Physical Therapist

North Carolina, United States
19 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Description

Occupational Summary

Provide physical therapy services to patients/clients who have impairments, functional limitations, disabilities, or changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease, or other causes; provide prevention and wellness services, including screenings and health promotion. The senior serves as a resource person for the team and the department: participates in orientation of new staff therapists, physicians and other health personnel. The seniorparticipates in teaching activities for physical therapy and other health related students. The physical therapist works within practice guidelines as defined by North Carolina state law.

Work Performed

Duties and Responsibilities of this Level: See Departmental criteria for each duty listed, and Departmental criteria for clinical ladder.Physical Therapist Demonstrate & articulate sound clinical reasoning in synthesizing complex evaluation data identifying diagnosis and developing a comprehensive plan of care.Develop and update appropriate plan of care in collaboration with the patient/family and related to the persons age and lifestyle with measurable long and short term goals and a defined D/C plan Understand the role of physical therapy in the context of the patient sage, total needs perspective and environment Perform age appropriate competency skills in area of practice and with respect to individual patients problems.Follow intervention protocols and alter plan of care appropriately.Discharge patient when goals have been met or medical necessity is no longer warrants intervention.Establish provisions for continuing services/follow up as needed.Meet competency skills for evaluations in area of practice.Consistently meet patient care productivity standard as established for job classification.Work cooperatively with supervisors and peers to contribute to the overall productivity of the team.Utilize support personnel (aides, sr aides, assistants) as appropriate and available.Actively support and participate in patient coverage efforts across all divisions within the department as necessary.Assess the learning needs and capabilities of patients and caregivers.Initiate patient and family education in a timely manner relative to age, LOS, readiness to learn, and emotional status.

Utilize appropriate methods and materials for effective learning,monitoring response to education, and adapting program appropriately.Ensure that patient/family understands when and how to access further intervention.Patient care documentation is timely, legible, and efficient.Documentation is concise, pertinent and meets the professions and departments documentation standards.Oral reporting is clear, concise, relevant, and timely.Perform all required data collection for the department accurately and within expected time frame.Peer review standards are consistently met.Provide clinical education experiences for students as requested by supervisor and established by CCCE Take 1-2 students for long term clinical rotation (Therapist of > 1yr experience).Adjust supervisory techniques for individual students needs.Provide outreach and learning activities as requested which may include:in-services on related topics, generating referrals, interacting with volunteers or visitors.Participate in data collection for research activities to enhance clinical outcomes.Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Physical Therapist II - Levels I and II Demonstrated leadership/specialization at the clinical level Ability to push-pull, lift-carry, and transfer patients.

Level Characteristics 

See Clinical Ladder administration document

Requisition Number 100001279
Location Raleigh
Job Family Level G1
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt
Full Time / Part Time PART 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 identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, orveteran 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.


Bachelor's degree or certification in physical therapy, with Master's  or Clinical Doctorate in physical therapy preferred.


Physical Therapist II - Level I Minimum of three years of clinical experience as a Physical Therapist with two years within DUHS Physical Therapist II - Level II Minimum of five years of clinical experience as a Physical Therapist with two years within DUHS (Note: Two years of experience within DUHS for Physical Therapist II does not apply to Duke Home Care & Hospice)

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Current Physical Therapist license in North Carolina See departmental criteria for clinical ladder certification requirements

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