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Title: Physical Therapist, Full Time
Location: FDL Human Services
Supervisor: Physical Therapist/Physical Medicine Manager
Closing Date: December 5, 2022
Rate of Pay: $32.00 to $36.80 per hour


General Summary:

Performs therapeutic procedures by administering manual exercises and instructing, encouraging, and assisting patients in performing physical activities, such as non-manual exercises, ambulatory functional activities, and daily-living activities. Also guides and assists the Physical Therapy Assistant in their daily duties.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide physical therapy services to patients presenting to the clinic.
  • Make appropriate diagnoses and prescribe necessary treatments or procedures to promote health following clinic policies.
  • Manage the physical therapy patient schedule to maximize the number of patient seen without compromising quality of care.
  • Record all information gathered and decisions made in the patient Electronic Medical Record.
  • Following established medical guidelines, educate patients regarding their health status and treatments.
  • Utilize appropriate educational materials pertaining to specific physical therapy issues.
  • Work with other members of the medical clinic and the physical medicine team as needed in the carrying out of prescribed duties.
  • Maintain appropriate physical therapy licensure.
  • With other clinic personnel, insure compliance with HIPAA and other applicable laws.
  • Act as expert resource person to other staff.
  • Serve on CQI committees as requested.
  • Appropriate work attire is required.
  • Must attend all mandatory department trainings.
  • Ensures confidentiality of financial records and all records for employees and/or clients.
  • Displays a responsive and professional manner in promptly responding to all requests, complaints, and problems.
  • Recognizes that each employee is a representative of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and is responsible for demonstrating courtesy, respect, and sensitivity to the needs of all others, including visitors and co-workers.
  • Represents the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the department in a positive and professional manner in the community.
  • Required to maintain proper attendance including reporting to work on time in accordance with applicable policies.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area.
  • Due to changes and modifications in the job from time to time, employees are required to be flexible and assume other responsibilities assigned by management as deemed necessary.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds is required.
  • Walking, standing, bending stooping, pushing, pushing, and pulling are required.
  • Must be physically capable of providing assistance to some patients with ambulation on and off treatment tables and equipment.

Position Qualifications:

  • Graduate of a physical therapy program accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association; and pass the National Physical Therapy Examination licensing exam.
  • Renew license every two years by completing at least 20 hours of continuing education as required by the State of Minnesota.
  • One year of experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of computer applications to include word processing, Access, Excel and Microsoft outlook is required.
  • Knowledge with Native American cultures, communities and beliefs is preferred.
  • Experience working with Native American clients, communities and is able to demonstrate cultural sensitivity is preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing is required.
  • Ability to work independently and establish priorities is required.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is required.
  • Ability to establish professional and harmonious working relationships on all projects and with all parties involved.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with the Fond du Lac Reservation’s Personnel Policies.
  • Subject to pre-employment and annual background checks.
  • Subject to immunization review and submitted proof of required vaccinations.
  • Some travel may be required.



APPLY TO: Fond du Lac Human Resources
1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720


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