A PT consistently provides effective direct care to a variety of complex patients. In doing so, the PT acts as a role model and supervisor for junior staff and helps identify patients who have unmet physical therapy needs. This level of therapist seeks and provides feedback for improved clinical practice, and begins to assume a leadership role but seeks mentoring in this process. A PT is focused on expanding clinical knowledge and skills beyond the entry level and sharing this knowledge through in-services and mentoring PT1s in coordination of care with the other members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team. Therapists at this level may be asked to contribute to performance appraisals. The PT is expected to serve as a primary clinical instructor for students.
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