PHYSICAL THERAPIST - 195 DAY

Location
Manassas, VA, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Nov 21, 2020
Ref
00034932
JOB STATUS: OPEN

EFFECTIVE: SY 2021-22

POSTING DATE: 11/19/2020

CLOSING DATE: 06/10/2022 04:30 PM

POSTING NUMBER: 00034932

SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT: To Be Determined

LOCATION: Prince William County,VA

POSITION TITLE: PHYSICAL THERAPIST - 195 DAY

REPORTS TO:
Administrative Coordinator for OI, APE, OT and PT Special Education Department

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Physical therapists must hold a Bachelor, Masters, or Doctorate degree from an approved and accredited physical therapy program. Physical therapists must complete supervised clinical practice in varied settings. Previous pediatric experience is preferred. PWCS is interested in candidates with ESL and bilingual credentials and foreign language fluency.

STATE REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

meet requirements set forth by American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Virginia Board of Medicine. This includes passage of the national licensure examination and ongoing active participation in continuing competency learning activities to obtain and maintain licensure to practice as issued by the Virginia Board of Medicine (See 18 VAC 112-20-10 et seq.).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Physical Demands : The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; sit; use tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, with assistance, lift and/or move up to 150 pounds; when more than 150 pounds must be moved, a hydraulic lift is to be used. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment : The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. There are multiple work environments (examples: classroom, hallways, bathroom, cafeteria, playground, gym). Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

BASIC FUNCTION/NATURE OF WORK:

Physical therapists are licensed health care professionals who provide educationally related services to special education students ages 2 through 21 when services are needed for a student to benefit from the special education program. Physical therapists diagnose and manage movement dysfunction and enhance physical and functional abilities. They work on the acquisition of basic motor skills necessary for functional ability and gait in the school environments as well as the student's capability for participating with peers during learning activities. Physical therapists provide equal educational opportunities by promoting increased independence in the least restrictive environment. They work collaboratively with educational staff to identify areas where support is needed and provide training in the therapeutic management of students, such as positioning, safety and mobility, and the use of mobility equipment. The analytical skills required by the job are varied and advanced. Essential job functions require the ability to collaborate in developing and supporting long-and short-range objectives in the students' Individualized Educational Program (IEP). Physical Therapists analyze student strengths and weaknesses and prepare an intervention plan to maximize student educational performance. They collaborate with team members to provide therapeutic interventions, environmental adaptations, and instructional modifications to support student achievement in the educational setting.

DIMENSIONS:

SUPERVISION • Supervise licensed physical therapist assistants (LPTA) according to state regulations and assist the administrative coordinator in evaluation of the licensed physical therapist assistants' job performance analysis. • Supervise and evaluate physical therapy fieldwork students in accordance with accredited program guidelines.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES/ILLUSTRATIVE EX OF WORK:

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND ETHICS • Adheres to established federal, state, and local laws and regulations. • Refines and develops professional skills through in-service training, professional reading, and mandatory continuing education. • Maintains confidentiality of student information. • Exchanges professional information with peers through formal and informal means, and through mentoring of new therapists. • Works within the Prince William County Public School's standard operating procedures (SOP) and practices. GENERAL • Travel to assigned schools. • Make scheduling decisions for service delivery based on individual student and school needs. • Respond to Child Study observation requests; provide recommendations in developing Child Study plans as needed. • Consult with educational staff on specific program needs as appropriate. • Respond to evaluation referrals for students with disabilities. Physical therapists select appropriate evaluation tools, evaluate students, interpret findings, and report results. Areas of evaluation include, but are not limited to: strength, range of motion, balance, endurance and coordination, posture, muscle performance, and motor function to determine present level of function. • Assist the IEP team in determining present level of performance/function and developing Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) goals and objectives. • Maintain oral and written communication with educational personnel, parents, and community agencies regarding assigned schools and students. This can include, but is not limited to therapy session logs/notes, data collection, reports, telephone contact, and Medicaid documentation. • Oversee implementation of therapeutic programs for students by educational personnel and student caregivers. • Participate in the selection, design and/or construction of necessary adaptive equipment.

DAYS: 195

FULL TIME/PART TIME: Full Time

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