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  • 18 County Road 458
    Mountain Home, AR 72653

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Physical Therapist - SAL

Acadia-Healthcare • Mountain Home, AR

Posted 4 days ago

Job Snapshot

Experience - At least 1 year(s)
Degree - 4 Year Degree
Healthcare - Health Services
Health Care

Job Description

Essential Functions

An individual must be able to successfully perform the essential functions of this position with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Completes physical therapy testing for all new patients as prescribed/indicated. Re-evaluations for all current patients will be completed every six months for patients younger than two years of age and annually for all patients aged two years and above. In addition, all patients discharged from physical therapy services will be re-evaluated six months following discharge to assess for possible regression.

Completes a formal written report of findings within one week of completion of testing. This report will be submitted to the CSC or clinic designee.

If the patient qualifies for physical therapy services, the PT will develop an individualized physical therapy treatment plan.

Reviews and updates each patient’s treatment plan on a quarterly basis. The PT will document these reviews and update the current Master Treatment Plan (MTP) located in the patient’s medical chart.

Conducts physical therapy services, as appropriate. The number and length of these sessions will be determined by the PT in accordance with Medicaid therapy guidelines, and Ascent standards.

Supervises PTA in accordance with the AR State Board of Physical Therapy regulations

For every service billed, the PT will provide progress notes in the appropriate format which contains all information as required by company policy, CHMS and/or RSPMI guidelines, and/or other applicable regulations. The PT will keep detailed records of all work with all patients he/she serves. All billing and required supporting documentation must be done in compliance with company standards.

The productivity expectation of a PT is defined as delivering all of the prescribed therapy units on your caseload.  Expectations are that a therapist will spend approximately 6 ½ hours (26 units) out of an 8 hour day providing direct care to patients. Productivity will be assessed as part of the employee’s performance evaluation.

Ensures that Credible visits are completed for each patient served on a daily basis.

Assists with completion of other documentation related to physical therapy evaluations and therapy, as appropriate.

Refers patients for additional clinical services, as needed.

Attends and actively participates in job-related center functions such as parent meetings, transition conferences, peer reviews, conferences with supervisors, staff workshops, and job orientations, as indicated.

Represents the program to parents, visitors, and the public in a positive way.

Maintains familiarity with health and safety guidelines, including universal precautions and daily operating procedures, as implemented by the clinic nurse.

Immediately reports any information regarding health and safety concerns to supervisor or clinic nurse.

Completes relevant and approved continuing professional education each year as required to maintain professional licensure.

Provides supervisor/HR with renewed license.

Is familiar with the company’s policies and procedures and guidelines, as well as those requirements set forth by regulatory agencies, including CHMS, AR Child Care Licensing, and the AR Health Department.

Displays concern for the rights of patients and families served by the clinic.

May perform other related and non-related duties as assigned and agreed upon by both parties.


An individual must be proficient in each of the competencies listed below to successfully perform the responsibilities of this position.

Licensed/certified by a credentialing body that uses a competency-based process for issuing licenses and certification.

Time Management-Uses time effectively by planning and prioritizing tasks as well as setting goals in order to accomplish assignments on schedule.

Analyzes and Solves Problems – Approaches problems from an analytical perspective, gathering information from multiple sources performing analyses, and drawing appropriate conclusions. Proactively diagnoses by identifying root causes and choosing optimal solutions.

Embraces Diversity – Leverages the capabilities and perspectives of all individuals, holding self and others accountable for developing and maintaining an environment that enables full participation and development of all backgrounds, cultures, styles, and views.

Communicates with Purpose – Gains support for ideas through effective spoken/written communication. Uses active listening to ensure understanding and is able to recognize important information in written materials. Provides clear instructions in accordance with company guidelines.

Maintains Cooperative Relationships – Treats others with respect and encourages cooperation at all levels of the company. Works to resolve conflicts while ensuring needs are met. Interacts effectively with all Employees, families, patients, referral sources, and all external agencies.

Demonstrates Integrity – Maintains in one’s work through implementing, upholding, and enforcing ethical standards and compliance with local, state, and federal laws and company policies.

Promotes Strong Work Ethic – Stays focused and works effectively under stress. Holds self and others accountable for completing tasks accurately and efficiently. Shows enthusiasm towards work and teaches Employees to do the same. Maintains high standards for self and others.

Encourages Customer Focus – Makes Customer service a priority by instructing others to provide excellent service to internal and external customers. Demonstrates how to appropriately interact with customers, even in difficult situations, and how to effectively meet their needs.

Decision Making- Ability to make correct decisions or choose the best course of actions when a decision needs to be made, including doing so in a safe manner, preventing accidents, injuries, and theft.

Attendance - Ability to be punctual to work, including adhering to time limits while on break or lunch. Employee must also follow company policy in respect to sick leave, vacation time off, giving a prompt notice of absence due to an illness, and following company policy and regulatory standards in regards to leaves of absences (i.e. FMLA, Personal Leave, etc).

Productivity – Performs all direct patient care to meet company productivity standards and all services requested on treatment plans and/or approved by prior authorizations.

Physical Activities

The following physical activities are necessary to perform one or more essential functions of this position.

Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Must be physically able to walk, stand, and stoop for several hours each day.

Must be willing and able to sit on the floor and get up without assistance.



Travel as needed.


A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited college or university.

A current Arkansas license as a Physical Therapist.

Prefer at least one year’s experience working with infants/toddlers and/or preschool children with developmental disabilities and/or special needs.

Position Reports To:                      Clinic Director

                                                            Assistant Clinic Director

                                                            Director of Clinical Services

Position Supervises:                       Physical Therapy Assistants

Job ID: c2e6e6918cd142eea6bb4eb835896813
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