Physical Therapist, Occupational Health Services - Chattanooga, TN
Occupational Health Services-P - Chattanooga, TN

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HCA Physician Services implements innovative, value added solutions that help physicians deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare to support HCA's commitment to the care and improvement of human life. We focus on quality, streamlining operations and continuously improving technology as we strive to provide the best possible patient care and serve our community.

We offer an excellent benefits package, competitive salary and growth opportunities. Join our team and share your skills and talents with the nation's largest private provider of healthcare services.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Physical Therapist is a key member of the Physician Practice and provides medically prescribed physical therapy treatment for patients suffering from injuries, or muscle, nerve, joint and bone diseases, to restore function, relieve pain, and prevent disability.

DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
•Reviews Physician's referral (prescription) and patient's condition and medical records to determine physical therapy treatment required.
•Tests and measures patient's strength, motor development, sensory perception, functional capacity, and respiratory and circulatory efficiency, and records findings to develop or revise treatment programs.
•Plans and prepares written treatment program based on evaluation of patient data.
•Administers manual exercises to improve and maintain function.
•Instructs, motivates, and assists patient to perform various physical activities and in use of assistant and supportive devices such as crutches, canes, and prostheses.
•Administers treatments involving application of physical agents.
•Evaluates effects of treatment at various stages and adjusts treatments to achieve maximum benefit.
•Administers massage.
•Administers traction to relieve pain.
•Records treatment, response, and progress in patient's chart or enters information into computer.
•Instructs patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home.
•Evaluates, fits, and adjusts prosthetic and orthotic devices and recommends modification to Orthotist.
•Confers with Physician and other practitioners to obtain additional patient information, suggest revisions in treatment program, and integrate physical therapy treatment with other aspects of patient's health care.
•Orients, instructs, and directs work activities of assistants, aides, and students.
•Plans and conducts lectures and training programs on physical therapy and related topics for medical staff, students, and community groups.
•Plans and develops physical therapy research programs and participates in conducting research.
Qualifications
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
EDUCATION
•Must be a graduate of an accredited school of physical therapy.
EXPERIENCE
•One or more years of experience desired.
•Experience with Worker's Comp in an out-patient orthopedic clinic required.
CERTIFICATE/LICENSE – Must possess a current physical therapy license.

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