Job Type: Part-time
Location: Natchitoches Regional Medical Center


Position Summary

Responsible for evaluation, planning, directing and administering physical therapy modalities of treatment as prescribed by a licensed physician.  Administers treatments and physical agents as prescribed by a referring physician in an effort to restore function and prevent disability following injury, disease or physical disability.  Assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities.  The Physical Therapist 2 coordinates, delegates and supervises responsibilities assigned to supportive staff (RCNA, PTA, PTLA, etc.).  The Physical Therapist participates in operational aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities.  .  Ensures that patient changes are accurate and entered on a timely basis.  Participates in all infection control, departmental equipment training, organizational safety and fire safety programs. Other duties as assigned.

Primary Responsibilities

1. Responsible for direction of the Physical Therapy Department certified staff, including Physical Therapy Assistants and Physical Therapy Aides and Restorative CNAs.

2. Ability to observe and evaluate treatment effect, recommends change to physician as needed.

3. Ability to perform an appropriate assessment on all patients as related to the therapy requested and provided and reassessments as per policy.  This includes neonate, pediatric, adolescent, geriatric patients and the general patient population.

4. Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.

5. Demonstrates knowledge of physical therapy modalities.

6. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.  Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and family.  

7. Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.  Maintains department cleanliness and safety.

8. Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.

9. Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff and administrative team.

10. Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients’ needs are met and hospital policy is followed.

11. Maintains records pertinent to personnel and operation of the department.

12. Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.

13. Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.


1. Consults other departments as appropriate to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities.

2. Documentation meets current standards and policies.

3. Assists with orientation and in-service training for certified department staff members, participates in guidance and educational programs.

4. Provides evaluation of certified staff including interviewing, hiring, evaluating and termination.

5. Basic computer knowledge. 

6. Knowledge of physical medicine, physical therapy modalities, anatomy and physiology.

7. Knowledge of physical therapy machine operation, maintenance and repairs of same.

8. Ability to use appropriate discretion in handling confidential information and materials.

Supervisory Responsibility



Required Education and Experience

1. Current State Physical Therapy Licensure required.

2. Graduate of an approved school of Physical Therapy or graduate of accredited college or university with a certificate in Physical Therapy required.

3. Current BCLS (CPR) certification.



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