Physical Therapist job summary
A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.
Example of a Physical Therapist job summary
Our physical therapy clinic, which focuses on sports injuries and joint disorders, is in need of a Licensed Physical Therapist. We’re looking for a compassionate, forward-thinking Physical Therapist who excels at assessing patients’ strengths and weaknesses and devising creative but effective treatment plans. Many of our patients are professional athletes, so all of our Therapists must practice discretion. We operate a high-energy, positive-thinking environment and we offer our patients gentle encouragement to achieve their goals. If you love motivating people and helping ease their pain, we’re interested in talking with you.
Physical Therapist responsibilities and duties
The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.
- Meet with new patients and give them tours of our facility
- Devise detailed treatment and care plans for each of the patients
- Communicate and coordinate with patients’ physicians to ensure a consistent level of care
- Visit patients in their homes and at other facilities on a limited basis
- Exercise independent judgment based on experience to implement effective treatment combinations
- Evaluate and report on patients’ progress
- Assist administrative staff with billing and reporting inquiries
- Comply with federal and state physical therapy regulations
- Complete at least 10 hours of continuing education every two years
Physical Therapist qualifications and skills
Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.
- 6+ years’ professional PT experience with emphasis on sports injuries
- Valid provincial Physical Therapist licence
- Excellent work ethic and dedication to patient success
- Basic computer skills
- CPR and first aid certification required