Covenant Health

Job Title
Physical Therapist
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name


Patricia Nealfsrmc_horz_cov


Physical Therapist

PRN/OCC, Variable Hours and Shifts


Position Summary: Under general supervision, plans, evaluates and implements treatment programs for physical therapy patients.  Modifies treatment plans in accordance with patient progress.


If you have any questions please contact Recruiter: Kimberlin Woods || 865-374-5403 || kwoods8@COVHLTH.COM  


  • Clinical practice – including evaluation and treatment of patients
    • Performs patient evaluations (initial, progress, and discharge evaluations), establishes treatment plans, makes recommendations, and sets goals in accordance with patient needs and evidence based practice.
    • Ensures timely completion of all CMS documentation requirements ie FIMs and QRP.
    • 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 support staff and other health system staff.
    • Assists with training, orientation and supervision of support staff.
    • Assumes responsibility for the educational development of assigned students.
  • 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
  • Demonstrates leadership including, but not limited to:
    • Supervision of support staff
    • Participates in professional organization/meetings (TPTA, APTA)
    • Volunteers for Covenant Health activities such as the marathon, golf tournament, sports physicals, employee education, etc.
  • Complete partnering activities per established targets per month.
    • Community lectures/volunteer
    • Provide or attend in-services
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.


Minimum Education: Graduation from an accredited Physical Therpay Program.


Minimum Experience: None.

Licensure Requirement: Current Tennessee Physical Therapy License.


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