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Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center

Physical Therapist (PT)

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.
  • Evaluate, fit, and train patients in the use and care of orthotic braces, prostheses, and assistive devices such as crutches, canes, walkers, and wheelchairs; adjust devices as necessary; make 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.
  • Instruct patients and families in treatment procedures for best carryover in multiple environments.
  • Maintains accurate and timely patient reports and documentation in electronic medical records.
  • Review 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 to 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 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


Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA, FSA, Flex Dollars, Long and Short Term Disability, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays and Uniforms Account

How to Apply




  • Date Posted: June 13, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Start Date: 08/12/2024
  • Salary Range: TBD
  • Working Hours: 36 hrs/wk