Student Therapy Center

Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Physical Therapist/ATC Apply
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Description:

The Physical Therapist/ATC or SCS 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 or SCS  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, and quality assurance

 

This position is also responsible for the prevention, care, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and physical therapy patients at CRMC and Tennessee Technological University Student Therapy Center.  The PT / ATC serves as primarily responsible for daily operations, of TTU Student Therapy Center Clinic.  The PT is responsible for coordination of patient care, customer service, marketing, , and supplies for the Tennessee Technological University Clinic.  The PT acts as a liaison between Tennessee Technological University administration and the Director of Therapy Services and/or  Student Therapy Center and hospital administration.  The PT / ATC or SCS may also provide services for the University as specified in any contractual arrangements.  As a PT and an ATC or SCS he/she is required to perform the professional duties and standards of care as specified by the American Physical Therapy Association, the National Athletic Trainer’s Association, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, state and federal rules and regulations, and JCAHO standards. 

EDUCATION:

B.S., MS or DPT or greater in physical therapy, from an accredited program, and certification as an athletic trainer by the NATA, or sports certified specialtist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. 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 or a SCS by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.

SKILLS:

a. Candidate needs to have effective oral and written communication skills with all age groups and educational levels.

b.  Candidate 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. 

d.  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.

e.  Candidate is willing and able to be flexible and versatile in role functions.

f.  Candidate is able to handle a fast-paced, sometimes stressful environment while providing excellent quality of care.