State of Washington Classified Job Specification
PHYSICAL THERAPIST SPECIALIST
Provides physical therapy services to patients in a specialty service; coordinates clinical activities and student affiliation programs within a physical therapy division.
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).
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.
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.
Graduation from an accredited Physical Therapy Program
2½ years of experience in the practice of physical therapy
Completion of applicable training or education in the specialty service;
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.