Physical Therapist Specialist - Full Time - Physical Therapy
Company: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Posted on: January 16, 2020
Tracking Code Job DescriptionJOB SUMMARY: Under general direction
assesses, treats and evaluates patients who require physical
therapy services in collaboration with physicians, other healthcare
providers, and patient/family. The following duties are intended to
provide a representative summary of the major duties and
responsibilities and ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive
list of all duties performed by all employees in this
classification. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all
duties listed and may be required to perform additional,
position-specific duties. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES Provides physical
therapy assessment, testing, treatment and evaluation of patients
in an accurate and timely manner. Adheres to the regulatory and
practice standards of physical therapy. Documents evaluation
outcomes, findings and treatments. Coordinates patient discharge.
Educates patient/family with physical therapy exercises, activities
and equipment. Maintains statistical information of referrals and
treatments. Orders, provides and evaluates durable medical
equipment/devices based on needs of patient. Supervises, trains and
delegates activities of support staff, interns and volunteers.
Develops staff skills and training plans. Provides patient, family
and community education. Acts as clinical instructor for student
physical therapists; provides educational opportunities for
volunteers to observe; and promotes the field of physical therapy.
Participates in care conferences, rounds and various committees.
Educates staff on physical therapy issues. Represents the
organization at community and professional events. Performs other
duties as assigned.Required Skills
- Knowledge of the regulations and practice standards of physical
- Knowledge of direct patient care for physical therapy
- Knowledge of equipment and instruments used in daily
- Skill in assessing, treating and evaluating physical therapy
- Skill in using applicable equipment and instruments.
- Skill in effectively managing, leading and training staff, and
delegating tasks and authority.
- Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects
- Skill in critical thinking in the performance of physical
- Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working
relationships with others. Required ExperienceMINIMUM EDUCATION
QUALIFICATION A Master's degree in Physical Therapy from an
accredited college program. Progressively responsible
professional/exempt work experience may be substituted on a
year-for-year basis for college education. MINIMUM EXPERIENCE
QUALIFICATION Non-supervisory - Two thousand (2,000) hours in the
specialty area of direct patient care, and passed the specialist
board exam. OR Completed or enrolled in a residency or fellowship
in the area of the specialty and upon completion of the residency,
pass the board exam in that specialty. Direct Patient Care/
Electrophysiologic Testing: Applicants must submit evidence of
2,000 hours of direct patient care in the specialty area within the
last ten years. 25% of which must have occurred within the last
three years. The applicant must include evidence of performing a
minimum of 500 complete electroneuromyography examinations during
those hours. The remainder of the patient hours may include
observation of examinations and supervised examinations. Direct
patient care must include activities in each of the elements of
patient/client management applicable to the specialty area and
included in the Description of Specialty Practice: Clinical
Electrophysiologic Physical Therapy (DSP). These elements, as
defined in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, are
examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention.
Each board-certified specialist is obligated to participate in
ongoing professional development, within his or her designated
specialty area, which leads to a level of practice consistent with
acceptable standards. MINIMUM CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION
- Current State of Alaska Physical Therapy License OR a current
Physical Therapist License in another state and must obtain an
Alaska Physical Therapy License within 6 months.
- Current Basic Life Support card required.
- Must Pass the APTA Specialist Certification Exam in Clinical
Electrophysiologic and or be in a residency program that is
preparing you to take the exam upon completion. Job Location
Anchorage, Alaska, United States Position Type
Keywords: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Anchorage , Physical Therapist Specialist - Full Time - Physical Therapy, Healthcare , Anchorage, Alaska
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