• Department ofCorrections
  • $80,570.00 -104,780.00/year*
  • Waukesha, WI
  • Healthcare - Allied Health
  • Full-Time
  • 1537 E Moreland Blvd

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The Department of Corrections isseekingPhysical Therapiststo work in limited term employment positions*, with potential vacancies occurring throughout the state. Current vacancies are located at Fox Lake Correctional Institution in Fox Lake, WI (Dodge County) and Oshkosh Correctional Institution in Oshkosh, WI (Winnebago County).

Application materials will be accepted on a continuous basis. Eligible applicants will have their applications kept on file for a period of 12 months and will be invited to interview for vacant positions as they occur.

*Temporary jobs are referred to as limited term employment (LTE). While limited term employment does not automatically lead to or enjoy the same benefits as permanent employment, these positions provide valuable work experience and an opportunity to learn more aboutdifferentcareer options at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

Want to make a positive difference in the lives of others? Consider the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.
We are focused on public safety through the custody and supervision of offenders. Employees working in the Department of Corrections have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of those in our custody through careers in a variety of fields. DOC uses cutting-edge research and an evidence-based approach to drive service and program delivery, which allows employees to be part of an agency that has a real impact on the people of Wisconsin.

Position Summary:

This position provides physical therapy services to patients for both acute and chronic conditions. This includes performing physical therapy assessments, designing treatment programs and providing for implementation. Implementation may be by the physical therapist, by the physical therapy assistant, delegated to Health Service Unit staff, or a combination thereof. The Physical Therapist is responsible for training of Health Service staff in their responsibilities for implementation when indicated. The Physical Therapist evaluates individual treatment programs on an ongoing basis and revises as appropriate.

Special Notes:

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DOC sponsorship) at the time of application.

The Department of Corrections will conduct criminal background checks on applicants prior to selection. Upon hire, all new DOC employees are subject to fingerprinting. The Department of Corrections may conduct pre-employment drug screens. Any applicant who is offered employment in a position which requires a pre-employment drug screen must pass the screen as a contingency to employment. Applicants who fail or refuse the drug screen will not be given further consideration for employment.

Special Requirements :

Candidates must be registered as a Physical Therapist in the State of Wisconsin. Certification in CPR and ability to perform CPR and maintain yearly re-certification procedure is required. Candidates must be current residents of Wisconsin.


  • Extensive knowledge of current physical therapy theory and practice.

  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with health care personnel and other institutional personnel.

  • Ability to maintain helpful and understanding attitude toward patients.

  • Knowledge of effective oral and written communication techniques.

  • Ability to work in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural population.

  • Associated topics: clinician, inpatient, lactation, lactation consultant, movement disorder, orthopedic, orthopedic therapy, outpatient, therapist outpatient, therapist physical

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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