Clinical Director, Physical Therapy Salary
Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy in the United States pull down an average of $77K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. More than half of Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy (62 percent) survey respondents are men. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Clinical Director, Physical Therapy
A clinical director of physical therapy is a high-level administrator who oversees the quality of care in a hospital's physical therapy department or in a dedicated physical therapy clinic. The clinical director typically interviews and hires staff physical therapists, as well as monitors their work with patients and patient progress. The director may also establish various programs and therapy procedures and processes to be used, and they must ensure that all physical therapy activities fall within regulatory parameters.Read More...
Normally, the clinical director of physical therapy helps make sure that all staffing and scheduling needs are met and that all medical professionals working in active physical therapy with patients possess the proper licensing and certifications. The director often monitors these therapists' work and collaborates with them to assess treatment effectiveness and individual patients' progress. They also review and sign off on any changes to treatment recommended by therapists. Other tasks performed include ensuring that the facility and equipment are clean and functional, performing regular inspections of their facilities, submitting budgets and proposals to a hospital board, and monitoring and distributing funds.
A clinical director of physical therapy is typically a licensed physical therapist. In addition to a doctor of physical therapy degree, the director may have additional training or postgraduate education in healthcare management. The clinical director normally works in a hospital or medical office environment during regular business hours.
Clinical Director, Physical Therapy Tasks
- Oversee departmental staff operations, business planning and budget development.
- Oversee the treatments, services and reporting of patient cases.
- Plan and direct the physical therapy program.
- Ensure services are in compliance with professional and clinical competency standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Director, Physical Therapy
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For Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $74K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $84K. On average, Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy make $86K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $96K.
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