I’ve been a full-time physical therapist for as long as I've owned this practice and I’m absolutely buried in patient care and administrative duties that keep me from executing the important marketing and procedural systems the company really needs to grow effectively.
Over the past 9 months or so, I have intensified and really focused my efforts in making Piedmont Physical Therapy "The Clinic of Choice" that gives its patients the best overall EXPERIENCE they've ever had with any healthcare office (...and I don't make that statement lightly).
At Piedmont Physical Therapy our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients by delivering the best health care possible - and to be recognized as a trusted source of advice for people in our community who want answers to concerning questions about how to rebuild their health.
As a PT/PTA on staff you will have a huge a role in the growth and success of our practice.
Treating patients with my hands has been the primary focus of my career but I never discount the importance of therapeutic or corrective exercise, and all of our patients are taught a home self-treatment program to support what we do in the clinic.
Documentation must be in accordance with the State Practice Act and be sufficient if legal issues arise.
Clinically, we're looking for a manual therapist. Someone who has "great hands" and likes use them on their patients. Having training in manual therapy, dry needling, myofascial release, massage therapy, etc beyond what is taught in PT school is advantageous, but definitely not required.
A willingness to learn and be mentored is essential.
Having a natural ability with your hands is a must. I’ve known PTs who have taken significant continuing education in manual therapies but lacked a natural ability with their hands. Some things can be taught and some things unfortunately cannot. I’m looking for that person who has always been told they have “great hands.”
So you will bring your own skill set but we'll be teaching you a large number of manual techniques and ways to optimize patient interactions and experiences. I’m a fan of having a big clinical “toolbox” and do not subscribe to any one physical therapy school/methodology as being better than all others. So get ready to learn!
But there's something even more important than your manual/PT skills: your personality and interpersonal skills. In my opinion, if you can't "win over" a patient via your conversations and interactions, it almost doesn't matter how good you are with your hands and therex prescription. The right person for this job will learn to assess and skillfully respond to the wide variety of personailty types that visit our clinic, "meeting them where they're at" to build great rapport with every patient.
Part of your job responsibilities will include occasional reading clinical-related books/articles as well as business-related content.
So I’m obviously looking for someone who is passionate about learning and wise enough to know there will always be much more to learn … regardless of age or experience. And in our clinic, the learning, training, and practicing will not only be about improving clinical skills but also about improving your ability to create of an incredible experience for every patient (and that experience goes very far beyond just the results you get for them with your PT skills).
Some other things to help you decide if this position is a good fit for you:
This clinic’s population is quite diverse and evenly spread among gender and age. Plenty of weekend warriors, desk jockeys, high school athletes, and middle-aged highly-driven people trying to stay active and fit. Our patients are amazing! Many of them have become like family to us.
There will be other regular marketing tasks (blog/video creation, community/athletic events and workshops, etc.) you’ll be responsible for as well, but everything will always be manageable within a 40 hour work week.
This position will be perfect for someone who has great hands-on skills and a compassionate, joyful outlook on life. Someone who is looking for an environment where high quality care and patient experience is truly the top priority (not just part of a mission statement)
If all the above has made you excited about this job, here is a detailed "success description" outlining all the details of what being successful in this position will look like ...
Here are the primary characteristics a candidate must have for this important role in our company: