Physical Therapist - EIP (PD)

Children's Specialized Hospital Toms River, NJ

Job Summary

Provides direct patient care services to children with disabilities considering responses as related to functional adaptation to the environment and to children with delays in the areas of physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and adaptive development. Coordinates services with other health professionals.

Essential Job Functions

* Delivers effective therapeutic services that are relevant to population served. remains knowledgeable of current techniques. Displays competencies in obtaining|interpreting the developmental needs of the child when planning|implementing treatment services

* Completes developmental evaluations that accurately and effectively identify strengths and needs. Communicates effectively with families and other team members in oral and written formates in both formal and non-formal situations.

* Submits all required billing|verification logs, progress notes and productivity reports. All paperwork is legible, accurate and adheres to codes of professional ethics and is submitted in a timely manner.

* Supports and enhances the family's ability to interact with their child in daily routines.

* Displays competency in writing, providing strategies that are appropriate, including measurable outcomes, as part of the IFSP. Incorporates recommendations of other team and family members. Evaluates progress on an on-going basis.

* Selects and adapts appropriate activities, incorporating a variey of intervention models. Evaluates effectiveness of methods while meeting family outcomes.

* Takes responsibility for seeking supervision or consultation in relationship to clinical performance. Actively contributes to improvement plans. effecitvely utilizes feedback.

* Assists in the training of others in the EI philosophy as well as a variety of intervention models. Completes written work in a timely manner relevant to evaluations, IFSP development, intervention and transition summaries when appropriate.

* Communicates job specific concerns and participates in developing solutions. Attends and participates in weekly inservice|staff meetings.

* Evaluates and detemines the needs of family|child in the area of gross motor and mobility. Provides rationale for discipline specific physical therapy vs. developmental intervention.

* May coordinate outpatient recreational programs|special events during which all recreation areas, equipment, storage and supplies must be maintained in a safe efficient manner.

RequirementsFormal Education and Job-Related Experience

* Thorough knowledge of the theoretical principles and clinical application employed in the diagnosis and management of physical disabilities. Plans and administers physical therapy programs for children to restore function, prevent disability following injury or disease within the scope of practice. Knowledge of normal development is desirable. Tact, initiative and judgement in the performance of duties.


* NJ State Physical Therapist. Some PT positions may require a valid NJ driver's license.

Education and Experience - Additional Comments

* Bachelor's Degree, graduation from an accredited Physical Therapy program. Evidence of continuing education as necessary to meet licensing requirements. Completion of pediatric affiliation. Evaluation team members require two (2) years pediatric experience working and evaluating children ages 0-5.

* Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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