The Physical Therapist/ATC organizes and carries out physical therapy programs in the hospital for inpatients or outpatients, to facilitate the rehabilitation for the mentally or physically handicapped. The staff PT/ATC provides direct patient focused care to include physical therapy evaluations and quality treatment with short and long term goals determined by the patient’s needs. The staff PT may work with any /all patients of the following age groups based upon individual responsibility, training, and competency: Infants (age 0-18 months), Children (age 19 months-12 years), Adolescents (age 13 years –17 years), Adults (age 18 years – 64 years), and Geriatrics (age 65+ years). All PT’s are required to have competency for adolescent, adult, and geriatric age groups. Therapists who will work with children or infants less than 13 years will require specific training and competencies demonstrated prior to working with pediatrics. The staff PT also assists the director of the department in the supervision of support staff, quality assurance and improvement activities and the overall operation of the department.
EDUCATION: B.S., MS or DPT or greater in physical therapy, from an accredited program, and certification as an athletic trainer by the NATA. Must be able to read and write English.
EXPERIENCE: Requires at least 2 years experience in a sports medicine / orthopedic clinic setting. Candidate must have current licensure or be eligible to apply for licensure in the state of Tennessee. Candidate must have Certification through National Athletic Trainer’s Association.
a. Candidate needs to have effective oral and written communication skills with all age roups and educational levels.
b. idate needs to have good organizational and problem solving skills and takes responsibility for own actions.
c. Candidate emphasizes excellence in patient care and customer relations. Candidate must be able to interact with all age groups, educational levels, and people with medical or cognitive problems in an effective, pleasant, courteous, and respectful manner.
d. Candidate is willing and able to be flexible and versatile in role functions.
e. Candidate is able to handle a fast-paced, sometimes stressful environment while providing excellent quality of care.
Hospital Main Number: 931-528-2541