Physical Therapist III

Recruitment #190723-UNCX-296


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.

OSDH is seeking a full time Physical Therapist providing support to Garfield County. This is an unclassified position, PIN #34003129, in state government, located at Garfield County Health Department in Enid, Oklahoma.  OSDH comprehensive Benefits Package, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance [click here]. The annual salary for this position is up to $59,882.00 based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
Responsible for Oklahoma's early intervention program is designed to meet the needs of infants and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays. Provide professional level work in planning, evaluating and implementing physical therapy treatment programs and activities for individuals and groups.  Perform all responsibilities at the full performance level of a physical therapist.  Assume a lead role in evaluation, assessment, and program planning and intervention .Perform advanced level technical duties in physical therapy.  May assume a lead role in evaluation, assessment, program planning, intervention, supervise physical therapy students during field work experience, and may be responsible for in-service training in areas of recognized expertise at the local, regional and state level.  Positions which are the only physical therapy position in a facility, with overall responsibility for the physical therapy program, may also be included.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
*Plans, conducts, and evaluates physical therapy treatment/intervention programs and activities.
*Interprets physician referrals and determines appropriate evaluation procedures.
*Makes recommendations concerning standardized treatments or intervention based on medical indications.
*Completes patient assessments related to various physical skills and functional abilities, including neuro-muscular, coordination and control, balance and ambulation.
*Interprets results and proposes a treatment/intervention plan in conjunction with other team members, including short and long range goals, frequency and duration.
*Provides treatment/intervention according to the prescribed plan, including task oriented activities, neuro-motor activities, and patient/family counseling and activities.
*Participates in the assessment, design and fabrication of adaptive equipment and orthotic devices.
*Evaluates patient response to treatment/ intervention and makes recommendations on changes in treatment as required.
*Maintains records concerning treatment/intervention provided, including both subjective and objective data.
*Maintains records on each patient.
*Participates in a multidisciplinary team to assist in developing intervention strategies to meet the client's needs.
*May provide limited supervision and training to therapy assistants and aides in the care and treatment of patients and the proper completion of standardized procedures.
*All other duties as assigned.
*Travel may be required.

Education and Experience
Current Oklahoma license as a Physical Therapist issued by the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision.  Two additional years of qualifying experience or an advanced level master’s degree or doctorate in pediatric rehabilitative services, pediatric occupational therapy, special education, or other similar degree may be substituted for two years only of the required experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the principles, practices, and ethics of professional physical therapy; of therapeutic techniques and their application to physical therapy; of anatomy and physiology; of standardized and special treatments related to physical therapy; of procedures for evaluating various skills and abilities; and of the supplies, materials and equipment used in conducting physical therapy.  Ability is required to evaluate individual skills and abilities; to develop physical therapy treatment plans; to administer prescribed treatments or conduct planned activities; to establish effective working relationships with others; to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing; to exercise initiative and independent judgment; and to provide in-service training at the local, regional and state levels in identified areas of expertise.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Varied activities including sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, pushing, and reaching.




If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


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Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.