Physical Therapist/PRN

Atmore, AL
Part Time

Job Announcement: HR2024:19

Position Title: Physical Therapist/PRN

Advertising: Publicly

Department: Health

Division: Health & Elder Services

Immediate Supervisor: Manager-Physical Therapy

Department Director: Director-Health

Employment Status: Non-Exempt

Position Type: Regular Part–Time

Mandatory Reporter: Yes

Background Check Required: Yes (child-sensitive)**

Opening Date: Friday, January 26, 2024

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Preference shall be given in accordance with the Title 33 (Tribal Employment Rights) of the Tribal Code/DFWP.

Overall Objectives of Position The Physical Therapist assesses plans, organizes, and participates in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and decrease or prevent deformity of patients suffering from disease or injury. The Physical Therapist educates the patient/caregivers in treatment and care to engage patient in being an active participant in continuing activities at home. Monitors and evaluates outcomes related to the assessment and plan of care. This job description is not an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of this position. The Physical Therapist is expected to perform all duties and responsibilities necessary to meet the goals and objectives of applicable programs. The Physical Therapist is expected to live the Purpose and Values of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and will go beyond the call of duty.

Primary Responsibilities of the Physical Therapist

  • Works strategically and cooperatively in a team environment with all levels of professional, technical, and administrative staff.
  • Collaborates with other staff and patient in ordering equipment necessary for patient safety and optimum function.
  • Identifies the need for and makes recommendations for referrals to other disciplines.
  • Develops and implements a system for reporting, measuring, and supporting treatment plans.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Maintains legal and accreditation compliance by adhering to federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in education opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations.
  • Coordinates patient care with other clinical team members ensuring optimal patient care and communication as noted in the clinical record.
  • Maintains and enhances personal knowledge as well as promoting standards in physical therapy.
  • Attends all required safety training and programs and can describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety, and specific job-related hazards.
  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitor, and co-workers to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.
  • Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of department/unit team inter- and intra-departmentally to facilitate the department’s ability to meet goals and objectives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by appropriate person.

Day-to-day Responsibilities

  • Completes evaluations of assigned patients in accordance with the established standards of care and practice.
  • Implements care plan through the use of evidence based modalities and skilled interventions to increase patient’s ability to achieve mutually established functional goals.
  • Educates the patient/caregivers in treatment and care to engage patient in being an active participant in continuing activities at home.
  • Plans and provides treatment to assigned patients as appropriate in accordance with established standards of care and practice.
  • Completes all required paperwork following Physical Therapy department policies and procedures to ensure that documentation reflects care provided and the outcomes achieved as evidenced in the clinical record.

Education/License/Certification and Experience Requirements

  • Must possess one of the following:
    • a. Doctor of Physical Therapy
    • b. Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy
    • c. Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy
  • Current licensure as a Physical Therapist in the State of Alabama or must be eligible to obtain Physical Therapy Licensure in the State of Alabama.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of employment experience as a Physical Therapist.
  • Must maintain current professional licensure in Basic Life Support (BLS) or obtain licensure within ninety (90) days of date of hire. 
  • Must possess certification of “Mandatory Reporter Training” or obtain certification during the first week of employment.

Skills Required

  • Absolute confidentiality, adhering to HIPAA guidelines and the Privacy Act.
  • Must have a working knowledge of computers and electronic health records, with the ability to work in a Windows environment with various software programs such as Microsoft Office software and etc.
  • Competence in the delivery of skilled physical therapy services and knowledge of the scope of practice for a physical therapist
  • Competent in the delivery of evidence-based physical therapy interventions.
  • Excellent time and resource management skills
  • Ability to quickly comprehend and take instructions from medical personnel.
  • Ability to work in a high-performance, fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
  • Must be able to push-pull, lift-carry, and transfer patients.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment and independently.
  • Must be able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Must be in good physical condition with the ability to regularly stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and regularly lift and/or move at least 50 pound.
  • Must be people oriented and relate well to people from diverse backgrounds

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to work odd and irregular hours, as needed.
  • Must successfully pass the required criminal and character background check.
  • Ability to travel and participate in required training, leadership development, and other events.
  • Ability to adequately and successfully perform all duties and responsibilities of this position.

Every applicant must complete an application provided by Human Resources. A resume will not be accepted in the place of an application.

**Please note ALL individuals selected for employment are required to complete a background investigation. Individuals being placed in positions designed as child-sensitive or data-sensitive must successfully complete a background check prior to employment.


In the event more than one applicant meets the requirements, as stated in a job description, preference shall be given in the following order: (1) Tribal Member (2) First Generation Descendant of a Tribal Member (3) Spouse of Tribal Member (4) Indian (5) Non-Indian

In the event that a position of employment is funded in whole or in part my any federal grant and/or contract or other public funding, preference shall be given in the following order: (1) Indian (2) Non-Indian

In order to receive preference, the appropriate documentation must be submitted.


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