In state facilities this class is accountable for the supervision of a physical therapy program.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
In a facility which has no Director of Rehabilitation Therapies, this class has programmatic and administrative responsibility for a therapy program. Supervision of other employees is not necessary provided there is supervision of a program in the absence of a Director. Where used in a supervisory capacity, this class must supervise at least two (2) filled professional therapist positions.
Receives general direction from the Director of Rehabilitation Therapies, Assistant Superintendent, physician or other employee of higher grade.
May supervise Physical Therapists and students and staff in other therapy disciplines.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Plans, directs and/or contributes to the planning and directing of a physical therapy program;
Develops diagnostic tools and administrative procedures for physical therapy department within a state facility or hospital
Develops and maintains departmental standards;
Supervises and instructs staff and intern therapists in new physical therapy techniques and implementation of new procedures;
Provides inservice training;
Supervises therapy staff and reviews their reports;
Assigns individuals to physical therapy staff;
Conducts and/or participates in clinics, child study meetings and case conferences to provide consultation to attending physician and other therapeutics disciplines regarding individual level of functioning, treatment plans and progress;
Arranges individual appointments for clinic visits, further testing by other disciplines and physical therapy treatments such as whirlpools, etc.;
Administers physical therapy treatments to individuals;
Prepares and maintains reports on individual diagnosis, treatment and progress;
Meets with other department heads to discuss clinical and administrative issues;
Maintains and orders supplies and equipment;
May act for Chief of Rehabilitation Therapies in his/her absence;
May maintain liaison with local and state agencies for continuance of physical therapy services upon individual discharge;
May make home visits and/or transport and escort individuals off grounds;
May participate in ad hoc committee meetings;
May represent physical therapy department by speaking to community groups;
May make adaptive equipment;
May serve as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP);
May supervise related therapy areas;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
principles and practices of physical therapy;
physiology, applied anatomy and kinesiology;
physical and/or intellectual disorders;
Knowledge of community service;
oral and written communication skills;
in administering physical therapy in its various forms;
instructing and supervising others in practice of physical therapy skills;
Ability to utilize computer software;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of experience as a Physical Therapist.
Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain licensure as a Physical Therapist in the State of Connecticut.
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.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(37)-Therapy - (Speech/Physical/Occup/etc)
(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Physical Therapy Supervisor (37.5 Hour) in Salary Group XC 29 approved effective October 18, 2019. (Reviewed for content and revised to update terminology, modernize format and add an Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-254