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State of Washington Classified Job Specification

PHYSICAL THERAPIST SPECIALIST

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST SPECIALIST
306W
Category: Health Care

Definition

Provides physical therapy services to patients in a specialty service; coordinates clinical activities and student affiliation programs within a physical therapy division.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general direction, coordinates a specialty service program and provides assessment and/or treatment in areas such as pediatrics and neonatology, burn or brain injury patients, cardiac rehabilitation, or hand therapy; coordinates student affiliation programs in specialty service; provides inservice programs and/or community training programs in clinical specialty area(s).

Typical Work

Performs the work of Physical Therapist 3;

Performs complex assessments in specialty service and recommends appropriate treatment plans;

Directs the work of staff assigned to specialty service;

Ensures procedures and standards are met for services provided in specialty; monitors quality assurance activities;

Develops and submits budget requests for program specialty; complies with budget restrictions;

Coordinates student physical therapy affiliation; trains students and evaluates their progress;

Develops and presents inservices to students and staff and to community groups in specialty area;

Participates in clinical studies for the specialty;

Performs related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

Current Washington State license to practice as a Physical Therapist

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited Physical Therapy Program

AND

2½ years of experience in the practice of physical therapy

AND

Completion of applicable training or education in the specialty service;

OR

Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New Class: 3-23-87

Revise MQ: 7-2-90

General revision. Revises class code (formerly 6137), typical work, minimum qualifications; effective July 1, 2007.

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