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Clinical Specialist Physical Therapist, Therapy Center- West

Covenant Health

Covenant Health

Knoxville, TN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024
Job Title
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name


Clinical Specialist Physical Therapist, Therapy Center- West

Part Time, 48 Hours per pay period, Day Shift

Parkwest Overview:

Parkwest is West Knoxville’s premier medical facility and a top-performing heart hospital. In addition to providing the area’s leading cardiac services, Parkwest has been nationally recognized for award-winning care throughout our facility. Annually Parkwest is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of Tennessee's “Top 10” hospitals.

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.

Recruiter: Jason Shubert if you have any questions 865-374-5393, jshuber1@covhlth.com


  • 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
    • QI/QA
  • 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
    • 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.

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


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