Physical Therapist - Nashville, TN in Nashville, TN at D&S Community Services

Date Posted: 6/30/2020

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Job Description


Are you looking to make a career change? Do you have a passion for working with people who have ID?  Do you value the ability to set your own schedule and have job flexibility? D&S community services, a leader in the provision of long term in-home therapy services, is currently seeking a full-time Physical therapist to provide home based services in the Nashville area.   We are looking for motivated, passionate and self-directed applicants to join our exceptional therapy team as we grow our home based service across Middle Tennessee Region. Strong time management, organization and documentation skills are essential.   Traveling with incentive compensation within a 100-mile radius is required.   Current license in the state of TN required.

Performs position specific job functions at an acceptable level with minimal direction. 

  1. Conducts initial diagnostic evaluations and screenings to assess the capabilities and limitations of the service recipient.
  2. Implements physical therapy treatment activities and programs which are consistent with the physician’s orders and plan of care.
  3. Plans and implements appropriate treatment plan of care and training programs.
  4. Observes, records and reports on service recipient’s progress.
  5. Provides training on staff instruction protocols to direct care staff involved in teaching daily living skills and activities.
  6. Prepares and maintains operational records such as service recipient’s evaluations, re-evaluations, treatment plans, revised treatment plans, progress notes, discharge notes, and other operational records and reports, and submits in established format and timelines.
  7. Communicates with supervisor and other health team members regarding resident progress, problems and plans as needed.
  8. Attends consultations, staffings and medical staffings.
  9. Provides appropriate supervision of Physical Therapist Assistant.
  10. Complies with state regulations and national standards as they apply to the practice of Physical Therapy.
  11. Development of Physical Management Plans for wheelchair, transfers and alternate positioning needs
  12. Develop functional ambulation and mobility strategies
  13. Therapeutic equipment evaluation 

Job Knowledge/Productivity/Initiative - Maintains certifications, education and development appropriate for position.  Completes position responsibilities by following established guidelines and protocols within the appropriate timeframe. 

  1. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of work practices/responsibilities and emergency procedures.
  2. Demonstrates initiative and enthusiasm in performing job duties.
  3. Demonstrates ability to set priorities; utilizes organizational skills to complete duties timely.
  4. Demonstrates ability to accept and act upon suggestions for improved performance.
  5. Demonstrates ability to perform work in an accurate and timely manner during periods of increased workload and high stress.
  6. Demonstrates self-direction, flexibility, professional development and willingness to master new skills.
  7. Demonstrates reliability by adhering to D&S’s attendance policies as documented on the attendance records.

Customer Service/Communication/Interpersonal Skills - Demonstrates good skills in all forms of communication.  Works well with others in a spirit of teamwork and cooperation.  Exceed expectations of internal and external customers: Patients, families, physicians, colleagues, visitors and vendors. 

  1. Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication. Utilizes proper etiquette with telephone and Electronic mail.
  2. Demonstrates respect for other’s opinions, judgment, and capabilities; gives recognition and praise.
  3. Anticipates and provides resolution to issues based on the needs and expectations of our customers.
  4. Consistently displays professional, compassionate behavior that enhances the public image of D&S evidenced by professional care of clients and courteous behavior toward the public and co-workers.
  5. Responds to supervisors, clients and co-workers request for information and assistance in cooperative manner and within appropriate timeframe.
  6. Channels concerns appropriately through Chain of Command; deals with conflict appropriately/privately.
  7. Treats others with respect at all times; maintains a work environment free of harassment, hostility, threats or violence.


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