State of Washington Classified Job Specification
PHYSICAL THERAPIST 3
Assesses patient status, plans and implements treatment programs which include the use of physical agents, manual therapy and/or therapeutic exercise on patients with problems such as burn, multiple disabilities, complex neurological impairments, acute multi-trauma, or psychiatric or behavioral problems;
Instructs, assigns work, and evaluates physical therapy students;
Provides advice to individual therapists in area(s) of clinical expertise;
Assists in directing and coordinating physical therapy program;
Attends and participates in medical rounds and professional meetings with medical consultants;
Directs maintenance of orderly and safe environment for effective treatment; circulates through treatment areas assisting with patient problems;
Assists in maintaining a progressive treatment program for patients;
Introduces new patients to assigned therapists; inspects proposed treatment for accuracy of recording;
Writes evaluative reports on patients and therapists;
Under direction, consults with employers and providers regarding Labor and Industries standards; provides training in techniques and methods;
Under direction, performs ergonomic analysis, physical capacity assessments, hand evaluations, job analysis and/or job modifications as part of return-to-work process; prepares written reports summarizing findings and makes recommendations to assist return-to-work or for prevention of injury;
Under direction, provides training and consultation in ergonomics, job analysis, job modification, and provider program issues;
Performs duties of Physical Therapist 2;
Performs related duties as required;
May supervise or direct the work of others.
Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to: plan and schedule patient treatment programs; establish and maintain effective working relationships with physicians, employers and other staff.
A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized school of physical therapy or completion of a Physical Therapy program AND one year of experience as a Physical Therapist.
Class Specification History
New class, consolidates 6131 Physical Therapist III, 57320 Physical Therapist 2; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.