Covenant Health

Job Title
Sr Phys Therapy Asst
LeConte Medical Center
Department Name






Senior Physical Therapist Assistant


PRN/OCC, Variable shifts


LeConte Medical Center Overview:

LeConte Medical Center is a part of Covenant Health, our region’s top-performing healthcare network and is a 79-bed community hospital located in the heart of Sevier County. We’re a full-service, not-for-profit hospital delivering modern medicine and compassionate care to the growing Sevier County community. LeConte offers a full range of health services, including top-tier specialists, a modern ER, and a beautiful Women’s Center. Learn more about our amazing facility at

As you’d expect, we offer our employees a robust benefits package, including:

  • unmatched medical insurance,
  • tuition reimbursement;
  • student loan repayment assistance,
  • certification bonuses;
  • leadership and professional development programs;
  • an employer-matched 401(k); and
  • a generous Combined Time Off (CTO) program.


Position Summary:  Under supervision of a licensed physical therapist, implements treatments; monitors patient progress; modifies or progresses treatment plans as per goals set by the therapist as defined by State Practice Act.  Responsible for additional job responsibilities which may include program development and staff orientation/ training.  PTA for weekend rotation coverage for acute care and occasional weekday coverage.



  • Clinical practice – Administers treatment programs, including specialized treatment
    • Adheres to the "Definition and Utilization of the Physical Therapist Assistant" as stated in the current American Physical Therapy Association policy.
    • Monitors patient progress and makes recommendations to the physical therapist in accordance with patient needs and evidence based practice.
    • Documents patient progress in medical records for assigned patients.
    • Provides input for patient care and discharge planning with other health professionals.
    • Meets established targets for passive/active treatment ratios
    • Involves patient and family in treatment, education and goal setting. Coordinates with other medical personnel regarding patient’s progress, needs and discharge planning.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and competency including providing for age-specific needs of the population served.
  • Serves as a resource person for staff on an ongoing basis
    • Provides 4 hours education/mentorship time per year. This includes:
      • Peer counseling/Mentorship
      • Community lectures/Volunteer
      • In-services/Case studies
  • Participates in development, implementation and evaluation of standards of care and evidence based practice. This includes:
    • Evidence based practice protocols
    • Clinical outcomes analysis and communication to team
    • Participates in the development of new policies
    • QI/QA
  • Maintains and updates patient documentation in accordance with professional, departmental, organizational, and payer guidelines and timeframes. Maintains established targets for compliance with chart audits.
  • Meets established target for:
    • Quality/outcome measures
    • Service/patient satisfaction measures
    • Financial/productivity measures
    • Growth/patients-per-day measures
  • Demonstrates leadership including, but not limited to:
    • Participates in development and implementation of new and current programs
    • Participates in training, orientation and supervision of support staff
    • Participates in orientation of new licensed staff
    • Acts as Clinical Instructor for ate least one student per year as available


Minimum Education:  None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.


Minimum Experience:  Two (2) years’ experience with at least one (1) year experience in the specialty are.  One year experience in acute care a plus.


Licensure Requirements:  Current Tennessee Physical Therapist Assistant license. CPR required. Employee must have a valid Tennessee driver’s license Class D and state mandated minimum insurance coverage. Driving record must meet Covenant Health minimum standards at the date of hire and throughout employment tenure. 


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