Job Description

Location: Saint Anne's Hospital
Posted Date: 10/23/2023
Job Type: Full Time
Department: 0201.54850 SAH Physical Therapy

About Steward Health Care
Over a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.

As the country's largest physician-led, minority-owned, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.

Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates more than 30 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

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Physical Therapist:


The Physical Therapist administers a variety of therapeutic procedures and agents utilized in the short and long term rehabilitation of in and out patients (orthopedic, neurological, pulmonary, cardiac, medical and surgical) within the guidelines set forth in physician orders).


Patient Care:

  • Has achieved/maintained specialty certification
  • Seeks out educational opportunities to expand patient care knowledge base
  • Receives positive letters/comments from patients, families or staff regarding interactions or treatment techniques
  • Notes diagnosis of patient and takes all precautions for observing indications and contraindications
  • Evaluates patient’s emotional and physical condition
  • Explains treatment to patient/family/others
  • Formulates measurable goals and individualized treatment plan
  • Integrates evaluation findings into treatment plan; observes and follows general guidelines and contraindications for physical therapy
  • Utilizes age appropriate therapeutic techniques for assigned caseload
  • Monitors effectiveness of treatment and adjusts treatment plan accordingly
  • Initiates conversation/interaction with physicians and other health care providers for optimal provision of services


  • Maintains records pertinent to patient evaluations
  • Maintains timely and complete documentation of all aspects of patient care
  • Documentation reflects patient response to treatment
  • Progress towards goals is reflected at least weekly
  • Flow sheet documentation reflects quality of patient performance
  • Appropriately utilizes departmental and hospital approved forms.
  • Maintains current physician orders


  • Correctly selects appropriate database, obtains and interprets written referral and patient information gained from review of the medical record and verbally from the patient
  • Selects, performs, documents appropriate tests corresponding to diagnosis and functional limitations
  • Reports to and recommends changes to the physician as needed

Acts as a Resource:

  • Acts as a resource to entry level staff regarding complex cases and new/advanced techniques
  • Provides input into the supervision of students
  • Provides direct supervision of students
  • Demonstrates the ability to teach techniques or skills in a clear, concise manner
  • In-services staff upon return from conferences or seminars
  • Initiates ways to assist or support other staff members with department related tasks
  • Interacts with peers in a kind and professional manner
  • Consistently demonstrates an approachable style of interaction
  • When requested, assists other staff members with department related tasks
  • Supports hospital and system-wide patient quality and safety practices as identified by National Quality Forum, JCAHO and system-wide Quality and Safety Plan.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and follows JCAHO Patient Safety Goals.
  • Supports department-specific patient safety and quality initiatives as defined by department manager.
  • Demonstrates service excellence skills to support high-level patient satisfaction as defined by department manager.

Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.

1. Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).

2. Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.

Performs other duties as assigned


  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organization
  • Computer Skills
  • Safe application of modalities
  • Assessment of patient response to modalities
  • Application of assistive devices
  • Assessment of effectiveness of assistive device
  • Development of appropriate therapeutic exercise program
  • Familiarity with hospital /departmental policies/protocols
  • Effectively communicates with hospital staff
  • Possesses ability to educate others regarding rehab related issues
  • Educates/instructs hospital staff in appropriate follow-up


  1. Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Physical therapy required
  2. Experience (Type & Length): 0-3 years’ experience preferred. New Graduates considered.
  3. Certification/Licensure: Current MA license or eligibility; current BLS certification preferred

Steward Health Care is proud to be a minority, physician owned organization. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are at the foundation of the care we provide, the community services we support and all our employment practices. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

Additional Information

Equal Opportunity Employer

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

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