Job Summary: A Senior Therapist is required to be flexible with daily scheduling and must be able to transition across locations/departments/areas. The Senior Therapist is supervised by the department coordinator/manager, and is ultimately responsible to the Rehab Services Director. Following appropriate referral, a Senior Therapist will perform evaluations, determine diagnoses, develop a plan of care, perform procedures as allowed by referral to aid in restoring function, improving mobility, relieving pain, and preventing or limiting permanent physical disabilities. In addition to all the responsibilities of a staff therapist, the senior therapist will coordinate and implement marketing of services, organize and enhance staff education and training opportunities, act as a clinical resource to staff, and assist coordinator/manager/director in facilitating the smooth operation of the department. This position may also perform other assigned duties. A Senior Therapist must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide age, goal, and diagnosis appropriate care. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development throughout the life span, be able to assess patients? needs and status by analyzing evaluated data, and be able to interpret information to identify age-specific needs and provide appropriate care accordingly. This position must also be able to follow and adhere to the practices described in the Departmental Policy and Procedure Manual.
Education: Bachelor's in Physical Therapy or higher level of education is required.
Certification/Licensure: Current and valid PT licensure with eligibility in Virginia is required. BLS Provider certification is required.
Experience: 1 years of clinical experience is preferred.