North Arkansas Regional Medical Center

Physical Therapist

Job ID
Full-Time 80


Provides services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease.  Examines patient’s medical history, evaluates their physical abilities, determines their potential to respond to therapy, and develops treatment plans.  Requirements:  Registration and state license required.


  • Maintains accountability to the Director of Rehab Services
  • Provides input to the director regarding goals, plans, needs, new programs, improvements and methods to accomplish
  • Exhibits knowledge of and complies with state regulations
  • Assists the director in operational oversight of the department
  • Performs preparatory data gathering prior to initial patient contact
  • Performs appropriate assessments including history, subjective and objective measurements and records this on the day evaluation
  • Involves the patient and /or family in setting therapeutic goals
  • Formulates a treatment plan including frequent and duration
  • Administers or directs the treatment session monitoring the patient’s response
  • Modifies the plan of care bases on reassessment
  • Properly maintains the physical therapy clinical record
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly
  • Teaches patients proper exercise techniques and use of equipment
  • Develops home programs that are relevant and can be accomplished
  • Plans for the patients discharge and completes a discharge summary
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly
  • Communicates clearly to physicians and staff written and oral
  • Confers with surgeon regarding special precautions and goals
  • Remains accessible to the physician for consultation
  • Delegates appropriate parts of the treatment program to the support staff
  • Organize a work schedule allowing appropriate time for preparation
  • Demonstrates the ability to handle complex cases
  • Able to handle a heavy case load
  • Demonstrates ability to be flexible yet organized and handle stress
  • Enters correct information on the daily tally sheet
  • Maintains good relationships within the departments for the patients benefit
  • Coordinates treatment time with other departments for the patients benefit
  • Involved in the community with students, industry and support groups
  • Markets physical therapy and promotes rehab services
  • Maintains costs consciousness when selecting equipment and supplies
  • Appropriately selects and accurately fits esthetics
  • Participates on hospital improvement teams and committees
  • Coordinates simultaneous activities without loss of quality




Bachelors or Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited school




1 or 2 years’ experience preferred


Degrees, Licensure and/or Certifications:


Physical Therapy Licensure


BLS certified


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Selects continuing education in programs relevant to the department

Takes responsibility for on-going learning and professional development

Completed yearly in-services (Infection Control, Fire Safety, Safety Management and Life Fair)

Takes advantage of NARMC’s continuing education programs

Participates in work related in-services

Uses non-conventional education methods, home study, on line and journals

Core competencies include: 

Collaboration and team building skills, leadership skills, excellent planning and organizational skills,

Effective and efficient decision making skills; and strong analysis and judgment skills

Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English



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