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Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center

Physical Therapist

Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center


Job Summary

We’re based in Murfreesboro, TN, Christ-focused, and ready to serve each family that comes through our doors. We’re professionals who are trained and licensed, but first, we’re Christ followers with a God-sized mission that is only met through Him. Special Kids offers professional services to children ages birth to 21 ranging from children who simply need a little extra help, children who are medically fragile, to all sorts of diagnoses in between. Physical Therapists (PT’s) at Special Kids have opportunities for team collaboration as well as collaboration with other disciplines, including occupational therapists, speech language therapists, recreational therapists, and nurses. PT’s at Special Kids have access to engaging therapy materials and testing instruments.


This is a 15 hour per week part-time position.



Provides physical therapy services to children from birth to age 21 with a variety of diagnoses and developmental delays by performing the following duties.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assesses and evaluates patients’ functional limitations and creates a plan of care to address gross motor issues, equipment needs, and family goals.
  • Tests and measures patients’ strength, motor development, sensory perception, functional capacity, and respiratory and circulatory efficiency, and records findings to develop/revise treatment programs.
  • Administers active and passive manual therapeutic exercises to improve and maintain function; administers therapeutic massage, electrical modality treatments such as electrical stimulation, and hot and cold packs; administers traction to relieve neck and back pain.
  • Observes patients during treatments and compiles and evaluates data on patients’ responses to treatments and progress.
  • Measures patient’s range-of-joint motion, length and girth of body parts, and vital signs to determine effects of specific treatments.
  • Evaluates, fits and trains patients in the use and care of orthotic braces, prostheses, and supportive devices such as crutches, canes, walkers, and wheelchairs; adjusts devices as necessary; makes recommendations to orthotist.
  • Instructs, motivates, and assists patients to: perform various physical activities and in use of assistant and supportive devices such as crutches, canes, and prostheses; learn and improve functional activities such as pre-ambulation, transfer, ambulation, and daily living activities.
  • Confers with members of physical therapy staff and other health team members, individually and in conference, to exchange, discuss, and evaluate patient information for planning, modifying, and coordinating treatment programs.
  • Instructs patients and families in treatment procedures to be continued at home.
  • Maintains accurate and timely patient reports and documentation in electronic medical records.
  • Reviews individual files to obtain background information prior to evaluations to determine appropriate tests to administer and to ensure that all necessary information is collected.
  • Administers, scores, and interprets evaluation reports in order to develop and modify an individualized treatment plan.
  • Reviews treatment plan, and assesses individual performance to modify, change, or write new goals.
  • Consistently maintains high patient care productivity by working closely with Patient Services.
  • Maintains an awareness of the patient attendance policy, enforcing it impartially and consistently at all times.
  • Acts as a consultant to educational, medical, and other professional groups as well as fellow staff members.
  • Collaborates with other disciplines to incorporate physical therapy goals into daily activities.
  • Researches and implements new physical therapy techniques.
  • Attends meetings and conferences and participates in other activities to promote professional growth.
  • Refers patients for other services, whether internal or external, as warranted and appropriate.



Education and/or Experience

Master’s degree in Physical Therapy program with related experience and/or training; or Doctorate in Physical Therapy.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Active and unencumbered Tennessee State PT License required; CPR certification recommended.


Computer Skills

To be successful in this job, an individual should have basic computer skills and the ability to learn new software and web-based applications such as electronic medical records. Experience with electronic medical records systems preferred.


Additional Qualifications

  • Servant’s heart.
  • Passion to serve the children and families.
  • Willingness to go the extra mile.
  • Team minded and focused.
  • Joyful in spirit.
  • Respectful of authority.
  • Solves problems creatively.

Additional Information



How to Apply

Please visit: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/395352


  • Date Posted: November 16, 2020
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)