Department of Administrative Services

Physical Therapist (Per Diem) (4670HD)

$66.57-$66.57 Hourly / $4,659.90-$4,659.90 BiWeekly /
$121,623.39-$121,623.39 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state facility, this class is accountable for the assessment, planning and application of professional physical therapy for persons with physical, mental and/or intellectual disabilities.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of a physical therapist or other employee of higher grade; receives closer supervision when performing more advanced tasks.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Works under the general supervision of an Occupational Therapist or other employee of higher grade.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Assesses persons with mental, physical and/or intellectual disabilities for occupational therapy activities; gives individual and group instructions to clients in various occupational therapy activities including but not limited to activities of daily living, independent living skills, sensorimotor skills and performance components, psychosocial skill and performance components, therapeutic adaptations and specialized assessments; determines appropriate activities for individual clients consistent with physician prescription; consults with supervisors, physicians and other professionals regarding client treatment plans as needed; makes recommendations based on client progress; requisitions and distributes supplies and materials; maintains records and reports on client care and administrative matters; participates in or conducts training programs for staff therapists, occupational therapy and nursing students; escorts clients on trips into community; performs duties in client home or community setting; serves on treatment teams; attends workshops and lectures on occupational therapy and related topics; makes adaptive equipment; may serve as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP); may supervise occupational therapy students after one year of experience; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of principles and practices of occupational therapy; knowledge of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, neurology, neuroanatomy and individual and group dynamics as applied to occupational therapy; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; skill in application of occupational therapy techniques; ability to gain interest, cooperation and confidence of clients; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a license as a Physical Therapist issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Health in accordance with the applicable Connecticut General Statutes. A temporary permit to practice physical therapy may be issued by the Department of Public Health pending completion of the full licensure process.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class may be required to be fluent in a foreign language or proficient in the use of American Sign Language in certain designated positions.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to danger of injury and to moderately disagreeable conditions while providing treatment to clients/patients.

APPOINTMENT

No permanent State Employee may work in a per diem position.

COMPENSATION GUIDELINES

Compensation will be based in accordance with the following schedule:

P-1 Base Pay Hourly Rate              - HC 26 Step 5 
Fringe Benefit Rate  - 37% of Base Pay Hourly Rate (Refer to the hourly wage rate for the HD pay plan in CORE-CT) 
Shift Differential  - 15% of Base Pay Hourly Rate 
Weekend Differential  - 15% of Base Pay Hourly Rate 
Premium Holiday Hourly Rate  - 50% of Base Pay Hourly Rate 

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(37)-Therapy - (Speech/Physical/Occup/etc)

BARGAINING UNIT

(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

HD PT

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specifications for the classes of Physical Therapist 1 (RC), cc 6230 and Physical Therapist 1 (Per Diem), class code 4670 in Salary Groups HC 19/HD OT approved effective September 6, 2013. (Revised to abolish class code 6230 and re-title class code 4670)

EFFECTIVE DATE

9/19/2014

CLASS: 4670HD; EST: 6/16/1948; REV: 9/19/2014;