Physical Therapist Specialist - Full Time - Physical Therapy
Company: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Posted on: March 24, 2020
Job DescriptionJOB SUMMARY: Under general direction assesses,
treats and evaluates patients who require physical therapy services
in collaboration with physicians, other healthcare providers, and
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.
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
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
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION
Non-supervisory - Two thousand (2,000) hours in the specialty area
of direct patient care, and passed the specialist board exam.
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
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
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.
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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