The Physical Therapist in their clinical role examines, evaluates and assesses individuals of all ages who have medical problems or other health related conditions that limit their ability to move or function with activities of daily living. The Physical Therapist develops a plan of care and provides treatment techniques and interventions to improve mobility, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability. The Physical Therapist provides physical therapy services and elements of patient/client care management leading to optimal outcomes according to the relevant state Physical Therapy Practice Standards. The Physical Therapist works collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team in a team in the areas of education and consultation regarding patient needs in accordance with the vision and mission of Gundersen Health System.
Works with patients and families to examine, evaluate, diagnose, prognose, and intervene to insure optimal outcomes. Also consults and educates the patient and other care-givers as needed.
The physical therapist works with the referring provider and other clinical staff in providing optimal care of the patient through appropriate timely methods of communication including, but not limited to, complete and accurate patient chart notes and face-to-face consultations.
Interacts and practices in collaboration with a variety of professions, communicates value of physical therapy services.
Responsible for completing documentation according to established departmental standards to enhance effective patient care and proper reimbursement.
The physical therapist works with assistive staff in providing optimal care for the patient through supervised delegation of appropriate patient care duties as allowed by state and federal law.
Meets standards of practice according to federal, state, and professional association guidelines. Maintains and achieves proficiency in departmental competencies.
Teaches and counsels individuals, families, groups, and community.
The physical therapist works with other interested parties in education, research and quality improvement of services.
Participates in departmental and multidisciplinary review of process, treatment, or systems issues for quality improvement initiatives.
Pursues relevant educational opportunities to maintain or enhance professional knowledge and meet departmental needs.
The physical therapist, to the best of her/his capabilities and talents, works with other Gundersen Health System personnel in fulfilling the mission and vision statements of the organization.
Will be involved in coordinating and overseeing physical therapy student education.
Will be involved in Physical Therapist orientation to various sites and/or programs.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
|Scope of the Job|
|Age Specific Population Served||Infant (less than 1 year)|
Geriatric (65 years & older)
Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
Adult (18 - 64 years)
|OSHA Category||Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.|
|Education and Experience:|
|Required||Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) approved curriculum in Physical Therapy |
|Desired||Master's degree in Physical Therapy |
or a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Advanced training in a specialized area of Physical Therapy. Completed a Physical Therapy residency program.
|Required||No experience required.|
|Desired||1 year of experience in a related field.|
|Computer Systems/Software/Applications||use Microsoft Office Products, Adobe and other similar applications|
|Computer Systems/Software/Applications||operate computer|
|Computer Systems/Software/Applications||patient record systems|
|Communication||effectively communicate in technical and lay language|
|Communication||communicate with ease on a professional level|
|Communication||excellent oral and written communication skills|
|General - All Positions||have professional attitude in regard to motivation, cooperation, flexibility, confidentiality, ethics and personal development|
|General - All Positions||work cooperatively with a wide variety of people|
|General - All Positions||use listening skills to identify important information in oral communication|
|General - All Positions||perceive and respond sensitively to the needs of others|
|General - All Positions||provide excellent customer service to people both inside and outside the organization|
|Leadership||legal and regulatory standards|
|Leadership||company/organization goals, policies, procedures|
|Leadership||use effective time management|
|Leadership||work independently: self-disciplined|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||be professional, honest and have personal integrity|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||participate in and support professional organizations|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||appreciate people whose values, goals, and cultures are different from your own|
|License and Certifications|
|Required||Physical Therapist (PT) licensed in the state(s) of practice and |
Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification; Heart Saver, Rescue and Military training network CPR; or the American Red Cross CPR certification (CPR) except Citizen and Animal classes
|Desired||Board certification in one of eight specialty areas of physical therapy: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, Clinical Electrophysiology, Geriatrics, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Sports, and Women's Health through the American Physical Therapy Association - American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (APTA-ABPTS) |
Board Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA-BOC)
|Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position|
|Sitting||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)|
|Static Standing||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)|
|Walking/Standing||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)|
|Stooping/Bending||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)|
|Squatting||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)|
|Kneeling/Half Kneel||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)|
|Climbing Stair||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)|
|Reaching - Shoulder Level|
|Reaching - Below Shoulder||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)|
|Reaching - Above Shoulder||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)|
|Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)||Pounds of force: 0-25|
|Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)||Pounds of force: 0-25|
|Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)|
|Balance - Right Leg|
|Balance - Left Leg|
|Lifting - Floor to Waist||Number of lbs:|
|Lifting - Waist to Overhead||Number of lbs:|
|Lifting - Other||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)||Number of lbs: 25-50|
|Carrying - Long Carry (>50 feet)||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)||Number of lbs: 25-50|
|Carrying - Short Carry||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)||Number of lbs: 25-50|
|Carrying - Right Carry||Number of lbs:|
|Carrying - Left Carry||Number of lbs:|
|Carrying - Push/Pull (Static Force)||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)||Number of lbs: 25-50|
|Other:||Number of lbs:|
|Required to function in narrow aisles or passageways.|
Subject to atmospheric conditions.
Subject to hazards.
Exposed to infectious diseases.
Subject to outside environmental conditions.
Equal Opportunity Employer