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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Specification for Class
PHYSICAL THERAPIST 1

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

18130 (SEIU Local 925 Healthcare Prof/Lab Tech)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

This classification series defines physical therapist work performed at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), the Roosevelt Clinic and the Stadium Clinic. Positions in this job assess patient status, and plan, administer and evaluate physical therapy services.

BASIC FUNCTION

Perform patient assessment, physical therapy treatment and evaluation.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the entry level of the Physical Therapist class series.  Under direct supervision, assess, plan, administer and evaluate physical therapy patients.

TYPICAL WORK

Perform evaluations of patients; review charts, choose appropriate evaluation measures and independently develop treatment plans;

Plan and implement treatment programs using physical agents, manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and/or therapeutic activities;

Write initial evaluations, progress notes, discharge summaries, and home programs;

Ensure billing is completed and submitted and meets department productivity index;

Safely administer treatments and modalities;

Participate as a member of intra- and multi-disciplinary teams in developing treatment goals and evaluating patient progress;

Participate in evidence-based in-service given to the staffs;

Communicate with different stakeholders; provide information orally and in writing to physicians, staff, patients and their families, as well as administrative team and outside entities;

Mentor medical assistants, student assistants (work study), and volunteers; may collaborate with physical therapist assistants to manage caseload in reviewing care plans and follow up visits;

Complete daily charge documents; maintain other clinical records;

Maintain familiarity with all physical therapy services provided; participate in process improvement activities;

Maintain clean, safe working environment;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Current Washington State license or interim permit to practice as a Physical Therapist.

Completion of Physical Therapy program. Physical ability to move patients and equipment.

OR

Equivalent education/experience.

CLASSIFICATION HISTORY

New to SEIU 925, July 19, 2016: Class adopted for UW contract classified staff per PERC decision to add this title to SEIU 925 Healthcare professional/laboratory technical bargaining unit, effective September 23, 2015 (Case #127429-E-15). Incorporates the work of UW classified non-union job code 6136, Physical Therapist 1/Washington State Job Code 306T.

New CNU Class:  03-23-87

Revise CNU MQ:  07-02-90

Revise CNU Class: 08-07-92