Staff Physical Therapist – FYZICAL

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FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers Published: April 17, 2018
Several Locations Across The US - Contact Brian Werner, PT for locations, United States
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Staff Physical Therapist Job Description


“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”



Job Title: Staff Physical Therapist

Department: Clinical

Reports to: Center Director

FLSA Status: Exempt


Summary: Plans and administers medically prescribed physical therapy treatment for patients suffering from injuries, or muscle, nerve, joint and bone diseases, to restore function, relieve pain, and prevent disability by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provides patient care in accordance with established protocols and patient care guidelines.
  • Responsible for a firm understanding and the implementation of our behavioral model (ARC) at all times while practicing.
  • Responsible for timely documentation, including but not limited to daily notes, weekly workers’ compensation reports, progress reports, initial evaluations, discharge summaries, and incident reports.
  • Responsible for timely documentation, including but not limited to daily notes, weekly workers’ compensation reports, progress reports, initial evaluations, discharge summaries, and incident reports.
  • Responsible for documenting in a compliant fashion that is in accordance with company policy and state & federal guidelines.
  • Responsible for assuring that patients are treated promptly in accordance with their scheduled appointments.
  • Responsible for conveying to patients the importance of complying with established plans of care, including home exercise programs and minimizing cancellations and no show of appointments. This is tracked independently with the expectation of achieving at 90% appointment kept rate.
  • Responsible for the provision of comprehensive patient care.
  • Responsible for the delegation of appropriate patient care activities to the physical therapist assistant that are in accordance with that employee’s skill level and deemed appropriate by the state practice act.
  • Responsible for the supervision of aforementioned physical therapist assistant activities.
  • Responsible for the delegation and supervision of non-patient care activities of the clinical aide.
  • Consults with referring physicians as needed through documentation and as well as verbally.
  • Responsible for pursuing continuing education in the form of formal classes, reading of periodicals and other literature.
  • Responsible for always maintaining the highest standards of professional conduct that best represents the company.
  • Responsible for adhering to all company policy and procedures.
  • Responsible for abiding by the company’s values statement and social contract.
  • Schedules patients.
  • Handles front desk functions as appropriate.
  • Reviews Physician’s referral (Prescription) and patient’s condition and medical records to determine physical therapy treatment required.
  • Tests and measures patient’s strength, motor development, sensory perception, functional capacity, and respiratory and circulatory efficiency, and records findings to develop or revise treatment programs.
  • Plans and prepares written treatment program based on evaluation of patient data.
  • Administers manual exercises to improve and maintain function.
  • Instructs, motivates, and assists patient to perform various physical activities and in use of assistant and supportive devices such as crutches, canes, and prostheses.
  • Administers treatment involving application of physical agents.
  • Evaluates effects of treatment at various stages and adjusts treatment to achieve maximum benefit.
  • Administers massage.
  • Administers traction to relieve pain.
  • Records treatment, response, and progress in patient’s chart or enters information into computers.
  • Instructs patient and family in treatment procedures to be continues at home.
  • Evaluates, fits, and adjusts prosthetic and orthotic devices and recommends modification to orthotist.
  • Confers with Physician and other practitioners to obtain additional patient information, suggest revisions in treatment programs, and integrate physical therapy treatment with other aspects of patient’s health care.
  • Orients, instructs, and directs work activities of assistants, aides, and students.
  • Plans and constructs lectures and training programs on physical therapy and related topics for medical staff, students, and community groups.
  • Plans and develops physical therapy research programs and participants in conducting research.
  • Analyzes and organizes office operations and procedures such as preparation of payrolls, personnel, information management, filling systems, requisition of supplies, and other clerical services.
  • Maximizes office productivity through proficient use of appropriate software applications.
  • Maintains contact with customers and outside vendors.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises 1-2 employees in the center. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Analytical –synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
  • Design – Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information to images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Project Management – Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget.
  • Customer Service – Manages Difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to request for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and tried new things.
  • Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentations skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
  • Visionary Leadership – Displays passion and optimism; Inspires respect and trust.
  • Change Management – Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Delegation – Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.
  • Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others.
  • Managing People – Makes oneself available to staff; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes products and services; continually works to improve supervisory skills.
  • Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Business Acumen – Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Cost consciousness – Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organization resources.
  • Diversity – Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.
  • Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organizational goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • Judgement – Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Motivation – Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence.
  • Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
  • Professionalism – Approaches others in tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity.
  • Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages completing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Commits to working Saturdays and/or Sundays or an intermittent basis as needed; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Initiative – Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Innovation – Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Graduated from an Accredited Physical Therapy program and in possession of a clear and active State Licensure.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Contact Management systems; Database software; Design Software; Internet Software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing Software.

Other Skills and Abilities

Skill with patients.  50% + of duties and responsibilities include the ability to get along well with others while conducting professional responsibilities.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to talk. The employee is occasionally required to stand; sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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