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PHYSICAL THERAPIST III Advanced

Recruitment #22-004397-0001

Introduction

The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland.

GRADE

Standard Salary Schedule: Grade 17

LOCATION OF POSITION

2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, Maryland  21218

Main Purpose of Job

This is a clinical level position with the Division of Rehabilitation Services, Rehabilitation Technology Services Program that specializes in the application of Physical Therapy Services to promote employment, economic self-sufficiency and independence of individuals with disabilities. Services occur within the Workfoce & Technology Center, individuals' home, community, and worksite.

POSITION DUTIES

This is a clinical level position within a vocational rehabilitation setting that is responsible for performing detailed and comprehensive clinical assessment of individuals with severe disabilities to determine their functional capability to actively participate in their vocational goals. Assessments include, but are not limited to, Functional Capacity Evaluations, Occupational-Physical Therapy Evaluations (completed collaboratively with an Occupational Therapist), standard PT Evaluations, Scooter and Wheelchair Evaluations, Home Modification Evaluations for physical access, workstation design, seating and positioning, ergonomics, etc. This position makes recommendations that address individuals' physical abilities and functional limitations, and meet targeted goals. Prescribe durable medical equipment, appliances, orthotics, and/or prosthetics for individuals with severe disabilities to improve their functional independence and/or employability utilizing guidelines set forth by Workforce & Technology Center policies and procedures, and as  manual for Physical Therapy services. Provide group and individual instruction regarding proper body mechanics, workstation comfort and ergonomics, and use of durable medical equipment to enhance independence (e.g. scooters and walkers). Maintain lab equipment to ensure safe and full operation, and all testing materials are current and meet industry standards.  This position provides guidance and consultative assistance to referral sources (Office of Field Services, Office of Blind and Vision Services, and Workforce & Technology Center staff).  This position performs case management duties and completes required documentation including comprehensive evaluation report.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   

Determined by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners under the licensing requirements for Physical Therapists.

Experience: 

Three years of experience as a Physical Therapist.

Notes:

1. A Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited college or university may be substituted for two years of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Therapy classifications or Therapy specialty codes in the Physical Therapy field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to stand and walk for extensive periods of time.  
  • Ability to Lift and carry up to 50 pounds.  
  • Ability to frequently stoop, bend, reach, push and pull.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current license as a Physical Therapist from the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, 4140 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215.

2. Employees in this classification may be required to successfully complete and maintain current certification of cardiopulmonary resuscitation training.

3. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of an automobile. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Applicants must consent to State Police Investigation (fingerprinting) as a routine procedure for all employees with this Agency. 
  2. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.
  3. Employees in this classification will be required to provide the employer with a phone number where they can be reached.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

It is preferred that applicants complete the MD State Government online application for employment. The application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position. If the applicant is unable to apply online, paper applications can be obtained from the link below and be faxed to 410-554-9397 or mailed to DORS Human Resources Department at 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218. If there is a supplemental questionnaire, this must be completed and sent in with your paper application, if you are unable to apply online.

All application materials must be received in our office by the closing date. Postmarks will not be accepted. Applications must be complete to be considered including all related job duties, even if those are also listed on an attached resume. Additional required materials may be uploaded with the online application, submitted to the fax number, or mailed to the address listed.

Inquiries can be made to 410-554-9391, TDD (410) 554-9399. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities.

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. TTY Users: Call via Maryland Relay.

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, and travel throughout the State are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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