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Physical Therapist - FT/PT
Pullman Regional Hospital | Pullman, Washington
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Job Description

TITLE: Physical Therapist

DEPARTMENT: Rehabilitation Services

FLSA: Exempt


Plans and administers medically necessary physical therapy treatment programs for patients to restore function, relieve pain, and prevent disability following disease, injury, or loss of body part within the practice standards of the American Physical Therapy Association.


Education/Training: Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, or Doctorate in Physical Therapy, including successful completion or required affiliations.

Experience: None required.

License/Registration: Licensed as a Physical Therapist in the State of Washington.

Population Served: Pediatric, Adolescent, Young Adult, Middle Age, and Elderly.


Planning and Prioritizing

Plans and prepares written treatment programs based on evaluations of available patient data.

Information Gathering

Reviews and evaluates physician referral, if indicated, and patient's medical records to determine physical therapy treatment required.

Performs patient tests, measurements, and evaluations and records and evaluates findings to aid in establishing or revising specifics of treatment programs.


Develops appropriate treatment program based on clinical signs and symptoms, patient needs, and physician evaluation.


Actively participates in staff meetings and/or patient conferences as needed or requested.

Technical Proficiency

Administers treatment involving application of physical agents; evaluates effects of treatments and adjusts treatments to achieve maximum benefit.

Records patient treatment, response, and progress.


Actively participates in department and Pullman Regional Hospital marketing and promotional activities.

Confers with members of the health care team to obtain additional patient information, suggest revisions in treatment programs and integrate physical therapy treatment with other aspects of patient health care.


Identifies areas to be considered for improvement in the quality of service and participates in the quality improvement effort.


Evaluates effectiveness of patient treatment and adjusts treatment to achieve maximum benefits.

Personal Education

Evaluates and coordinates the educational needs for the department staff promotes professional growth.

Maintains education requirements for the State of Washington license.

Work Effectiveness

Orients, instructs, and directs work activities of Physical Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapy Aides, Physical Therapy Students and Volunteers.


Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner.

Demonstrates flexibility in assuming new work responsibilities.

Education of Others

Instructs patients and support system in physical therapy procedures as appropriate.

Plans and conducts lectures and training programs on physical therapy and related topics for health care team, students, and community.

Conducts inservice to staff following completion of continuing education course.

Creating a Safe Work Environment

Identifies safety concerns and actively seeks to resolve these issues.


Assumes the willingness to be accountable for the well-being of the larger organization by operating in service, rather than in control, of those around us.

Ethical Conduct

Consistently communicates and collaborates with colleagues about decisions which involve legal and ethical issues.


Serves as Clinical Instructor to train and evaluate clinical students, as indicated by level of experience.

Plans and develops physical therapy research programs and participates in conducting research.

Writes technical articles and reports for publications.

Teaches physical therapy techniques and procedures in educational institutions.

Schedules evaluations, treatments, and conferences with patients and other team members.

Designs, makes, and fits adaptive devices, such as splints and braces, following medical referral.

Performs other non-essential functions as requested.


Sitting: 10%. Standing/Walking: 90%.

Frequent lifting/carrying of 10-50 pounds of free weight, work simulation boxes, and hot packs.

Frequent pushing/pulling of modalities on carts and plinths.

Occasional climbing to demonstrate the Stairmaster for patients.

Constant stooping to adjust weight machines and administer modalities.

Occasional kneeling/crouching to administer treatment at the exercise mat and to adjust isokinetic machine.

Constant reaching/handling/fingering/feeling for all activities of patient care and documentation.

Constant talking/hearing/seeing for all aspects of patient care and administrative duties.


Location: Inside.

Occasional exposure to wet or humid during administration of hydrotherapy treatment.

Constant proximity to moving or mechanical parts of the exercise machines.

Occasional exposure to toxic and caustic chemicals during cleaning of the whirlpools.

Occasional exposure to biohazardous wastes during wound debridement and wound dressing.

Occasional exposure to odors of body fluids during treatment.

About Pullman Regional Hospital

The mission of Pullman Civic Theatre is to provide affordable, live entertainment for the community, and creative outlets and educational opportunities for theatre participants of all ages. Community theatre in Pullman has a long and colorful history dating back to the building of the Pullman Auditorium in the 1890s. The Auditorium burned to the ground in 1909. Although there is evidence of community theatre activity in the 1930s, it wasn't until the 1950's that a renaissance occurred under the twenty year leadership of Cal Watson. Ruth Vanderwall took over operations in the early 1970's, focusing primarily on dinner theatre performances for almost thirty years. In 2000, Pullman Civic Theatre expanded its offerings with children's theatre and musicals. In 2005 PCT moved one step closer to having our own dedicated space with a generous gift from long-time PCT supporters, Mid and Del Rowland. The Nye Street Theatre was established and has become our venue for the more intimate performances we have become known for. Pullman Civic Theatre continues our tradition of affordable live theatre with two-act plays, radio plays, classic musicals, and in 2007 we reintroduced dinner theatre back to the Palouse. Pullman Civic Theatre has memberships with the American Association of Community Theatre, the Washington State Community Theatre Association, the Pullman Chamber of Commerce and the Moscow Chamber of Commerce.

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