Providence Health & Services Physical Therapist -Outpatient in Polson, Montana


Providence is calling a Physical Therapist-Outpatient (Physical Therapy Department, Day Shift, Full-time) to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson, MT. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all – especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Assess changes in patient/client status and modifies care plan appropriately to meet goals.

  • Develop objective goals and a plan of care.

  • Follow patient/client care through to completion, including identifying and planning for discharge needs and recommendations for further care.

  • Gather pertinent information from the medical record and by interviewing patient/client and/or appropriate family members.

  • Implement the plan of care while assuring patient privacy, safety, and comfort

  • Report change of status information to the nurse and/or physician.

  • Teach appropriate and safe therapeutic/rehabilitation information for improving patient outcomes.

  • Use appropriate assessment tools in order to determine the appropriate level of care for patients/clients.

  • Contribute positively to budgetary and staffing needs by flexing hours and schedule.

  • Market to and educates physicians and other health care members about Rehabilitation Services.

  • Document daily care in an organized manner, including patient/family and staff education, and the Interdisciplinary Plan of Care.

  • Document patient/client and appropriate family members inclusion with goal setting and treatment plan.

  • Patient files are organized, filed, and can be found when needed


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Education to qualify for Physical Therapist licensure

  • Current Physical Therapy (PT) licensure in Montana

  • FIM required if working with patients in Inpatient Rehab.

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) card must be from the following authorized governing bodies: American Heart Association (AHA) - (BLS Provider), American Red Cross (ARC) - (BLS for Health Care Provider), or Military Training Network (MTN) – (Healthcare Provider) upon hire.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 1 year of Physical Therapist experience in a hospital, skilled nursing facility or other related medical field

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is a 22-bed critical access hospital in beautiful northwest Montana employing nearly 250 employees, including physicians. With expanding services, building renovations and outstanding technology, our community hospital is the heart of medical care in Polson, Montana and the large, sparsely populated surrounding area. We have close ties to Providence St. Patrick Hospital and Health Sciences Center, Providence's tertiary center located 66 miles away in Missoula.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Physical Therapy

Location: Montana-Polson

Req ID: 213202