EB20 - Physical Therapy Chief
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.
(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: