Part Time Physical Therapist
Job Title: Part Time Physical Therapist (FLSA: Non-Exempt)
Job Objectives: Germantown Municipal School District’s Physical Therapist staff members are expected to provide best instructional practices in ensuring that students have a quality educational experience evident by socio-emotional growth and academic achievement.
- Master’s degree from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
- Tennessee licensure as a Physical Therapist in the State of Tennessee.
Responsibilities and Essential Functions:
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Provide quality school-based physical therapy services, which includes but is not limited to assessment/evaluation, intervention/treatment, treatment planning and implementation, discharge planning, related documentation, and communication between co-workers, professionals (medical and non-medical), and families. Services may be provided through direct and/or consultative approaches.
- Begin services as appropriate or as dictated by referral
- Evaluate students and interpret result to determine the need for and type of intervention
- Interview and observe student and families to obtain and interpret data necessary for planning and conducting interventions.
- Develop, coordinate, and implement treatment plans (including goals, objectives, and activities to meet goals/objectives)
- Ensure that treatment program supports performance within the student’s classroom environment
- Implement treatment plans in collaboration with others
- Adapt environment, tools, material, and activities according to the needs of the student and/or his/her social/cultural environment
- Provide family members/caregivers with the knowledge and tools necessary to carry over therapeutic activities with the home environment
- Monitor the student’s response to interventions, re-evaluate as needed, and modify treatment plans as needed
- Terminate services when the maximum benefit is received and write discharge plans
- Maintain daily progress notes, goal check lists, communication /conversation logs, quarterly progress notes, treatment plans, and discharge plans
- Schedule and prioritize (according to efficiency, driving time, mileage, etc.) own workload
- Maintain and respect work and treatment areas
- Communicate and collaborate with other professionals (i.e. teachers, psychologists, OTs, speech therapists), family members, caregivers, and other team members.
- Provide in-service education to team members and the community
Identify and pursue own professional growth and development, including participation within professional and community activities
- Monitor own performance and identify supervisory needs
- Maintain professional TN licensure requirements
- Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with state law and provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation of support staff personnel
- Passionately believes that all students can achieve at high levels.
- Demonstrates cultural competence and a deep understanding of and empathy for issues facing contemporary families.
- Deep understanding of the various school environments and commitment to improving student achievement.
- Works successfully alone or on a team.
- Makes decisions using data and technology.
- Exhibits strong focus on goals and results. Sets clear metrics for success.
- Motivates, inspires, and moves students to action to achieve ambitious goals.
Working Conditions: Exposure to the following situations may range from remote to frequent based on circumstances and factors that may not be predictable.
Standard classroom environment
Note: The Part Time Physical Therapist position maintains a fifteen hour (15) work week (2 days per week). This is a ten (10) month position and does not qualify for GMSD Benefits.