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Outpatient Physical TherapistJob DescriptionPurpose & Scope:“An individual physical therapist’s scope of practice is influenced by professional, jurisdictional, and personal scopes of practice.Over the course of the physical therapist’s career, scope of practice evolves based on considerations including, but not limited to, societal needs; progressive professional development activities of the physical therapist; modifications to jurisdictional laws and regulations; advancements in knowledge, research, clinical skills, and technology; and the evolving health delivery system.The professional scope of physical therapist practice is grounded in basic, behavioral, and clinical sciences. It is supported by education, based on a body of evidence, and linked to existing and emerging practice frameworks. The professional scope of practice evolves in response to innovation, research, collaboration, and changes in societal needs.The professional scope of practice consists of patient and client management, which includes diagnosis and prognosis, to optimize physical function, movement, performance, health, quality of life, and well-being across the lifespan. In addition, the professional scope of practice includes contributions to public health services aimed at improving population health and the human experience.The jurisdictional scope of physical therapist practice is established by the practice act governing the specific physical therapist’s license and the rules adopted pursuant to that act.The personal scope of physical therapist practice consists of activities for which an individual physical therapist is educated, trained, and is competent to perform.”Reference: American Physical Therapy AssociationPHYSICAL THERAPIST’S SCOPE OF PRACTICE HOD P06-17-09-16/HOD P06-17-08-07 Last Updated 9/13/17Education:Bachelor's degree in physical therapy is required.Master's degree or doctorate in physical therapy is preferred.Experience:One year of experience in physical therapy is preferred.Certification/Licensure:Licensed as a Physical Therapist by the Virginia Department of Health Professions is required.BLS certification is required.VHC Health™ has provided exceptional medical services to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for more than 75 years. A proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a national network of independent healthcare organizations, the Hospital prides itself on offering the latest technological advancements and medical practices. Virginia Hospital Center was recently designated a Newsweek 2020 Best Maternity Care Hospital, received a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and once again named a Leapfrog Top Hospital in 2019. Virginia Hospital Center is designated as a Magnet hospital® by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, is a 453-bed not-for-profit teaching facility offering comprehensive healthcare and multiple, independently recognized Centers of Excellence

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