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Physical Therapist for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities - CONTRACT

Job Description

Are you a positive and personable Physical Therapist looking for a unique and fun opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and watch them thrive?

Then join our clinical team at RHA Health Services!

We are seeking a friendly and patient contract Physical Therapist (PT) one day per week (~8 hours per week).  Contract duration is typically 12 months.  Compensation range from $880 - $2,000/month, depending on experience & work performed.

Key duties include:
  • Evaluates, plans, develops, implements and documents Physical Therapy treatment programs for service users as needed.
  • Consults with immediate supervisor and other health care and programming staff related to resident care plans to develop specialized programs for developing the motor skills and normal growth of residents, including range of motion activities.
  • Provides direct physical therapy treatment to service users as needed.
  • Consults with service user’s physician and/or consultants in regards to continuation of Physical Therapy services when any medically related problems arise.
  • Maintains appropriate data and records progress notes on an as needed basis.
  • Serves as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team and attends those meetings as assigned.
  • Instructs other personnel in appropriate activities for residents.
  • Evaluates need for, orders and adjusts adaptive equipment and wheelchairs. Refers broken wheelchairs and adaptive equipment to appropriate personnel to be repaired.
  • Participates in the pre-admission process as needed.
  • Coordinates orthopedic clinics and consultations for service users on an as needed basis.
  • Modifies or consults with orthotist/prosthetist regarding problems with braces or artificial limbs.
  • Develops specific objective plans as delineated in the client's current habilitative plan.

Physical Therapist – PT
Contract Position
(Nonprofit Social Services - Physical Therapy)

Job Requirements

Our ideal contract Physical Therapist (PT) has excellent listening and communication skills and can pick up on nonverbal communication.

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 & Experience:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy
  • 1-2 years working with developmental disabled individuals preferred.

Certificates, Licenses & Registrations:
  • Satisfies legal requirements for the practice of Physical Therapy in the state North Carolina in accordance with the Physical Therapy Practice Act.
  • A valid North Carolina driver’s license may be required.
  • Personal auto liability insurance is mandatory if transporting service users in private/personal vehicle(s).

Physical Therapist – PT

Contract Position
(Nonprofit Social Services - Physical Therapy)

Job Snapshot

Post Date 8/18/2014
Location Benson, NC
Other Pay Medical/life/disability insurance, 403(b), PTO, AFLAC, EAP
Employment Type Contractor
Job Type Health Care, Nonprofit - Social Services
Education Graduate Degree
Experience At least 1 year(s)
Manages Others No
Relocation No
Industry Social Services, Not for Profit - Charitable, Exercise - Fitness
Required Travel Negligible
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