LOCATION: Charlotte, NC, United States
Physical Therapist PT
We are currently seeking a certified Physical Therapist for a very part-time position working with K-12 students in the Charlotte, NC area. Eligible candidates must have Doctorate and NC State Physical Therapy license. This position is 16 hours/month; PT is needed for 1 full day, every other week.
- Must be a licensed Physical Therapist in the state of North Carolina.
- Must have Doctorate or “grandfathered” Master’s Degree.
- Must have current, up-to-date clearances.
- Must enjoy working with children.
- Preference given for those with experience working in school settings.
- Adhere to professional, ethical and legal standards of practice.
- Provide direct supervision of physical therapy assistants in accordance with North Carolina’s Physical Therapy Practice Act (currently, at least every 30 days).
- Develop, implement and coordinate the physical therapy program within the LEA, including philosophy, vision, departmental procedures and goals.
- Evaluate students using appropriate tests, skilled professional observation and supplementary information from other agencies and records.
- Interpret assessment findings and appropriately convey information to parents and school teams.
- Participate with the school team to develop Individualized Education Programs and Section 504 Plans.
- Develop and implement intervention strategies.
- Develop physical management plan for daily classroom routines and train staff in its safe implementation.
- Plan for transition from school to community, preparing student to function independent from therapy service when targeted outcomes are achieved.
- Evaluate and report on student progress.
- Communicate and consult with school staff, parents, administrators, physicians, community and other professionals.
- Serve as resource to parent, school team, staff and administration on disabling conditions and their effects on education.
- Collaborate with community based therapists and other healthcare providers for effective coordination of service.
- Assess need and recommend assistive technology necessary for function at school.
- Contribute to planning safe transportation of students with disability.
- Provide consultation regarding emergency evacuation of students with disability.
- Participate with improving school accessibility and planning environmental modification.
- Maintain student service, administrative and other departmental records in accordance with the Physical Therapy Practice Act as well as school district, State and Federal policies.
- Participate in budget planning and policy development.
- Document need and advocate for personnel and equipment.
- Procure, maintain and inventory equipment, materials and supplies.
- Seek regular opportunities for professional growth.
- Provide clinical educational opportunities for students of physical therapy.