EB15 - Physical Therapist
General Nature of Work:
Functions as a team leader or supervisor of a specialty or program area in a physical therapy department.
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
Examples of Work:
(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)
Assesses physical therapy needs and treats patients who are disabled by illness or injury.
Instructs patients, families and other health care personnel in proper physical therapy techniques.
Modifies treatment methods according to changes in a patient's functional status after periodic evaluation.
Supervises activities of students in physical therapy programs during clinical affiliations.
Identifies training needs and participates in in-service training.
Prepares clinical, statistical and monthly progress reports.
Constructs exercise and adaptive devices when necessary equipment is not available in the patient's home.
Plans treatment schedules and sets priorities.
Develops and coordinates therapeutic activities to guide and modify behavior.
Determines the interests, physical capacity and intelligence level of the individual that lead to the desired behavior change or improved functioning, and the conditions under which the individual can best develop.
Participates in various research projects.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)
Knowledge of physical therapy principles and practices.
Knowledge of state and federal legislation and program policies relating to therapeutic services.
Knowledge of the charactristics of various mental handicaps and disabilities.
Ability to design activities and treatment programs that are specifically suited for individual cases.
Ability to prepare and evaluate reports, medical histories and departmental records.
Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups.
Ability to plan and direct the work of subordinates and students.
Ability to work effectively with patients, families and health care professionals.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
Positions in this class require licensure as a Physical Therapist by the South Carolina Board of
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
A bachelor's degree in physical education, physical therapy, therapy or a related field and work experience in physical therapy.
MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
A bachelor's degree in physical education, physical therapy, or a related field and work experience in physical therapy. Positions in this class require licensure as a Physical Therapist by the South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
MUSC Physical Requirements:
This classification is not currently used at MUSC. Please contact the Department of Human Resources for more information.