Responsible for Oklahoma's early intervention program is designed to meet the needs of infants and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays. Provide professional level work in planning, evaluating and implementing physical therapy treatment programs and activities for individuals and groups. Perform all responsibilities at the full performance level of a physical therapist. Assume a lead role in evaluation, assessment, and program planning and intervention .Perform advanced level technical duties in physical therapy. May assume a lead role in evaluation, assessment, program planning, intervention, supervise physical therapy students during field work experience, and may be responsible for in-service training in areas of recognized expertise at the local, regional and state level. Positions which are the only physical therapy position in a facility, with overall responsibility for the physical therapy program, may also be included.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles, practices, and ethics of professional physical therapy; of therapeutic techniques and their application to physical therapy; of anatomy and physiology; of standardized and special treatments related to physical therapy; of procedures for evaluating various skills and abilities; and of the supplies, materials and equipment used in conducting physical therapy. Ability is required to evaluate individual skills and abilities; to develop physical therapy treatment plans; to administer prescribed treatments or conduct planned activities; to establish effective working relationships with others; to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing; to exercise initiative and independent judgment; and to provide in-service training at the local, regional and state levels in identified areas of expertise.
Education and Experience:
Current Oklahoma license as a Physical Therapist issued by the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision. Two additional years of qualifying experience or an advanced level master’s degree or doctorate in pediatric rehabilitative services, pediatric occupational therapy, special education, or other similar degree may be substituted for two years only of the required experience.