West Tennessee Healthcare - Physical Therapy Technician - Sports Plus Rehab - Lexington TN


Job Summary / Scope of Responsibility:

Responsible for assisting therapist in performing patient treatments. Patients treated include: Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatrics. Under the direct supervision of a therapist, responsible for clinical tasks and non-clinical tasks as scheduled and assigned by therapist/supervisor. Incumbents are subject to overtime and call back as required by the hospital

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Assists therapists with patient treatments by preparing treatment area, providing supplies and/or equipment needed for therapist to perform treatment, physically assisting therapist with activities, and transporting patients to and from treatment areas
  • Must be able to work with patients while the patients have specialized equipment monitors, IVs, etc.
  • Performs non-clinical tasks as assigned by therapists and performs basic reception duties as needed
  • Assists in maintaining departmental cleanliness and monitors departmental inventory of equipment and supplies, notifying appropriate personnel of shortages and needed replacements
  • Clean all treatment areas and equipment before and after each patient is treated
  • Assists in training new employees
  • Performs secretarial duties such as taking referrals, scheduling patients, answering phones, filling charts, etc.
  • Performs related responsibilities as assigned or directed
  • Contributes to a positive work climate and overall team effort of the department 
  • Works well under pressure


Job Specifications:


  • High School Diploma required
  • Ability to read, write, perform simple mathematical calculations, understand basic biology and anatomy, and follow written procedures as normally acquired through 2-3 months of orientation and on-the-job training.
  • CPR certification to obtained within probation period

Licensure, Registration, Certification:

  • CPR Certification 


  • Ability to perform routine procedures as directed by therapists and knowledge of hospital policies and procedures as acquired 2-3 month of orientation and on-the-job training

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to perform office procedures efficiently if needed

Interpersonal Requirements:

  •  Interpersonal skills to perform procedures as directed by therapists, secure patient cooperation and participation, and provide instruction, comfort, and support in interactions with patients on a continuous basis and with their families on a frequent basis
  • Communication skills in frequent contact with nursing services and other hospital staff to exchange patient information concerning treatment and transportation
  • Communication skills in occasional contact with Central Supply, Laundry, and Storeroom to exchange information concerning department stock and supplies
  • Above normal tact and courtesy in occasional contact with Medical Staff, visitors, and general public

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to assist with patient safety and effectively with moderate to heavy exertion (50-100 lbs.) on a continuous basis and perform light lifting (20 lbs.) of modality equipment and supplies on a frequent basis
  • Lifting demands may be higher in acute and rehab areas than in outpatient facilities

Environmental Conditions: 

  • Possible exposure to uncomfortable temperatures, contagious diseases and human waste

Other Job Requirements:

  • Assumes responsibility for ensuring continued professional growth
  • Works well under pressure
  • Understands and adheres to West Tennessee Healthcare's compliance standards as they appear in the Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct, and Conflict of Interest Policy
  • The employee is expected to adhere to all WTH policies and procedures
  • Able to multitask as able 

How to Apply:

  1. Go to https://applicants.wth.org/careers/. Click on the "Log-In/Register" tab on the upper right hand corner.
  2. Create an account by clicking on the "Unregistered External User?" link located in the lower left hand side of the login box and fill out the necessary information.
  3. Click on the "Resume" tab located at the top of the page.
  4. Begin the application process. Make sure you click "Save" after each tab. Please note that you may be asked to upload your resume and a cover letter for the job that you are apply for.
  5. Once  completed, click "Save"
  6. Apply for jobs by clicking on the "Search" tab at the top of the page.
  7. At the top of the search page type in the title of the position that you are applying for in the "Job Title/Job Description" box. The job will be listed if the position is still available.
  8. Click on the Job Title and obtain any information needed to complete the application process.

Hours: Full-time
date posted: 07-12-2018