Physical Therapy Manager Duties
This is a professional licensed Physical Therapy position which
provides leadership and management of the Physical Therapy
Department, supervision of assigned staff and direct physical
therapy care to eligible patients.
An employee in this position works closely with physical therapy
staff, department and clinic managers, nursing staff, clinician
staff, clinic lead physicians, administrative staff, and
patients and their families. This position reports directly to
and is supervised by the Associate Director Patient Services.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Administers physical therapy program including training and
supervising hourly staff.
Develops therapy programs in accordance with the instructions of
a physician through the use of heat, massage, hydrotherapy,
exercise, rest, and electricity; administers short wave
diathermy, tens, electrical stimulation, whirlpool, and traction
give such exercises as: passive, motion, active, assisting,
resistive, breathing, postural, and gait training.
Supervises and administers treatment to convalescing patients
including muscle testing, grading the strength and weakness of
different muscles, massage and muscle reeducation, guided
exercise for weakened muscles, and underwater treatment.
Observes condition of patients during treatment and may modify
the prescribed treatment if it seems to be injurious to the
health of the patient; consults with the physician to outline
long range programs for a patient and reports progress or
Supervises clinical practice of physical therapy students;
demonstrates proper positioning methods and other techniques;
teaches exercises to patient or patient's family for home
Schedules patients for treatment; prepares periodic patient
progress reports; prepares detailed monthly reports.
Orders supplies and equipment from appropriate vendors.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a School of Physical Therapy accredited by the
American Physical Therapy Association; AND five years of
practical physical therapy experience with a preference in
orthopedics and sports medicine; AND applicable managment
experience; OR any combination of training and experience.
Employees in the classification must be registered as a Physical
Therapist in the State of Georgia.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of the principles, methods, materials,
and equipment of physical therapy.
Considerable knowledge of anatomy and physiology as they
relate to physical therapy.
Considerable knowledge of possible hazards to patients during
treatment and of necessary precautionary measures.
Ability to supervise staff of clinicians.
Ability to interpret correctly patients' reactions to all types
of physical therapy treatment.
Ability to determine and to instruct others in determining the
proper length and intensity of individual treatments.
Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the physically
and mentally disabled patients.
Ability to maintain adequate work reports and to prepare
periodic reports of treatments.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with physical therapy students, subordinates,
professional employees, and patients.