at 438-bed Upstate University Hospital — the region’s only Level 1 trauma center — and 314-bed Upstate Community Hospital)
  • Acute inpatient rehabilitation (at Upstate University Hospital and Upstate Community Hospital)
  • The transitional care unit (at Upstate Community Hospital)
  • Six outpatient therapy facilities (at Upstate University Hospital, the Institute for Human Performance and Western Lights Shopping Center in Syracuse; Upstate Bone and Joint Center in East Syracuse; Manlius Health Center in Manlius; and Upstate University Medicine at Township 5 in Camillus)
  • Involvement in numerous multidisciplinary clinics to serve populations in the community living with: stroke, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, urology issues (adults and pediatric clients), cancer and movement disorder.

New PM&R employees enjoy the following benefits and opportunities:

  • In-depth orientation process and mentorship
  • Access to and collaboration with experienced staff with years of experience in a variety of fields. (many of our staff hold specialized certification in numerous areas)
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of diagnoses
  • Ability to work in multiple settings
  • Continuing education opportunities 
  • Advanced training courses offered to all employees
  • Involvement in our student program
  • State-of-the-art equipment, including: Andago, Lokomat. Armeo, electrical stimulation bike, Ampcare (NMES for SLPs), walking tracks and Bioness 
  • Hospital Parking Options are Available & Managed by Upstate
    • Including shuttles to/from the parking lots and the Hospital.
  • Child care center
  • Generous Benefits & Time Off
    • Including 13 paid Holidays per year
      • Employees who work on designated holidays are eligible to recieve holiday compensation time (or pay depending on employee’s option and holiday) to be used at a mutually convenient time in the future. 
    • Work hours are typically 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for staff therapists.
      • Variations may occur based on patient care needs
      • Flexible scheduling is offered for specific reasons.
  • Retirement options
  • Campus Activities and Discounts on Tickets

What do employees have to say:

“I wanted to work at Upstate because I wanted to be pushed to continue to learn and grow as a therapist.”

“There is a higher standard of patient care and providing treatment based on current research.”

“There is a great team of therapists that I am able to learn so much from every day, in addition to the courses that Upstate offers.

Syracuse, New York: USA small city family getaway

The SUNY Upstate Medical University is in the city of Syracuse, in central New York State. Syracuse has a metropolitan area population of approximately 750,000.

Central New York is a beautiful, friendly and very affordable place to live. Summer and winter, there are ample outdoor recreational options at our numerous nearby county and state parks. Downhill and cross-country skiing, ice skating, swimming, boating and hiking opportunities are all within a 30 minute drive of the medical center. The small but trendy downtown Armory Square district offers shops, restaurants, and upscale housing.

A Creek Walk connects Armory Square to the Inner Harbor recreational area of Onondaga Lake. Syracuse University offers many cultural opportunities and our professional theatre, Syracuse Stage, offers very high quality productions. Housing is affordable. Access to and from the medical center is easy and very good school systems are available with easy commuting distance to downtown.

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Our Neighbors on University Hill

Many restaurants, nightclubs and shops are within walking distance of campus on "the hill" near Marshall Street, and downtown in and around Armory Square .

The city's New York State Fairgrounds, site of the annual New York State Fair, also has a year-round schedule of ice shows, hobby shows and similar activities. Public transportation is available to shopping areas, theaters, restaurants and recreational areas.

The Greater Neighborhood

From a few minutes to an hour away

Numerous golf courses, both public and private, are located in the city and surrounding towns.

Central New York is a haven for enthusiasts of winter as well as summer sports. Downhill and cross-country ski areas are within easy driving distance. Skating, tobogganing, dogsledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing, ice boating and other cold weather activities are also popular.

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Upstate Locations

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Upstate Regional Rehabilitation Centers at University Hospital
Upstate University Hospital
Map & directions
Rm. N2104
750 East Adams Street, Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:30am-4:30pm

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Upstate Regional Rehabilitation Centers at Bone & Joint Center
Upstate Bone and Joint Center
Map & directions
Suite 201
6620 Fly Road, East Syracuse, NY 13057
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Office Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. - 8am-4:30pm; Tues. Thurs. - 8am-6pm

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Upstate Regional Rehabilitation Centers at Manlius
Manlius Health Center
Map & directions
Suite 200
102 West Seneca Street, Manlius, NY 13104
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Office Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. - 8am-4:30pm; Tues. Thurs. - 7:30am-6pm

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Upstate Regional Rehabilitation Centers at IHP
Institute For Human Performance (IHP)
Map & directions
1st Fl.
505 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Office Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. - 7am-4:30pm; Tues. Thurs. - 7am-6pm

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Upstate Regional Rehabilitation Centers at Western Lights
Upstate Rehabilitation at Western Lights
Map & directions
Suite B-100
4671 Onondaga Boulevard, Syracuse, NY 13219
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Office Hours: M, W: 8:00am - 4:30pm Tues & Thurs: 8:00am - 6:00pm Fri: 7:30am - 4pm

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Upstate Regional Rehabilitation Centers at Community Hospital
Upstate Community Hospital
Map & directions
4900 Broad Road, Syracuse, NY 13215
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7am-4pm

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Upstate Regional Rehabilitation Centers at Township 5
Township 5 Camillus
Map & directions
Suite 500
208 Township Blvd, Camillus, NY 13031
Phone: 315 464-6543

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