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Physical Therapist

Pulaski, Tennessee

Req ID 7415-3029 Post Date May. 08, 2024 CategoryTherapists FacilitySouthern Tennessee Regional Health System - Pulaski

Provides physical therapy to assigned groups of patients by performing the following duties:

A review of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.

Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

Promotes and restores patients’ health by evaluating and administering treatment to restore function and prevent disability following injury, disease, or physical disability, collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members, providing supervision to physical therapist assistants.

Identifies patient care needs through evaluation and establishes professional rapport with patients to achieve desired patient outcomes.

Establishes an environment of care and compassion to provide emotional, psychological, and physical support to patients and families.

Promotes patient independence by establishing patient care goals, performing therapy techniques and teachings for patient family to gain physical independence through mobility.

Assures quality patient care by adhering to establish best practices and standards of care, measuring functional outcomes, making changes to the patients plan of care as needed, following our hospital philosophies, standards of practice and standards of care set forth by the Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy.

Assisting in resolution of patient concerns through use of multidisciplinary team strategies.

Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with the procedures, rules and regulations set forth by this facility; requests assistance from other staff when needed to accomplish this.

Documents patient care services accurately and promptly utilizing the electronic medical record.

Maintains patient confidentiality and protects operations by keeping information confidential.

Ensures operation of equipment by following manufacturers recommendations/instructions, reporting need for repair, evaluating new equipment and techniques for use

Maintains needed supplies by monitoring stock levels for future use and needs, using supplies and equipment as needed to perform job duties.

Maintains professional and technical knowledge through continued education, review of professional publications and participating in learning opportunities provided by this facility.

Maintains a collaborative relationship with team members by communicating information, responding to requests, reviewing information sent via emails, building rapport with team members huddle and executive patient safety rounding.

Demonstrates the ability to define problems, collect date, establish facts, and draw reasonable/valid conclusions regarding patient care.

Maintains competencies based on the departmental specific skills checklist.

Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Minimum Education
Must possess an active TN License to practice physical therapy.

Required Skills
Must possess BLS/CPR
BLS may be obtained within 30 days of hire following new hire orientation.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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