Lead Physical Therapist

S Broad St GSPP PT&F - Physical Therapy


Full Time (40 hrs/wk)

Day / Evening


PT - Physical Therapist
2-4 years required

    • Performs patient care at minimum of Senior II Therapist level. See appropriate Senior II job description for patient care duties.
    • The frequency of patient care hours to be determined by Site Manager and may fluctuate per operational demands of unit.
    • Supports the Site Manager in the administrative and operational oversight of the therapy unit/s.
    • Works under the direction of and in absence of the Site Manager.
    • Human Resource responsibilities include: employee orientation, maintenance of unit orientation manual, mentoring, staff satisfaction, and performance management of employees up to coaching level.
    • Operational responsibilities include: staffing, scheduling, coordination of day to day activities, unit safety/regulatory compliance, employee mandatory education/health compliance, marketing and input to policy and procedures.
    • Oversees and coordinates therapy interventions delivered throughout the unit as directed by Site Manager.
    • Fiscal responsibilities include: materials management/purchasing of supplies within designated budget guidelines, billing audits.
    • Assures unit compliance with external regulatory body standards.
    • Assists with the implementation of performance improvement initiatives for unit.
    • Supervise, train and assess therapy students during onsite clinical affiliations.
    • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
    • Able to prepare and deliver lectures to therapy students at area academic programs on topics in area of clinical expertise.
    • Able to initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
      • Essential Accountabilities
        • Ensures communication and collaboration with supervisors and fellow co-workers to serve patients and other customers to the best of his/her ability.
        • Is professional in all actions and appearance
        • Ensure compliance with regulatory parameters
        • Uses resources wisely - as if they were one's own.
        • Demonstrates understanding and ownership of how his/her role contributes to achieving the success of the Department and the Health System.
        • Demonstrates a personal commitment to ensuring a clean and safe working environment.
        • Anticipates patients'/customers' needs and acts accordingly.
        • Works to enhance patient satisfaction
        • Assist patients and families
        • Analyzes problems from the customers' point of view.
        • Honors patient/customer/employee confidentiality.
        • Seeks feedback on how to improve performance and offers constructive feedback, as well.
        • Applies learning for improved performance.
        • Presents self professionally & demonstrates professional behavior during interactions with others
        • Strives to understand and value differences in others' race, nationality, gender, age, background, experience, and style.
      • Non-Essential Accountabilities
        • Clinical Education
          • Serves as clinical instructor (if student is available)
          • Assists with clinical education of students if not the Primary CI   
        • Staff Education: Provides a formal presentation of evidenced-based information (i.e. in-service)
        • Scholarly Activity: Attendance at institutional in-services, staff meetings and/or continuing education programs
        • Professional Presentations: Presents self professionally and communicates appropriate evidence based and accurate technical information to professional groups outside of the department.
      • Patient Care Providers
        • Participates in Entity and Department wide initiatives for Patient /Employee safety
        • Demonstrates an awareness of patient/ employee safety when carrying out daily responsibilities of their position.
        • Validation of annual competencies required for the position
      • Essential Accountabilities
        • Therapy Examination 
        • Therapy Treatment Planning
        • Therapy Treatment Implementation 
        • Applies the Principles of Logic & Scientific Method to the Practice of PT 
        • Full compliance with licensure requirements 
        • Ethical & Legal Practice Standards 
        • Therapy Documentation
      • Compliance Audits-Total of 2 charts reviewed in a quarter by Site Manager or senior therapist. Done in 2 out of 4 quarters per year.    
      • Qualitative Chart Audit-At least 1 done per year
        • Productivity Expectations 
        • Health System ID is worn in accordance to GSPP policy
        • Regulatory Compliance of Unit  
        • Unit daily operations: Assists Site Manager as directed to support daily operations.
        • CEQI  (Clinical Effectiveness Quality Improvement)
    • 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
        • Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Speech Language Pathology required
        • Master's Degree or planned enrollment in an advanced degree program required
      • Work Experience
        • 4-6 years of clinical experience required
        • A competent generalist and demonstrated advanced clinical skills in one or more areas required
      • Licenses / Certifications
        • Clinical license in appropriate discipline required

***Important Note: Good Shepherd is a drug and tobacco free work environment. As a result, candidates selected for employment may be subject to a drug screen test, which includes nicotine***


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