Physical Therapist
Frederick County Government - Frederick, MD

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Exempt; full-time; 35 hours per week; Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; full-benefits

This professional position provides developmental assessment, evaluation and administers physical therapy services for infants, toddlers and preschools (from birth to five years of age) with developmental delays who have been referred to the Frederick County Infants and Toddlers Program (FCITP). Assessment and services are provided in the natural environment and/or on-site at Frederick County Developmental Center (FCDC). Supervision is received from the Infants and Toddlers Program Supervisor.

Examples of Work:
  • Complete eligibility assessments for children referred to FCITP
  • Meet with family and team to develop Individual Family Service Plans
  • Interpret data necessary for treatment planning and implementation
  • Implement Physical Therapy services within natural environments
  • Develop appropriate outcomes, strategies and criteria for service
  • Educate parents, caregivers, professionals and others in principles of motor development for children ages birth to five.
  • Work in collaboration with other disciplines to provide well coordinated interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary services.
  • Provide service coordination
  • Attend in-service training and other appropriate meetings and conferences
  • Prepare and submit documentation of services provided
  • Maintain service-related records, forms and documents
  • Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications & Requirements:
  • Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy
  • Completion of pediatric physical therapy practicum
    - OR -
  • Master’s degree in Physical Therapy
  • Minimum 2 years of physical therapy work experience (completion of pediatric physical therapy practicum may substitute for 1 year of the work experience requirement)
    - OR -
  • Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy
  • Minimum 5 years of physical therapy work experience
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE :
  • Current PT license issued by the MD State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (or PT license from another state with ability to obtain the MD license before work begins at FCDC) – current MD license must be maintained throughout employment
  • Successful completion of National Physical Therapy Registration Examination
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and local laws governing physical therapy, early intervention and school-based service delivery
  • Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills, including the ability to accurately compile and maintain medical/therapeutic records as well as other related documentation
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, teachers, children and their family members and the general public
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift up to approximately 50 pounds

Additional Information/Examination Process:
  • Ability to provide own transportation to schools, homes and other sites as appropriate
  • This position is considered essential personnel in the event of a public health emergency.
  • At the discretion of FCDC administration, this position may be filled as an entry level Physical Therapist (full-time salary $52,033 per year). Entry-level placement requires graduation as listed above, and a provisional Maryland PT license with intent to sit for the national PT examination as required by the provisional license. National PT licensing examination must be passed within 6 months after hire. Upon obtaining the regular Maryland licensure and completion of probation period, employee is eligible for upgrade to the higher advertised job classification. Consideration will be given for provisional PT license in another state, with commitment to obtain the corresponding Maryland licensure within the specified time period.
KIND OF EXAMINATION:

1) An evaluation of training and experience

2) One or more interviews

3) A pre-employment background investigation

4) A pre-employment physical examination and drug test

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