PRN Physical Therapist (PT)

Savanna Smith

Department: Therapy
Location: Palacios

This is a PRN Position located at Palacios Community Medical Center.
Employees who are hired to work for a short specified period of time or on an irregular basis either in a full time or part time capacity or who voluntarily choose PRN status are considered PRN employees, PRN employees are not entitled to organization paid leave benefits including but not limited to vacation, sick, holiday, bereavement and jury duty.

Not applicable.


Organizes and conducts physical therapy programs in the hospital, and outpatient settings to restore function and prevent disability following disease, injury, or loss of a body part.  The Physical Therapist shall be responsible for maintaining standards of professional and ethical practice in the provision of the full scope of Physical Therapy services.

10 % Performs Pre-Admission, Admission and on-going Assessment related to patient condition and/or plan of care.
20 % Provides direct physical therapy  intervention based on the treatment plan and established priorities
15 % Evaluates and documents the  patient’s response to Physical Therapy intervention in relation to the stated goals on the treatment plan.
7 % Develops and maintains effective communication with the patient, family and staff members.
5 % Participates in continued application of standards required by all applicable accrediting bodies, ie. Medicare
12 % Promotes the concept and image of professional physical therapy practice
21 % Demonstrates understanding of marketing concepts and contributes to the delivery of cost effective health care.



Education and Experience Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy.  Ability to read, speak and write English.  Adheres to rehabilitation principles and practices, and must be able to carry out procedures/treatments in a hospital, outpatient, school or aquatic setting.
Required Course(s)/Training Accredited Physical Therapy  program
Required Licensure Current Texas license granted by the Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners.  Must have a valid Texas drivers’ license, current auto liability insurance and reliable transportation.
Required Certification Current CPR
Physical Demands Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking.  Frequently lifts, positions, transfers pushes and transports patients.  Frequently moves supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs from locations at or above shoulder level.  Manual dexterity and mobility and ability to reach, bend, kneel and crouch.  Must be able to drive a car 30+ miles per day, get in and out of the car, open gates and visit patients in their homes.  During an evacuation, may have to assist patients on stretchers or wheelchairs.
Working Conditions May be exposed to infectious and contagious diseases, but will be expected to utilize universal precautions as delineated in the Infection Control Manual.  This job is rated as a moderate risk of exposure.  Occasional exposure to unpleasant elements, including heat, cold and humidity.  Will occasionally make home visits, and may encounter situations including but not limited to:  various species of animals, opening and closing of gates, extreme temperatures both indoor and outdoor and various weather conditions.  Employee will not be expected to drive through running water or on icy roads..  May work with combative patients.  Will be expected, as directed by supervisor, to provide services for any area in the hospital (or in patients’ homes) in which the employee demonstrates competency.
Scope Meets the age specific needs of the following areas:

  • Pediatrics
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Geriatrics
Reports To Assigned Director of Therapy, but must be able to function independently.

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