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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Specification for Class
PHYSICAL THERAPIST SPECIALIST

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

18133 (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

Provide physical therapy services to patients in a specialty service, and/or coordinate clinical physical therapy activities and student affiliation programs within a physical therapy division of UWMC.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general direction, coordinate and provides clinical supervision of a specialty service program or workgroup. Coordinates student affiliation programs in specialty service; provide in-service training programs and/or community training or outreach programs in clinical specialty area(s).

Work at this level may include assisting in recruitment and coordinating of schedules for other physical therapy staff assigned to the specialty area or the residents.

TYPICAL WORK

Manage specialty program; assess and develop the program to meet the needs of the patient/community;

Develop and grow the specialty program through on-going assessments and regular meetings with the stakeholders;

Perform complex assessments in specialty service and recommend appropriate treatment plans;

Direct the work of staff assigned to the entire specialty service;

May supervise residents, including coordination of their schedules;

Ensure procedures and standards are met for services provided in specialty; monitor quality assurance activities;

Develop and submit budget requests for program specialty; comply with budget restrictions;

Coordinate student physical therapy affiliation; train students and evaluate their progress;

Develop and present in-service trainings in specialty area to students, staff and community groups;

Participate in clinical studies for the specialty;

Perform the work of a Physical Therapist 3;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Current Washington State license to practice as a Physical Therapist

Graduation from an accredited Physical Therapy Program, and 2.5 years of relevant practice in physical therapy, and certification in the specialty service;

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 6137, Physical Therapist Specialist/Washington State Job Code 306W.

New CNU Class:  03-23-87

Revise CNU MQ:  07-02-90

General CNU revision as part of Civil Service Reform under the Personnel System Reform Act of 2002. Revises class code (formerly 6137), typical work, minimum qualifications; effective July 1, 2007.