Pioneer Medical Center

Physical Therapist

Pioneer Medical Center is a 25-bed critical access hospital, essentially the county hospital for Sweet Grass County, Montana: Population 4200. We are in a beautiful valley along the Yellowstone River, between three mountain ranges, just north of Yellowstone National Park. We serve our neighbors (ranchers, skilled trades people and active retirees) and the many tourists who come here on their way to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, or to fish the Yellowstone, hike, bike, hunt or just get away from overcrowded places. Big Timber is a vibrant and welcoming small town, an hour from Bozeman and Billings. Our schools are highly rated, with high community support.

Pioneer Medical Center has an immediate opening for a full-time licensed Physical Therapist to join our hospital & clinics' patient care team.


To provide direct patient care and support activities, which build and maintain a rehab center of excellence. Provides patient care. Completes documentation according to established procedures. Is involved in support duties as assigned. Contributes to professional development of self and others. Enhances disciplinary team through professional skills and knowledge. Aids in building and maintaining a reputation for excellence in the department by contributing as a professional member of the staff. Demonstrates safe working practices.





1. Supports and models behaviors consistent with Pioneer Medical Center’s mission, vision, values, code of business conduct and service expectations. Meets all mandatory organizational and departmental requirements. Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental, and outside agency standards as it relates to the environment, employee, patient safety or job performance.

2. Demonstrates positive, supportive, and caring behaviors in communication with patients/residents, families, visitors, physicians, staff, and others.

3. Develops collaborative relationships with physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners to enhance quality practice.

4. Provides ethical, safe, and quality Physical Therapy care/treatment for residents/patients per standard of practice set forth in the American Physical Therapy Association Code of Ethics and Guide for Professional Conduct as well as the State of Montana Physical Therapy Examiners Rules and Statutes, and PMC policies and procedures.

5. Produces timely and accurate documentation of all patient care sessions in a timely manner and provides ethical charges/billing information to Patient Accounts Manager.

6. Consistently demonstrates an interdisciplinary approach to patient care. This includes but is not limited to:

7. Contributes to professional development of self and others. This includes but is not limited to:

8. Aids in building and maintaining the department’s reputation for excellence by contributing as a professional member of the staff. This includes but is not limited to:

9. Demonstrates safe working practices. This includes but is not limited to:

10. Assist with Community Education as appropriate.

11. Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.

12. Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental, and outside agency safety standards as it relates to the environment, employee, and patient/resident safety.

13. Identifies needs and sets goals for own growth and development.

14. Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.




• Common policies and procedures, both organizational and departmental

• Compliance Program

• Code of Conduct

• Regulatory standards (i.e., State Survey, OSHA)

• HIPAA and confidentiality requirements

• Patient’s/resident’s rights

• Patient safety standards

• Interpersonal skills necessary to instruct patients/residents and maintain effective contacts with a variety of health care providers.


• Professional communication skills, both verbal and written

• Planning and organization

• Providing instructions

• Effective time management

• Attention to detail

• Analytical skills necessary to implement effective plan of resident/patient rehabilitation

• Being able to think quickly and respond appropriately in an emergency.


• Incorporate population specific needs into all aspects of communication and patient care; scope of services provided will encompass age groups from infant through geriatric

• Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbal and written

• Establish and maintain collaborative relationships

• Utilize time management concepts to make efficient use of time.

• Provide instructions in a clear and easily understood manner.

• Work independently.

• Work effectively with nursing and medical personnel.

• Read, write, speak, and understand the English language.

• Frequently stand, sit, lift, bend, push, and move intermittently during workday.

• Lift 50 pounds and assist with lifting and transporting of residents.

• React professionally when dealing with difficult or emergency situations.


• Professional behavior when dealing with difficult situations with co-workers and patients/residents.

• Resourcefulness in dealing with emergency situations.

• Practices within the scope of practice of PT licensure.



• Montana physical therapy license

• In good standing with current state licensing board.

• Driver’s License in good standing in State of Montana.

• Or an equivalent combination of education and experience relating to the above tasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered



Normal patient care environment in a long-term care, acute care, clinic setting. Physical demands that include, but may not be limited to, patient care duties that may involve lifting, bending, transferring patients of up to 400 pounds with the assistance of the care team or by using appropriate patient care equipment such as a Hoyer lift. Working environment with moderate noise level and possible regular physical, mental and emotional stress due to patient care situations and activities.


Blood Borne Pathogen Category: Category I: Tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues.

Blood Borne Pathogen Category: Category II: Tasks that may involve occasional exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues, but are not a part of the routine job description. Appropriate protective measures are readily available to every employee engaged in Category II tasks.


Look through our website,, the Facebook groups "Big Timber Community" and "Big Timber Buzz” or call our Director of Human Resources at 406.932.4603 for more information about the area and this role.

Pioneer Medical Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.'

Job Type: Full-time

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