University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

SHS Physical Therapist

Payroll Title: UCP V
Class Code: 0534-9085
Job Family: SHS
FLSA Code: E
Score: 500

JOB SUMMARY

Under the general direction of responsible health professional, administers a treatment program to rehabilitate patients with musculo-skeletal and certain nervous disorders.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Administers rehabilitation program to individual patients for disorders such as sprained ankles and knees, pulled muscles and post-operative joint conditions, upon referral from physician.
  2. Exercises judgments regarding proper use of therapeutic techniques such as heat, massage, diathermy, ultraviolet, exercise; adjusts treatment to individual patient needs.
  3. Makes recommendation to physician for changes in therapy, depending on patient’s progress.
  4. Maintains accurate records.
  5. Oversees work of student staff.
  6. Maintains inventory of orthopedic appliance and bedboards; orders supplies.
  7. Participates in and/or conducts in-service presentations.
  8. May participate in various Student Health Services and University committees and advisory groups.
  9. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy
  2. One to two years experience as general physical therapist.

Date Created: 6/28/85