Job Summary

The Physical Therapist will carry out an individualized program of physical therapy including assessment, treatment, planning, implementation, education, and communication to maximize a patient’s progress toward achieving functional goals. The Physical Therapist will also maintain a positive working relationship with other health professionals and ancillary staff. Responsible as a member of the interdisciplinary team to the Director of Ancillary Services and the attending physician for the provision of comfort and health of patients and families consistent with Acadia St. Landry Hospitals policies and procedures and American Physical Therapy Association.


  • Graduate of an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) approved physical therapy program.
  • Masters of Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy Required.
  • At least three years of experience as a physical therapist.
  • Current license from the state Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
  • Ability to assess and respond to the needs of patients and families in varied settings; ability to cope with family emotional stress, and tolerance of individual lifestyles.
  • Strong written/verbal communication, organizational and customer service skills a must.
  • Good physical stamina, mental health and personal hygiene habits.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good oral, written and organizational skills; computer literate and familiar with Microsoft Office software
  • Understands the healthcare philosophy of care and has empathy for the ill, along with their loved ones.
  • Proven experience and ability to work in a team-based environment.
  • Ability to read, follow directions, work independently, and operate mobile documentation device.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, effective time management, ability to multi-task while still paying close attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative and to see projects through to completion.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and compassionately with other staff in a fast growing, fast paced, and changing work environment.
  • Team player who shares and participates in the vision and goals of ASLH.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Provides direct patient care, evaluates functional needs and outcomes, and consults with other specialists. Reviews patients’ functional needs and adjusts care plans to ensure optimal patient outcomes.
  2. Designs and implements a plan of care for patients based on a thorough assessment of potential development and incorporates participation by significant others whenever it seems appropriate.
  3. Conducts therapy practice within defined standards of care.
  4. Directs the assistance of support staff to achieve patients’ functional goals.
  5. Communicates effectively with other professional and support staff to achieve positive patient outcomes.
  6. Practices hospital and departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality improvement program, safety, environmental, and infection control standards.
  7. Documents evaluations, treatment goals, and plans. Regularly updates documentation and maintains prescriptions and signatures.
  8. Enhances professional growth and development of self and others through participation in educational programs, in-service meetings, and workshops. Keeps up to date on professional literature.
  9. Provides direction and leadership to staff and acts as a resource to promote physical therapy in the community.

The above statements are intended to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks or special projects, other than those stated in this description, by supervisors/Leadership Team.


Job Relationships

Reports to the Director of Ancillary Services & Physical Therapist; Assists with supervision of PTA’s and PT staff as necessary.