posted: August 27, 2015
Position: Physical Therapist Start Date: ASAP
Pay Range: Commensurate w/Experience Hours: Part-time or Per-diem
Job Summary: Under the supervision of the Therapy Manager, the Physical Therapist is responsible for providing services which includes; providing direct patient care, assessing medical condition, functional capabilities, limitations and restrictions and potential for progress. The Physical therapist will evaluate and administer a treatment plan under the direction of the child’s physician. The PT will set specific goals determined according to the child’s capacity and family desires. The goals must be set in relation to each child’s developmental expectations to promote achievement.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
1. Analyzes the condition of the infant/child to determine the best treatment to be applied within alignment of American Physical Therapy Association’s Standards.
2. Demonstrates knowledge about disorders, visual conditions, difficulties and restrictions to be able to communicate/ coach families and provide highest level of treatment to facilitate improvement.
3. Formulates a creative approach working closely with the Teachers of the Visually Impaired and Orientation and Mobility specialist to adapt treatment and modify activities specific to the visual condition of each child.
4. Fosters progression of developmental skills, the use of compensation techniques and/or adaptive equipment as needed as well as being able to adapt the environment to promote independence and success during functional activities.
5. Provides assessment and treatment in the following areas: Gross motor skills, balance/coordination, strengthening/endurance, functional mobility/motor planning, visual motor skills, inhibition of tone, increasing active range of motion and muscle symmetry, equipment/orthotic assessment.
6. Utilizes clinical observation, along with standardized evaluations and parent interview to complete an evaluation and treatment plan for each child with developmentally appropriate measureable goals.
7. Completes evaluations, plan of cares, prior authorizations and letters of medical necessity in accordance with Vision Forward’s documentation policy.
8. Communicates effectively with parents and team members during IFSP meetings. Listens to family member’s wants and needs to assist in formulating appropriate progression of goals.
9. Provides treatment within a child’s natural environment (home, day care etc), or as part of Vision Forwards in-center program or outpatient program.
10. Monitors child’s progress with regard to IFSP goals and on-going treatment plan updating goals and home program to reflect progress.
11. Provides ongoing contact with families, team and physicians as necessary to ensure the child’s fullest development.
12. Contributes to the functioning of the organization by attending staff meetings, participating in discussion and accepting committee assignments to complete various tasks related to Children Services operations and procedures.
13. Remains current on new techniques and practice. Attends in-service trainings, professional workshops, conferences and seminars to continually enhance professional skills and knowledge.
15. Complies with the American Physical Therapy Associations professional code of ethical conduct.
16. Perform other duties as assigned.
A supportive team environment
Family friendly atmosphere
1. Doctorate degree in physical therapy (Masters in accordance with APTA) and a current Wisconsin state license.
2. Experience working with pediatrics ages birth to six both in the natural environment and clinic settings is preferred.
3. Experience in outpatient setting preferred.
4. A valid Wisconsin Driver’s License and use of personal automobile required.
5. Ability to write and read reports.
6. Ability to effectively communicate with children, parents, medical professionals and other employees of the organization.
7. Enthusiastic and nurturing to foster trust and cooperation of child while directly involving family members for support.
8. Must always represent Vision Forward in a professional, respectful and courteous manner.
9. Must be in compliance with the Confidentiality Policy at all times.
10.Accepts and supports Vision Forward’s mission.
Send resume and cover letter by September 8th:
Vision Forward Association
Attn: Human Resources Director
912 N. Hawley Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53213
FAX : 414-256-8744
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer