Physical Therapist

Recruitment #210520-UNCX-263

Introduction

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.

Physical Therapist I, II and III

Region 9 has one opening on the Early Intervention team that provides services for Choctaw, McCurtain and Pushmataha Counties, located in Southeast Oklahoma.  Disciplines to be considered for this vacancy will be Occupation Therapist, Physical Therapist, Child Development Specialist or Special Educator.   Duty station will be determined upon hire.  Please apply for the discipline you wish to be considered.

OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packageincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependentsFor more information about the benefit allowance [click here].The annual salary for this position is based on education and experience.

Level I – Up to $49,225.00
Level II – Up to $53,949.00
Level III – Up to $59,882.00

Position Description:  
This position is assigned responsibilities involving advanced level duties in Physical therapy.  Incumbents at this level may assume a lead role in evaluation, assessment, program planning, intervention, and supervise physical therapy students during field work experience.  May provide in-service training in areas of recognized expertise at the local, regional and state level.  Positions which are the only physical therapist at a facility with overall responsibility for the program are also included at this level.

Duties and Position Responsibilities:
• Plans, conducts, and evaluates physical therapy treatment/intervention programs and activities.
• Interprets physician referrals and determines appropriate evaluation procedures.
• Makes recommendations concerning standardized treatments/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, including short and long range goals, frequency and duration.
• Provides treatment/intervention according to the prescribed plan, including task-oriented activities, prevocational activities, neuro-motor and sensory-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.
• This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Level I
– Required at this level include knowledge of the principles, practices, and ethics of professional physical therapy; of therapeutic techniques and their application; and of the use of materials and modalities used in physical therapy programs. Ability is required to use therapeutic equipment and materials; to evaluate various skills and abilities, to administer prescribed treatments or conduct planned activities; to interpret medical referrals; to establish effective working relationships with others; and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Level II - Required at this level include knowledge of the principles, practices, and ethics of professional physical therapy; of therapeutic techniques and their application to physical therapy; of standardized treatments prescribed for various conditions; of the procedures to evaluate various skills and abilities; and of the supplies, materials and equipment used in conducting physical therapy programs. Ability is required to use therapeutic equipment and materials; to evaluate various skills and abilities; to administer prescribed treatments or conduct planned activities; to interpret medical referrals; to establish effective working relationships with others; to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing; to exercise initiative and independent judgment; and to mentor physical therapy students during field work experience.

Level III - Required this level include 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
Work is typically performed in a client’s home or daycare setting or in an office environment with climate- controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level.  Telework and the provision of services remotely may also be required. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms and may lift up to 35 pounds.  This position requires long period of sitting and daily use of computer and phone. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I – Requirements at this level consist of a current Oklahoma license as a Physical Therapist issued by the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision. (At this Level only: A letter of eligibility issued by the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision will be accepted as long as the letter of eligibility remains valid. However, a valid permanent license as a Physical Therapist must be obtained prior to the expiration of the probationary period.)

Level II - Requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus one year of professional experience as a licensed Physical Therapist; or an advanced level masters degree or doctorate in pediatric rehabilitative services, pediatric occupational therapy, special education, or a closely related field may be substituted for the required experience.

Level III - Requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus three years of professional experience as a licensed Physical Therapist; or an advanced level masters degree or doctorate in pediatric rehabilitative services, pediatric occupational therapy, special education, or a closely related field may be substituted for two years only of the required experience.

NOTES

REQUIREMENTS:
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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Conclusion

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