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Outpatient Physical Therapist

Company: Siskin Hospital
Location: Chattanooga
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Responsible for administering and directing appropriate Physical therapy evaluation and treatment as prescribed by a qualified physician. Responsible for effective communication and accurate documentation. Displays professional behavior in accordance with APTA Code of Ethics and Siskin Philosophy of Service. Meets mandatory requirements to keep Physical Therapy license active. -
Supervises PT and PTA students after one year of experience. Provides clinical supervision to PTA's and Technicians. Routinely interacts with other employees , families, patients, vendors, physicians and visitors. Reports to Outpatient Supervisor. - -
Education: Bachelor or Master of Science in Physical Therapy or graduation from an approved certificate program prior to mandatory licensing. Experience: None Required Licensure/ Certification: Licensed or eligible for licensure in Tennessee --- Maintains ongoing CPR certification --- Maintains current FIM certification ( if appropriate to worksite )
Skills / Competencies--- Willingness to continue education and professional training. --- Ability to work effectively with others --- Ability to complete tasks in individual and team capacity --- Willingness to accept and give constructive criticism --- Minimal computer skills preferred
Physical/ Mental Requirements Position requires the ability to frequently: --- Maneuver patients of varying weights and sizes, with varying functional deficits and abilities to assist with transfer and other mobility activities. Maneuvering patients may also include performing more difficult physical patient activities in cooperation with other staff or utilizing transfer/therapy equipment. --- Perform moderately difficult manipulative skills such as positioning patient or setting up and operating treatment equipment. --- Walk, sit and/or stand for prolonged periods, remain in awkward positions for prolonged positions such as during patient treatment while maintaining most optimal body mechanics the situations may allow. --- Be able to see and observe equipment monitors and subtle patient changes such as facial expression, color changes in skin, etc. --- Distinguish variations in sound such as voice patterns or pertinent information from background noise. --- Communicate with a variety of people with varying ability to comprehend or hear. --- Concentrate on fine detail and attend to task for varying periods with frequent interruptions. --- Understand and relate to the theories behind several related concepts. -

Keywords: Siskin Hospital, Chattanooga , Outpatient Physical Therapist, Healthcare , Chattanooga, Tennessee

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