UNITED HOSPITAL CENTER
POSITION DESCRIPTION AND COMPETENCY EVALUATION
TITLE: STAFF PHYSICAL THERAPIST
DEPARTMENT: UNITED HOME HEALTH/PEOPLE’S HOSPICE
REPORTS TO: NURSE MANAGERS UNITED HOME HEALTH/POEOPLE’S HOSPICE/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
q 90 DAY
q 90 DAY TRANSFER
Responsible for the evaluation, clinical assessment, treatment plan, performance of therapeutic procedures and progression of physical therapy patients. Responsibilities also include consultation with medical staff and health professionals, completion of clinical records and insurance forms and supervision of assistive personnel.
1. Have completed a Bachelors, Masters or doctorate Science degree in Physical Therapy from a school of physical therapy.
2. Current physical therapy licensure within the state of West Virginia.
3. Must be eligible to be a member of the APTA and WVPTA.
4. 1 - 2 years experience as a Physical Therapist preferred.
5. Ability to communicate effectively both verbal and written.
6. Must possess valid WV drivers license and must have automobile liability insurance of $100,000/$300,000 on his/her vehicle.
7. Must have reliable vehicle.
8. Current CPR certification.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS FOR STAFF PHYSICAL THERAPIST
THIS DESCRIPTION DOES NOT STATE OR IMPLY THAT THE DUTIES, ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, AND JOB REQUIREMENTS ARE THE ONLY PARAMETERS FOR THIS POSITION. ASSOCIATES ARE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW JOB-RELATED INSTRUCTION AND PERFORM OTHER JOB RELATED ACTIVITIES REQUESTED BY THEIR SUPERVISOR.
ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION IN ORDER TO PROVIDE A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO INDIVIDUALS WITH PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITIES AS DEFINED BY THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. SOME REQUIREMENTS MAY EXCLUDE INDIVIDUALS WHO POSE A DIRECT THREAT OR SIGNIFICANT TO THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THEMSELVES, THE PATIENTS, OR OTHER ASSOCIATES.
§ Frequent walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping and feeling are necessary body movements utilized in performing duties throughout the work shift.
§ Must be able to lift, move and position patients of all weights, with varying amounts of assistance in a fair manner on a regular and recurring basis.
§ Must be able to communicate effectively.
§ Visual acuity must be within normal range.
§ Must be able to perform heavy work: exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Staff Physical Therapist
Dept: United Home Health/People’s Hospice