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Position Title: Physical Therapist, Staff
Reports To: Director, Physical Therapy
Position Summary:
The staff Physical Therapist functions under the general supervision of the Director of
Physical Therapy. The staff Physical Therapist assumes responsibility and accountability
for a designated group of patients and provides physical therapy evaluations, modalities
and treatments in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures,
maintaining the highest degree of quality patient care.
The staff Physical Therapist also assumes responsibility and accountability for the care of
those patients being treated by Physical Therapist Assistants and may be assigned to
orient staff and students and to assume the duties and responsibilities of the supervisor in
the absence of that individual.
The Physical Therapist accurately assesses patients’ needs; identifies and initiates
appropriate physical therapy interventions; provides patient and family teaching; and
works cooperatively with other patient team personnel in maintaining standards for
professional physical therapy practice and interdisciplinary teamwork. These functions
are carried out according to clinic policy in accordance with the mission and vision of the
clinic and consistent with the philosophy of the department.
The Physical Therapist participates in performance improvement and program
development activities. Responsibilities include providing input into the budgetary
planning process; contributing to cost effectiveness of services and programs provided by
the department; communicating the employee’s observations and suggestions related to
opportunities for improvement; and maintaining positive relations with all customers.
Reporting Relationships:
The staff Physical Therapist functions under the general supervision of the department
director or designee.
Current licensure as a Physical Therapist in the state therapist is practicing.
One year of experience or equivalent in the care of patients in an orthopaedic setting.
Physical and Sensory Demands:
Good general health and stress coping ability. Full mobility and ability to participate in
vigorous activity. Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with all constituents
(patients, families, peers, and other healthcare team members) as needed for assessment,
intervention, and professional development. Possess near vision acuity for accurate
reading of equipment and recording on patient charts. Must be physically able to lift,
support and move patients.
Working Conditions:
OSHA Task Category One: There is an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin
contact with blood, body fluids, or tissues or a potential for spills or splashes during the
performance of the job. Universal precautions must be observed and protective devices
worn by the employee when performing those tasks likely to cause exposure.
Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids Used:
Therapeutic exercise and modality devices including by not limited to: electronic
equipment, exercise equipment, hydrotherapy equipment, electrical lifts, ambulation
devices, wheelchairs, computer, phone, and dictation equipment.
Key Performance Functions
Provision of Care/Services:
Provides patient care services to patients of all ages including:
1. Performs patient assessment
2. Establishes plan of care
3. Assesses the effectiveness of treatment and modifies treatment to achieve goals
4. Assesses educational needs of the patient, family, caregiver or significant other
and provides education to meet those needs
5. Plans for discharge
6. Communicate with patient, family, caregivers, significant other and members of
the healthcare team to promote maximum benefit of care
Provides an environment conducive to safety for patients, visitors, and staff. Assesses the
risks for safety and implements appropriate precautions. Complies with appropriate and
approved safety standards.
Utilizes the appropriate leadership skills in delegating, organizing and educating
coworkers and staff. Coordinates and supervises appropriate levels of staff including
interns, students and volunteers. Responds to department needs. Participates in and
contributes to quality improvement process for the department and institution.
Conservation of Resources:
Demonstrates an understanding of treatment costs and financial support as they relate to
quality and efficiency.
Other Duties as Assigned:
Performs other duties as assigned to support the overall effectiveness of the department.
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