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Clin Spec-PT


Clinical Specialist Physical Therapist, Powell Therapy Center

PRN/OCC, Variable Hours & Shifts

Covenant Health Therapy Center – Powell is a department of Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is an award-winning, certified, and accredited facility with 541 beds. As a Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center, Fort Sanders offers state-of-the art care that maximizes recovery from stroke. We are also the region’s leader in technology in areas such as bariatric surgery, robotic surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. Our door-to-balloon times for heart attack patients are below the national average, and our hip fracture center offers advanced diagnosis, surgery and recovery procedures for hip patients.

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is a member of Covenant Health ( , a locally-owned, non-profit health system based in Knoxville, TN, with a “patient-focused” culture. It has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as its 2020 “Best-in-State-Employer” ( for Tennessee. The CEO of our company, Jim VanderSteeg, attends every new employee orientation and will ask you to sign our pledge of excellence to always put patients first, strive for excellence in everything we do, and make Covenant Health the first and best choice for patients in our region. As you’d expect, we offer our employees a robust benefits package ( , including: offering unmatched medical insurance, tuition reimbursement; student loan repayment assistance, certification bonuses; leadership and professional development programs; an employer-matched 401(k); and a generous Combined Time Off (CTO) program.

Position Summary:

Under general direction, plans, evaluates and implements treatment programs for physical therapy patients. While maintaining a patient load, assumes additional responsibility of program development, staff training and orientation, and consultation in area of expertise for fellow staff members.

If you have any questions please contact Recruiter: Jennifer Gordon || || 865-374-8107


+ Advanced clinical practice – including evaluation and specialized treatment of patients.

+ Performs patient evaluations (initial, progress, and discharge evaluations), establishes treatment plans, makes recommendations, and sets goals in accordance with patient needs and evidence based practice.

+ Meets established targets for passive/active treatment ratios

+ Involves patient and family in treatment, education and goal setting. Coordinates with other medical personnel regarding patient’s progress, needs and discharge planning.

+ Demonstrates knowledge and competency including providing for age-specific needs of the population served.

+ Serves as resource person for staff and senior staff on an ongoing basis.

+ Provides 8 hours education/mentorship time per year. This includes:

+ Peer counseling /Mentorship

+ Community lectures/Volunteer

+ Orientation of new staff in area of specialty

+ In-services/Case Studies

+ Lunch and Learns

+ Development, implementation and evaluation of standards of care and evidence based practice:


+ + Evidence base practice protocols

+ Clinical outcomes analysis and communication to team

+ New policy development


+ Maintains and updates patient documentation in accordance with professional, departmental, organizational, and payer guidelines and timeframes. Maintains established targets for compliance with chart audits.

+ Meets established targets for:

+ Quality/outcome measures

+ Service/patient satisfaction measures

+ Financial/productivity measures

+ Growth/patients-per-day measures

+ Demonstrates leadership, including but not limited to:

+ Development and implementation of new and current programs.

+ Participates in training, orientation and supervision of support staff.

+ Participates in orientation of new licensed staff in area of specialty

+ Acts as Clinical Instructor for at least one student per year as available.

+ Participates in peer evaluations for competency assessment.

+ Assists with continuing education courses hosted by Covenant Health.

+ Complete partnering activities per established targets per month.

+ Physician office visits

+ Community lectures/volunteer

+ Case Manager visits/marketing

+ Provide in-services

+ Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.

+ Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education:

None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

Minimum Experience:

Four (4) years of experience with a minimum of three (3) years in specialty area.One year of experience in Orthopedics in outpatient setting preffered. Experience with Electronic Documentation is beneficial.

Licensure Requirement:

Must have and maintain Tennessee State Physical Therapy Licensure, with achievement of at least one of the following at time of hire or placement in the position:

+ Advanced degree in specialty area

+ Advanced degree associated with specialty area

+ Professionally recognized certification in specialty area

+ 100 hours (10.0 CEU’s) of continued education


Job Title Clin Spec-PT

ID 3961453

Facility Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center