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Physical Therapist

CHI Memorial Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tennessee
Requisition ID 2022-276230 Employment Type PRN Department Physical Therapy Hours/Pay Period 0 Shift Varies Weekly Schedule Varies Remote No Category Therapy

CHI Memorial Hospital, now part of CommonSpirit Health formed between Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, is once again the only hospital in the Chattanooga area to be named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be the regional referral center of choice providing health care throughout Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia.

CHI Memorial Hospital provides you with the same level of care you provide for others. We care about our employees well-being and offer benefits that complement work/life balance.

We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft
  • Adoption Assistance
  • On-site childcare (Downtown campus) with extended hours
  • On-site employee gym (Downtown campus) with extended hours- Discounted fee
  • Free Premium Membership to with preloaded credits for children and/or dependent adults
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Wellness Program

We invite you to join CHI Memorial Hospital today!


The Physical Therapist is responsible for the evaluation and treatment, planning, administering and supervising population specific treatment of inpatients and outpatients referred to Physical Therapy for the purpose of retaining and regaining their highest functional level. The Physical Therapist assists in the development and implementation of programs and new services, the development and supervision of support personnel, participates in the education of students as Clinical Instructor when assigned, maintains personal and departmental professional competence, and maintains a “customer orientation” awareness while interacting with patient, families, and other professionals.

1. Applies the knowledge and skills needed to do the job while keeping informed about practices, procedures, and new developments related to own work including: communicating with patients/families and case management regarding evaluation/treatment results and discharge plans as well as progress/concerns throughout treatment, recognizing changes in the patient’s medical status and notifying nursing when appropriate, aware of changes/additions that would benefit patient’s treatment program, demonstrates good body mechanics when lifting and transferring, assisting to maintain medical records/documentation for each patient and their plan of care, performing evaluations/treatments as well as assessments and re-evaluations as needed to establish treatment plans for patients exhibiting functional mobility/self-care deficits, scheduling of patients, performing duties with minimal supervision of director, demonstrating effective time management skills by completing patient care assignments in a quality manner.

2. Demonstrates commitment to professional behavior by: successfully completing annual certification requirements, attending mandatory in-services and online learning timely, demonstrates ability to share knowledge while working with other therapists/assistants/technicians/students and other healthcare professionals, assessing learning needs of staff and orients personnel as need arises, providing and responding to positive constructive feedback to staff, willing to work over as patient volume requires to meet customer’s needs, reporting to work on time and beginning assigned work in a timely manner, develops and maintains smooth cooperative working relationships with others, responding promptly to inquiries, organizes or finishes work on time 90% of the time, presents professional appearance through compliance with dress code, maintaining privacy and/or confidential

hospital information at all times, completing daily patient charges to ensure timely entry into the computer system and reporting systems, participating in departmental quality improvement activities.

3. Demonstrates commitment to personal development by: identifying areas of professional weakness and seeking out resources, offering assistance to peers, remaining flexible by coping successfully with a variety of situations and personalities and the changing work environment, recognizing and performing duties which need to be performed although were not directly assigned, maintaining appropriate licensure and certification, pursuing continuing education that may be beneficial to daily work or growth of services and sharing the knowledge with others.

4. Demonstrates customer focused attitude: listening effectively to gain understanding of customer needs and response by taking appropriate and timely action, initiating/promoting customer relations within the department, presenting self and position appropriately to hospital visitors and staff at all times, maintaining positive interaction with customers (patients, visitors, physicians, team members), dealing effectively with stressful situations, looking for ways to improve service and introduce new work procedures that save time/effort/money.

5. Demonstrates effective communication skills: consistently good verbal and written communication skills with all primary customers, demonstrating attention to and conveying understanding of the comments/questions/concerns of others.

6. Demonstrates adherence to policies/procedures/standards: participation in required classes and activities for hospital accreditation, complies with specific policies/procedures/assignments concerning safety and codes, providing a safe patient environment free from hazards by complying with hospital safety policies and procedures, ensures that equipment is working properly and reporting malfunctions/abuse/loss promptly, keeping noise and clutter to a minimum in a patient’s room and in therapy department.

7. Participates in idea-sharing, planning, collaboration, investigation, training, implementation, and evaluation of current services and new/expansion of current services as needed and other hospital related tasks as related to the physical therapy specific role in the continuum of care for patients.

8. Other duties as assigned by management.


Graduate of accredited Physical Therapist program. Currently meets, or will acquire within 1 year from date of hire, qualifications for direct access.

Current AHA BLS. TN PT state license.

All modalities utilized within the therapy department; evaluation tools used to measure range of motion, strength, and functional abilities. Competence in the evaluation and treatment skills utilized in the rehabilitation of various patient populations in acute and outpatient settings. May enter secured medication rooms to deliver or to access supplies and equipment necessary to carry out core job functions.


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