Physical Therapist


The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state's largest agency with 8,200 employees working in 181 county offices serving more than one million people. Employees work in 10 major divisions and five support offices to provide services to Arkansas citizens. DHS is currently seeking to fill the position of Physical Therapist in Jonesboro, AR.

The Physical Therapist is responsible for assisting in physical therapy treatment programs by carrying out specific treatments and preparing treatment equipment and areas. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy:

Observes patients during treatment to compile and evaluate data on patient responses and progress. Measures patient's range-of-joint motion, body parts, and vital signs to determine effects of treatments or as documentation for patient evaluations. Instructs, motivates, safeguards, and assists patients practicing exercises and functional activities under direction of medical staff. Confers with physical therapy staff and others to discuss and evaluate patient information for planning, modifying, and coordination of treatment activities. Cleans and organizes work area and disinfects equipment after patient treatment. Maintains equipment and furniture to keep it in good working condition ,including performing the assembly and disassembly of equipment and accessories. Administers active and passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, and heat, light, sound, water, and electrical modality treatments such as ultrasound. Performs other duties as assigned.

Must be licensed as a Physical Therapist by the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy in accordance with ACA 17-93-303.

Position number: 22099924

Closing date: March 23rd, 2014


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