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Pediatric Physical Therapist

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Pediatric Physical Therapist

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

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.

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
• 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 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).

• 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.

• May be required to work outside the traditional work schedule.

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

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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