Pioneer Medical Center


Pioneer Medical Center has an immediate opening for a full-time Physical Therapist to join our patient care team. Our PT's treat in-patients and out-patients. Our out-patient office is off the hospital campus, in downtown Big Timber. We are, essentially, the county hospital for Sweet Grass County, Montana. 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, miners, tradespeople 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 other places. Big Timber is a stable, vibrant and welcoming small town. Our schools are highly rated and welcoming and to new students, with a lot of community & parent support. Our housing prices are very reasonable. Look through our website, the FB groups "Big Timber Community" and "Big Timber Buzz", or call our HR Director at 4O6.93two.46O3 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.



  1. Supports and practices the mission and philosophy of PMC.
  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.
    • Provides comprehensive, appropriate patient interventions in accordance with the patient’s individual treatment plan.
    • Provides patient education to patients and families.
    • Communicates with other therapists and other health care team members regarding patient progress, problems, and plans.
    • Instructs patient’s family members or nursing staff in specified follow through programs.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate resources for problem solving and clinical protocol.
  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:
    • Actively participates in patient care conferences.
    • Collaborates with and informs facility staff in areas of patient progress.
    • Educates members of the team in areas of expertise.
    • Works within the facility to teach documentation practices, which assist the therapy team.
    • Communicates effectively with discharge planners.
    • Integrates activities based on input from patient and family members into treatment sessions.
  7. Contributes to professional development of self and others. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Utilizes continuing education assistance to achieve targeted quality improvements.
    • Interacts with peers at local acute hospitals and other environments, when appropriate. Attends seminars and workshops, and reads professional journals, to stay current in physical therapy practices.
  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:
    • Consistently demonstrates the core values of the facility in interactions with co workers, patients, families, and others involved in the patient’s care, and with the general public.
    • Consistently demonstrates professional standards as outlined by the policies and procedures of the facility, and communicated by the management and administration.
    • Contributes to a positive work team by sharing information, using problem solving methods, and accepting new ideas, criticism, or advice from others.
    • Actively participates in and supports marketing activities as introduced by the facility.
    • Demonstrates superior customer service by demonstrating courtesy, consistent follow up, and positive communication.
  9. Demonstrates safe working practices. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Identifies or corrects safety hazards or notifies the rehab manager in remedying a safety hazard immediately.
    • Maintains work areas in a safe and orderly fashion.
    • Keeps equipment in safe working order.
    • Uses proper body mechanics during patient treatments and during support activities.
    • Uses universal precautions
    • Wears appropriate safety equipment.
  10. Assist with Community Education as appropriate.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.



  1. Regulatory standards.
  2. PMC policies and procedures.
  3. Interpersonal skills necessary in order to instruct patients/residents and maintain effective contacts with a variety of health care providers.
  4. Confidentiality requirements.
  5. Resident’s rights.


  1. Planning and organization.
  2. Providing instructions.
  3. Effective time management.
  4. Attention to detail.
  5. Analytical skills necessary to implement effective plan of resident/patient rehabilitation.
  6. Being able to think quickly and respond appropriately in an emergency.


  1. Incorporate cultural and age appropriate care into all aspects of communication and patient care.
  2. Utilize time management concepts to make efficient use of time.
  3. Provide instructions in a clear and easily understood manner.
  4. Work independently.
  5. Work effectively with nursing and medical personnel.
  6. Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbal and written.
  7. Establish and maintain collaborative relationships.
  8. Read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  9. Frequently stand, sit, lift, bend, push, and move intermittently during work day.
  10. Lift 50 pounds and assist with lifting and transporting of residents.
  11. React professionally when dealing with difficult or emergency situations.


  1. Professional behavior when dealing with difficult situations with co-workers and patients/residents.
  2. Resourcefulness in dealing with emergency situations.
  3. Practices within the scope of practice of PT licensure.



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