PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Location
Durham, NC
Posted
Aug 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST
Physical Therapy

Occupational Summary

Plan, implement and evaluate patient care programs designed to increase, maintain or restore function, minimize or prevent disability, and assist patients in reaching their maximum performance levels.

Work Performed

Plan, implement and evaluate patient care programs through the use of selected physical therapy procedures and tests; direct and aid patients in therapeutic exercises, muscle re-education and functional training.

Administer selected muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests to assist physicians and other health personnel in determining diagnosis, prognosis and patient progress; consult with physicians in developing individual therapy plans designed to assist patients in reaching their maximum performance levels.

Participate in ward rounds, clinics, conferences, consultations and educational programs designed to increase knowledge and to improve patient care and staff performance.

Coordinate physical therapy activities with other services, agencies and personnel involved in patient care management.

Explain therapeutic plans and procedures to patients to allay fears and to obtain cooperation in gaining the maximum benefit from therapy; plan post-discharge follow-up and home referrals for patients.

Maintain records and files reflecting up-to-date patient progress, care plans and related statistical data as required by departmental and University policies.

Provide direction and assistance to instruct, supervise and coordinate the individual assignments of physical therapy assistants and aides; participate in training and educating physical therapy staff, students and allied health personnel in physical therapy techniques and objectives.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification.

This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Requisition Number
401303039

Location
Durham

Duke Entity
MEDICAL CENTER

Job Code
1282 PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Job Family Level
83

Exempt/Non-Exempt
Exempt

Full Time / Part Time
FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary
Regular

Shift
First/Day

Minimum Qualifications
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education

Work requires bachelor's degree/certification in Physical Therapy and NC Physical Therapist License.

Experience

None required. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Auto req ID

92534BR

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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