Physical Therapist

Pulaski County Special School District   Little Rock, AR   Full-time     Physical Therapy
Posted on June 23, 2024
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Temp. Physical Therapist - Pulaski County Special School District needed immediately, license required, $65.00/hour.

QUALIFICATIONS: Licensed as Physical Therapist Must possess a strong history of Medicaid reimbursement billing Be cleared through check-out with all PCSSD end-of-year check-out systems.

REPORTS TO: Director of Special Education JOB GOAL: Evaluate the physical needs of referred students and treatment of illness and injury.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: Evaluate new students that have been referred to physical therapy. Use standardized tests, and customized measures and/or observations to evaluate the student in areas of cognitive-perceptual motor skills, motor coordination, physco-social development, self-care, muscle strength and range of motion, postural reflexes, needs for adaptive devices and vocational skills as appropriate. Make home visits for the purpose of evaluating the child within his or her home environment. Evaluate treatment effectiveness by observation, testing, communication with family and other sources. Utilize treatment procedures involving physical, sensory, manual, cognitive, and recreational or play activities designed to: a. Maintain or improve motor functioning such as normal developmental motor patterns, range of motion, muscle strength, gross and fine motor coordination, and activity tolerance. b. Improve level of functioning in visual, auditory, tactile, kinesthetic perception, and cognitive-perception-motor integration skills. c. Instruct the student in the use of functional and adaptive equipment and devices. Formulate physical therapy policies and procedures. Schedule students for evaluation and treatment. Be knowledgeable and adhere to the PCSSD Desegregation Plan. Prepare and participate in due process requirements for students with disabilities. Commitment to quality integrated education. Other duties as assigned.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Salary Range: $65.00/hour

Contract: As needed, 2 days per week, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm