- Entry level qualifying master’s or doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited program OR Graduate from an APTA approved program of Physical Therapy at the master's or bachelor’s level with 2 years proven work and Continuing Education experience that indicates applicant has mastered the knowledge base that would typically be taught in a Doctorate program - required
- Broad-based clinical experience in multiple settings - preferred.
- Licensed as a Physical Therapist.
- Current Basic Life Support certification.
- Valid Driver’s license.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Knowledge of musculoskeletal physiology including active/passive range of motion, gait, strength, biomechanics and mental cognition in order to administer a variety of standardized assessments, being able to select the most appropriate test for a specific client and implement treatments accordingly.
- Knowledge of the neuro system and how to assess neuro-related issues that cause musculoskeletal changes, and how to treat them effectively, and when it is appropriate to refer to other health care providers.
- Knowledge in general medical conditions, and ability to refer patients to the appropriate provider when the limitations they present with are not musculoskeletal in nature or require further evaluation.
- Knowledge in various techniques for providing sound assessments, evaluations, treatment planning, and treatments for patients presenting with various diagnoses and functional deficits among the general population.
- Knowledge of various regulations and practice standards as they relate to PT including billing mechanisms (Medicaid, Medicare and third-party payers) that may be available for patient equipment and services.
- Skills to utilize, properly fit and train patients with adaptive devices. Including but not limited to splints, braces, orthoses, seating equipment, durable medical equipment and ADL assistive device
- Skills in expressing self clearly and effectively in written and spoken communication in documentation of written reports, client progress notes, narrative summaries, as well as in training clinical and non-clinical staff; consulting with upper management, outside agencies, organizations, and subordinates; networking with other providers in the community; and proficient in public speaking.
- Demonstrates skills utilizing information technology. Proficiency with computers including multiple software applications. Able to interface with multiple programs. Uses technologies such as laptops, tablets and imaging devices.
- Must have the ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, teachers, community members and non-PT service professionals, persons of any level of understanding. Including the ability to translate complex PT service diagnoses, evaluations, and therapies into simple oral and written language that others can understand.
- Must have the physical ability to deliver treatment techniques and assist patient mobility while keeping patients and self-safe.
- Must have the ability to exercise sound judgment in all aspects of employment such as patient care, workplace safety and employee relations.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Up to 50% travel expected
Safety and Risk Management Responsibilities:
- Employees are responsible for complying with safe work rules; reporting all accidents and injuries immediately; cooperating in all accident and injury investigations; reporting defective equipment and unsafe conditions
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
The employee must be able to lift and/or push/pull up to 50 lbs. alone or as part of a team.
The employee may be expected to lift patients as required.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The setting for this role will include office and healthcare settings. Exposure to controlled temperature environments, both hot and cold, is to be expected.
All procedures or other job-related tasks may involve an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids or tissues, or a potential for spill or splashes of (blood or body fluids).