Physical Therapist

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Reports To: 

Medical Director

Type of Position: 

Regular Full Time


Little Axe Health Center / 15951 Little Axe Dr. / Norman, OK 73026

General Description

This position is located at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Clinic Little Axe Clinic in Norman Oklahoma.  The Little Axe Clinic is an outpatient multi-disciplinary clinic established and managed by the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. The Little Axe clinic is an ambulatory clinic that provides direct care services to Native American patients.  The purpose of the position is to provide physical therapy services for the clinic patients in an outpatient setting.  This position functions under the supervision of the Medical Director.


  1. Responsible for the care and treatment of patients referred to Physical Therapy.
  2. Provide specialty patient care in the area of Acute Medicine, Outpatient for patients having a wide variety of diagnoses with subsequent needs for specialized rehabilitative, preventive and patient education measures.
  3. Performs assessment, planning and treatment regimens for patients who are acutely ill or have a combination of severe physical disabilities with secondary complications.
  4. Consults with patients and health professionals to understand nature of problems, assess physical capabilities/limitations, and motivate participation in therapeutic activities.
  5. Carry out full range of treatment procedures using heat, light, water, massage, therapeutic exercise, and training in use of prosthetic devices.
  6. Perform and interpret results of manual muscle and nerve tests, skin temperature and resistance tests, joint motion tests.
  7. Conducts on going evaluations of therapy results in order to assess patient progress and response; maintains patient evaluation progress notes.
  8. Participates with health care team in providing consultation services on patient management, discharge planning, special equipment, and training as appropriate. 
  9. Perform other duties as assigned.

Education Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited Physical Therapy program, Master’s degree in physical therapy or a directly related field preferred.
  • Current, full, active and unrestricted license to practice physical therapy.
  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, physics, kinesiology, psychology, pathophysiology and surgical procedures as they relate to human function.
  • Knowledge of an ability to apply clinically appropriate assessment techniques and treatment intervention to address human pathophysiology and dysfunction.
  • Knowledge of contemporary and evidence-based PT practice.
  • Knowledge of clinical signs and symptoms to make appropriate referrals for further medical attention/assessment as indicated.
  • Ability to interpret clinician prescriptions and referrals.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate with patients, families, caregivers and other healthcare professions.
  • Good organizational and assessment skills.
  • Ability to lift patient as needed to assist with PT. 
  • The ability to fully utilize a computer.
  • The ability to perform duties with a minimum of supervision.
  • The ability to function as a team member.
  • The ability to be a dependable team member of the clinic setting and be ready to start work on time
Native American Preference/EEO/Drug Free /Smoke Free Workplace

Posted Date: 

1 year 3 months ago