Posted on Sep 12, 2019 by Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital
At Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital, conveniently located between Nashville, TN and Louisville, KY, our team is dedicated to helping patients recover from injuries and illnesses so they can return to healthy, fulfilling lives. We are different from traditional hospitals in that we take patients knowing that their treatment could last weeks or months. Our facility was designed to handle long term patient needs so that they can have access to the focused care and advanced technology that other hospitals are not prepared to offer.
We are the only freestanding licensed acute care rehabilitation hospital in South Central Kentucky, which means we have a duty to provide our community with access to trusted, effective treatment programs they would not have access to otherwise. It is with great pride that we offer this important medical resource to the community.
Our hospital is outfitted with 60 beds that allow us to treat a large number of inpatients. Our inpatients are typically referred to us from a physician or hospital when they are working to recover from serious medical conditions like spinal cord injuries, strokes, and amputations. During treatment, we focus on helping patients regain their mobility and independence so they can function comfortably outside of the hospital.
When our patients have improved to a point where hospital care is no longer needed, we often continue their care through outpatient rehabilitation. This allows them to acclimate to home life and learn more about what kind of challenges they need help overcoming outside of the hospital. With round-the-clock care in the hospital followed by additional therapy as an outpatient, our patients benefit from a carefully crafted program aimed at achieving a maximized recovery.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Physical Therapist is responsible for providing and directing Physical Therapy services to patients, including assessment, treatment, program planning and implementation, related documentation, and communication. Functions under a physicians order.
POSITION SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises the following positions: Physical Therapy Assistants and Rehabilitation Aides/Therapy Techs
POSITION MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Current, valid, and active license to practice as a Physical Therapist in the state of employment required. Current BLS certification from a Vibra-approved vendor required.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS: One (1) year of experience preferred. Ability to project a professional image. Previous Hospital experience preferred Knowledge of regulatory standards and compliance requirements. Strong organizational, prioritizing and analytical skills. Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant. Working knowledge of computer and software applications used in job functions. Freedom from illegal use of and effects of use of drugs and alcohol in the workplace.