Job Description Template: Physical Therapist

How to use this template: Expertly craft a post for the open Physical Therapist position at your organization using this BambooHR job description template as a guide. Simply work with your hiring managers to customize each section to fit your company’s vision for this role.

Physical Therapist Job Description

Full-Time | Remote/Hybrid/On-Site | Location

$65,000-$96,000 (Suggested salary range for this role per Payscale)

Why [Company]?

Introduce your organization in 3–5 sentences. This is the perfect place to explain what you do and why your company is a great place to work! For example, here's our bio:

Our mission is simple: we want to set people free to do meaningful work. People love our software—and it turns out that people love working here, too. BambooHR has been recognized as a "Best Company to Work For," and we're proud of our team for creating software that makes an impact in the lives of HR pros and employees all over the world.

About Your Role

Give a general overview of what this person will do at your company. For example:

As a Physical Therapist in our practice, you will use proven techniques such as functional movement and massage therapy to help those with impaired movement reduce pain, gain strength, and increase mobility. You’ll assess patients, help them develop goals, and prescribe and administer treatment plans.

Throughout treatment, you’ll advise patients about in-home exercises and evaluate and report on their progress. You’ll also communicate with their other healthcare providers to ensure a safe and holistic approach to achieving mobility goals.

What You'll Do

List specific job responsibilities. For example:

  • Assess and evaluate patients’ physical condition and interpret test results
  • Work with patients to develop long- and short-term goals for care
  • Develop and administer prescribed medical treatment plans based on individual pain relief and mobility needs and goals
  • Advise patients, caretakers, and family members about in-home exercises, treatment, and injury prevention
  • Help patients obtain and train on assistive devices for at-home movement
  • Collaborate with other healthcare professionals to maximize patient outcomes
  • Document patient services and prepare progress reports

What You'll Need to Get the Job Done

List what a qualified candidate needs to do their job effectively. For example:

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy from a CAPTE-accredited program
  • Completion of an APTA-approved residency or fellowship program
  • Valid license from the State Board of Physical Therapy
  • 2+ years of proven experience in clinical practice
  • In-depth understanding of foundational principles, best practices, and current treatment methods and guidelines
  • Proficiency in word processing and patient database applications

What Will Make Us Really Love You

List the soft skills or "nice-to-haves" that will help your candidate be successful. For example:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with patients of different backgrounds and personalities
  • Ability to motivate patients toward health and wellbeing
  • Pleasant and welcoming demeanor
  • Ability to resolve conflict while remaining professional
  • Logical and analytical thinking skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Organization and time management skills

What You'll Love About Us

Describe your company's benefits, culture, work environment, and anything else that makes your organization stand out. For example:

Our company’s mission and values are rooted in integrity and guide every aspect of our organization, from how we serve our clients to how we interact as a team. As we’ve grown throughout the years, our employees remain at the heart of our success. To show our appreciation, we offer a generous compensation package that includes the following:

  • Healthcare: Medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Life insurance: No-cost basic group life insurance plan
  • Time off: Paid holidays off, 10 yearly vacation days, and accrued sick time
  • Family care: Fertility and adoption assistance up to $15,000
  • Wellness: Free on-site gym and meditation rooms
  • Retirement: 401(k) with 6% employer match
  • Professional development: Monthly in-house training and certification reimbursement

More About Our Company

Add your equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement, a note about required background checks, and other things a candidate may want to know before applying.

[Company] is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We're committed to diversity and inclusion. That means every candidate is evaluated based on their qualifications and merits. This assessment is without regard to race, color, or religious beliefs. It also excludes considerations of gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity. National background, veteran status, disability, or other reasons are not factors either. Lastly, a standard background check is part of our hiring process.

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