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Pediatric Physical Therapist

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We are looking for a full time pediatric physical therapist who has a passion for school-based therapy!  Contact us for an application today!

Pediatric Physical Therapist

Job Summary
Pediatric physical therapist is responsible for evaluating and treating children birth to 21 years old.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Carries out treatment for Physical Therapy clients in alignment with IEP goals in school setting, IFSP goals in home and/or established goals in clinic settings.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:
The following duties are not intended to serves as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification. Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities.  Employee(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be require to perform additional, position-specific duties.
• Provides pediatric physical therapy treatment to clients in an accurate and timely manner.
• Provides on-going therapy on an outpatient basis
• Communicates (to the parents as well as in reports, daily notes and in evaluations) observations regarding the client’s progress, lack of progress, goals, etc.
• Documents daily/weekly therapy for each client in the “Daily Notes”.
• Responsible for maintaining good working relationships with coworkers and facilitating teamwork wherever services are being provided (School-based, Clinic and Early Intervention (home)).
• Demonstrates sensitivity to cross cultural issues.
• Adheres to the regulatory and practice standards of Pediatric Physical Therapy.
• Performs other duties as assigned or required as a natural course of employment at STARs.
Client Education:
• Facilitates movement toward a healthcare partnership between providers, the clients and their
families.
• Educates client/family regarding therapeutic exercises, activities and equipment.
Administrative Responsibilities:
• Documents client encounters in appropriate format according to STARs policies and procedures.
• Provides statistics as requested.

KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS:
• Knowledge of neurological and musculoskeletal diseases.
• Knowledge of rehabilitative treatment techniques as utilized by the generalist in treating multiple age groups.
• Knowledge of orthopedic manual therapy techniques.
• Knowledge of the regulations and practice standards of Pediatric Physical Therapy.
• Knowledge of equipment and instruments used in daily activities.
• Skill in treating Pediatric Physical Therapy clients.
• Skill in using applicable equipment and instruments.
• Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
• Skill in critical thinking in the performance of Pediatric Physical Therapy.
• Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with others.
• Skill and proficiency in evaluating orthotic needs for children.
• Skills in maintaining good working relationships with community resources, referral sources, agencies and colleagues (OT and SLP).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Virginia Physical Therapy License
• A Cleared / Clean DOJ / FBI background check
• Prefer at least 3 years of experience working exclusively with a pediatric population, however, new graduates are encouraged to apply.
• Participation in continuing education in pediatric therapy subjects as required by the Physical Therapy governing authority.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
• May be required to work outside the traditional work schedule.

MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Standing, repetitive movements, lifting weights of various amounts (not to exceed 50 lbs.), sitting on floor, bending/squatting, walking, driving, etc.

AGE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS PERTAINING TO PHYSICAL THERAPY CARE:
Provides care to the following age groups: Infant (30 days to 1 yr.), child (1-12 years), adolescent (13- 21 years).
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