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Physical Therapist

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Plan, prepare, or carry out individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve, or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain, or prevent physical dysfunction in patients.
  • Perform and document an initial exam, evaluating data to identify problems and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention.
  • Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit.
  • Identify and document goals, anticipated progress, and plans for reevaluation.
  • Record prognosis, treatment, response, and progress in patient's chart or enter information into computer.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others - administer medications or treatments
  • Obtain patients' informed consent to proposed interventions.
  • Documenting/Recording Information - document medical prognosis

About the test

The HR Avatar Physical Therapist Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Physical Therapist test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
Personality
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Expressive and Outgoing
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Self-Control
  • Empathy

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:29-1123.00
Simulation Context:Lower-Level General Business/Office
O*Net Context:Healthcare Practitioners and Technical
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$58,190 or less
Bottom 25%:
$70,680 or less
Median:
$85,400 (Average)
Top 25%:
$100,880 or more
Top 10%:
$122,130 or more

US Employment Statistics
2014:
210,900
2024 (projected):
282,700
Annual U.S. Job Openings:12,830

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Psychology
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Biology
  • English Language
  • Education and Training
Top Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Service Orientation
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Written Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Written Expression
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Speech Clarity
Education Requirements
Bachelor's Degree:
8%
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate:
4%
Master's Degree:
39%
Post-Masters Certificate:
6%
Professional Degree:
5%
Doctoral Degree:
37%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
None:
26%
Less than 1 Month:
4%
3 - 6 Months:
6%
6 Months - 1 Year:
30%
1 - 2 Years:
25%
2 - 4 Years:
8%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapist, Chief Physical Therapist, Geriatric Physical Therapist, Home Care Physical Therapist, Kinesiotherapist, Orthopedic Physical Therapist, Outpatient Physical Therapist, Pediatric Physical Therapist, Per Diem Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist (PT), Physical Therapist, Director of Rehabilitation, Physiotherapist, Pulmonary Physical Therapist, Registered Physical Therapist (RPT), Rehabilitation Services Director, Sports Physical Therapist, Staff Physical Therapist (Staff PT), Treatment Coordinator

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  • Correctly fill-in a supplies order based on past employee use.
  • Learn about and explain work scheduling rules to colleagues.
  • Carefully check that measurements are in the proper range.
  • Accurately calculate contribution for a savings account.
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