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Physical Therapist

Skagit Preschool and Resource Center

Skagit Preschool and Resource Center

Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, March 29, 2024


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited program


Washington State License for Physical Therapy, Washington State Educational Staff Associate Certificate, a current CPR and First Aid Certificate, Food Handler’s Permit (or to be scheduled for completion within SPARC personnel guidelines.) Must be willing to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a medical or religious exemption


Plans and administers medically prescribed physical therapy treatment for patients suffering from injuries, or muscle, nerve, joint and bone diseases, to restore function, relieve pain and prevent disability by performing the following duties:


(Include the following but are not limited to, other duties may be assigned)

  • Reviews physicians referral (prescription) and patients condition and medical records to determine physical therapy treatment required
  • Tests and measures patients strength, motor development, sensory perception, functional capacity, and records findings to develop or revise treatment programs
  • Plans and prepares written treatment program based on evaluation of patient data
  • Administers manual exercises to improve and maintain function
  • Instructs, motivates, and assists patient to perform various physical activities and in use of assistant and supportive devices such as crutches, canes, and prostheses
  • Evaluates effects of treatment at various stages and adjusts treatments to achieve maximum benefit
  • Records treatment, response, and progress in patients chart or enters information into computer
  • Instructs patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home
  • Evaluates, fits, and adjusts prosthetic and orthotic devices or recommends modification to orthotics
  • Consults with other members of rehabilitation team to select activity program consistent with needs and capability of individual and to coordinate therapy with other therapeutic activities
  • Confers with physician and other practitioners to obtain additional patient information, suggest revisions in treatment program, and integrate physical therapy treatment with other aspects of patients health care
  • Orients, instructs, and directs work activities of assistants, aids, and students
  • Plans and conducts lectures and training programs on physical therapy and related topics for medical staff, students, and community groups


Meet with therapy assistants to discuss assigned therapy duties as needed


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to spend periods of time

  • Sitting on the floor
  • Stooping
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting children up to fifty pounds
  • Bending over/down to children’s level

Physically restraining a child (when incorporated in his/her behavior plan