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Physical Therapist

Physical Therapist

Job Description

Job is located in Cookeville, TN.

Physical Therapist:  working in Hospital location


POSITION SUMMARY:  The Physical therapist organizes and carries out physical therapy programs in the hospital for inpatients, to facilitate the rehabilitation of the mentally or physically handicapped.  The staff  PT 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).         

            1.  Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 45 CFR, Part 80, Section 80.6 (b) (c).

2.  Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, 45 CFR, Part 84, Section (b) (1) (VI).

3.  T.C.A. 1200-8-16-.02 (14).           

4.  Americans with Disabilities Act, July 1990.

5.  Corporate Compliance.


Position assures compliance with and upholding the Medical Center=s policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, physical or mental handicap, or veteran=s status.  Position may interact with all ages of patients, guests, staff, and others.

Job Requirements

Physical Therapist



B.S. or M.S. in phyiscal therapy from an accredited program.  Must be able to read and write English. 



            Experience preferred but new graduates are acceptable.  Candidate must have current licensure or be eligible to apply for licensure in the state of Tennessee.



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.  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.

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

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


Job Snapshot

Base Pay $65,000.00 - $90,000.00 /Year
Other Pay will take new grad! $7K sign on bonus and $5K relo
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care, Professional Services
Education Not Specified
Experience Greater than 15 years
Manages Others No
Relocation Yes
Industry Healthcare - Health Services, Exercise - Fitness
Required Travel Not Specified
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Physical Therapist

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