Float Physical Therapist

Website Outpatient/Home Care/ Inpatient

Position Summary

The Float Physical Therapist is responsible for providing physical therapy in all locations as needed for coverage of vacations, planned leaves, and/or high volume of patients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

Provide physical therapy services in inpatient, outpatient, and home health settings

Evaluate patients/clients, develop a plan of care with associated goals including quantifiable physical and functional targets 

Provide assessments, treatments, instructions, and other physical therapy services according to the scope of practice limitations per Maine statute 

Remain current on expectations, updates, and other items in each setting to ensure proper orientation of new staff

Attend staff meetings in multiple settings

Attend weekly operations meetings to maintain an understanding of staffing needs

Perform other duties as needed

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

Must be a graduate of a Physical Therapy Program approved by the Commission for the Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education. 

Current BLS Certification required

Current state of Maine License for Physical Therapy required

1-3 years of relevant experience

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Outlook, Word and Excel

Flexibility and dependability

A person who demonstrates the physical communication and mental capabilities to perform the duties required of the position. 

Driving a personal vehicle is required in the performance of essential job functions. As such, a current, valid driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance is required. 

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. This employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.