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Physical Therapist in Trenton, TN at RHA Health Services

Date Posted: 2/16/2019

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Job Description

We are looking for talented individuals who share our dedication to the people we serve and support. RHA is dedicated to supporting people as they strive for increasing independence, personal growth and opportunities in their communities.  The guiding principle of RHA is that every person is unique and, therefore, every path to independence, recovery and wellness is unique.  Our approach to care puts the needs of the people and communities we serve at the center of every decision.

Are you a positive and personable Physical Therapist looking for a unique and fun opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and watch them thrive?

Calling all Physical Therapist in the Dyer, Trenton, Humboldt and Jackson Tennessee area.


Then join our clinical team at RHA Health Services!

Key duties include:

  • Evaluates, plans, develops, implements and documents Physical Therapy treatment programs for service users as needed.
  • Consults with immediate supervisor and other health care and programming staff related to resident care plans to develop specialized programs for developing the motor skills and normal growth of residents, including range of motion activities.
  • Provides direct physical therapy treatment to service users as needed.
  • Consults with service user’s physician and/or consultants in regards to the continuation of Physical Therapy services when any medically related problems arise.
  • Maintains appropriate data and records progress notes on an as needed basis.
  • Serves as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team and attends those meetings as assigned.
  • Instructs other personnel inappropriate activities for residents.
  • Evaluates need for, orders and adjusts adaptive equipment and wheelchairs. Refers broken wheelchairs and adaptive equipment to appropriate personnel to be repaired.
  • Participates in the pre-admission process as needed.
  • Coordinates orthopedic clinics and consultations for service users on an as needed basis.
  • Modifies or consults with orthotist/prosthetist regarding problems with braces or artificial limbs.
  • Develops specific objective plans as delineated in the client's current habilitative plan.

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Our ideal contract Physical Therapist (PT) has excellent listening and communication skills and can pick up on nonverbal communication.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy
  • 1-2 years working with developmental disabled individuals preferred.


Certificates, Licenses & Registrations:

  • Satisfies legal requirements for the practice of Physical Therapy in the state Tennessee in accordance with the Physical Therapy Practice Act.
  • A valid driver’s license may be required.
  • Personal auto liability insurance is mandatory if transporting service users in private/personal vehicle(s).

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If you are ready to make a difference in the lives of people we serve and support apply to join the team today.

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