APTA Geriatrics

Physical Therapist

Orthopedic Center of Florida
Fort Myers, Florida, United States (on-site)
10 days ago


Responsible for providing patient care including assessing, interpreting, planning, and formulating physical therapy treatment plans.

  • Assesses patient condition, establishes goals, treatments, and care plans in conjunction with the physician, patient/family.
  • Ensures that appropriate treatment is performed in an interdisciplinary fashion, consulting with physicians about the
  • impact of physical therapy factors on the patient’s health status.
  • Documents findings, treatments, and other patient information for the medical record.
  • Educates patient/family on appropriate care and use of various therapies/exercises.
  • Serves as information/education resource for patients, families, and staff.
  • Supervises Physical Therapy Assistants and Physical Therapy Technicians.
  • Serves as a resource to Physical Therapy staff.
  • Provides ongoing education to the Physical Therapy staff.
  • Assists the director with patient care issues.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • The job holder must demonstrate current competencies for the job position.



Education: Requires a master’s degree and current certification as a physical therapist

Certification:  Current Florida state license

Experience: Two years of experience in an out-patient physical therapy clinic. Experience with orthopedics is preferred


  • Knowledge of physical therapy principles, standards, and applications.
  • Knowledge of clinic policies, procedures, regulations, safety/infection control, quality control.
  • Knowledge of how to use physical therapy equipment.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Skill in appropriate evaluation and treatment of patients.
  • Skill in effectively communicating with in-house as well as external physicians and referral sources.
  • Skill in using a computer system/EMR to accurately reproduce all appropriate documentation.
  • Skill in accurate recognition of patient/clinic danger and appropriate fall risk patients.


  • Ability to establish/maintain effective working relationships with patients, providers, and staff.
  • Ability to supervise and mentor physical therapy staff.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in verbal and written form.
  • Ability to be a resource to patients and staff.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires sitting and standing associated with a normal office environment.
  • Some bending and stretching are required.
  • Manual dexterity using a calculator and computer keyboard.
  • Requires occasional support all size patients in transfers.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. Demands of kneeling, squatting, overhead lifting

Job Information

  • Job ID: 69419988
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Fort Myers, Florida, United States
  • Position Title: Physical Therapist
  • Company Name For Job: Orthopedic Center of Florida
  • Practice Settings: Private Practice Office
  • Practice Area: Physical Therapist
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
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