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Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center

Physical Therapist (Pediatric) Part-time

Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center


Job Summary

PTs provide 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 cardiopulmonary efficiency, and records findings to develop/revise treatment programs.
  • Able to administer active and passive manual therapeutic exercises to improve and maintain function; therapeutic massage; electrical modality treatments such as electrical stimulation; hot and cold packs; and traction to relieve neck and back pain.
  • Measures patient’s joint range-of-motion, muscle strength via manual muscle testing, 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 assistive 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; 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 for best carryover in multiple environments.
  • 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 plans, and assesses individual performance to modify, change, or write new goals; observes patients during treatments and compiles and evaluates data on patients’ responses to treatments and progress.
  • Consistently maintains high patient care productivity.
  • 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.
  • Refers patients for other services, whether internal or external, as warranted and appropriate.
  • Attends meetings and conferences and participates in other activities to promote professional growth.



  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

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

Computer Skills

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have basic computer skills and the ability to learn new software and web-based applications such as electronic medical records.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Active and unencumbered Tennessee State PT License required; American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider certification with skills testing required; membership in APTA recommended; HIPAA certification encouraged.


  • Compassion
  • Willingness
  • Courage
  • Faith

Additional Information


Benefits based on number of hours worked.

How to Apply




  • Date Posted: March 6, 2023
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Start Date: 05/08/2023
  • Salary Range: TBD
  • Working Hours: TBD