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Classification

EB20 - Physical Therapy Chief

Band 8
MinimumMidpointMaximum
$56,176$80,055$103,934

State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Directs a physical therapy department in a state institution, hospital or agency.

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.)

Plans, develops, coordinates and supervises activities of a physical therapy department or a statewide physical therapy service.
Establishes policies and procedures for assigned department; prepares departmental budget and performs recruitment, evaluations and other employee relations duties.
Plans, develops and supervises in-service training programs for staff and support personnel.
Monitors treatment plans of subordinate physical therapists.
Writes treatment statistical reports, monthly reports and performance reports.
Attends staff meetings and coordinates intradepartmental meetings and meetings with other departments.
Evaluates patients, develops treatment plans and administers treatment.
Develops, coordinates and supports clinical 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.
Ability to plan and direct work.
Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups.
Ability to work effectively with patients, families and health professionals.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Licensure as a registered Physical Therapist.

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

A bachelor’s degree and experience as a physical therapist.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree, licensure as a physical therapist and experience as a physical therapist.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Continuous)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent)
Ability to climb ladders. (Infrequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Frequent)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to twist at the waist. (Infrequent)
Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Frequent)
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent)
Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous)
Ability to lift and carry 150 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lift objects, up to 75 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lower objects, up to 75 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lift and carry patients weighing up to 300 lbs., assisted. (Frequent)
Ability to push/pull objects, up to 200 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous)
Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Ability to hear and understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet.
Must be able to maintain bi-lateral hand movement skills. (Continuous)
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous)
Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially and annually.

Additional New Requirements:
Ability to maintain a valid drivers license.
Computer literacy.
Ability to work rotating shifts.
Ability to work overtime as required.
Ability to learn and use new processes, tools and equipment as required.

 

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