0505 Physical Therapist

Website BLMHospital Bear Lake Memorial Hospital

Most Caring Hospital

Reports To:                             Director of Physical Therapy

Classification:                          Full Time

Experience:                             1-2 Years Preferred

Salary:                                     Competitive

Benefits:                                  Full Benefit Package; Medical, Dental, Prescription, Group Life coverage, Retirement, Sick Leave, Vacation and Holidays.

Desired Education Level:        Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited institution.  Licensed as a Physical Therapist in the State of Idaho and Utah or the ability to obtain licensure.


Bear Lake Memorial Hospital is seeking a full time Physical Therapist to provide exceptional patient care and rehabilitation efforts and services.


RESPONSIBILITIES (This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required):

  • The Physical Therapist delivers medically prescribed Physical Therapy in support of medical care as supported by research and evidence-based practice. Works with patients of all ages, race, creed, gender, and disability without bias or prejudice.
  • Utilizes the evaluation of the patient’s rehabilitative needs to plan the care, implement and document effective, appropriate and safe Physical Therapy treatments.
  • Helps patients and their families achieve the highest level of functioning.
  • Works with other therapists, aides/techs regarding Physical Therapy Services.
  • Participates in planning and helping to implement new services.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
  • Adherence to confidentiality and privacy requirements.
  • Adherence of safety policies and procedures.
  • Must have the ability to contribute to the vision/culture of the most caring hospital.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Requirements

Consistently works cooperatively with patients/residents, co-workers, physicians, consultants and ancillary service providers.  Willing and able to be flexible and to work various shifts/hours/days. Excellent service and communication skills when interacting with co-workers, patients/residents and visitors. Must be kind and compassionate. Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety policies and procedures. Good organizational skills. Must have a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited institution and preferably a minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in responsible therapy operations. Must have a current Idaho and Utah License as a Physical Therapist or the ability to obtain licensure.

Physical and Mental Demands

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


            Physical Demands –  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; type on a keyboard, talk and hear.  This job requires bending, reaching, twisting and walking. The employee may be required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and/or arms.  The employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.  This job may also require the use of a computer terminal.

Mental Demands –  While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to use oral and written communication; read documents or instructions; analyze and solve problems; interpret data or information; learn and apply new information or skills; perform multiple, concurrent tasks; work with frequent interruptions; interact with other employees, patients/ individuals.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform those essential functions.


Hospital Information

Bear Lake Memorial Hospital remains a stand-alone CAH hospital.  In its 65+ year history, it has been extremely well supported by the citizens of the Bear Lake Valley both in terms of utilization and donations.  BLMH was recognized as one of 32 hospitals (out of 1300) in the nation to outperform national financial benchmarks three consecutive years.  In addition to offering the typical hospital services, e.g. in/outpatient, surgery, obstetrics, ER, swing beds, lab, diagnostic imaging, physical therapy, etc., Bear Lake Memorial Hospital also owns and operates: a 36 bed Skilled Nursing Facility, a 37 bed assisted living center, a 7 chair dialysis center, a mental health clinic, a home health agency, a fitness center and 4 physician clinics (Family Care, Internal Medicine, Orthopedic and Visiting Physician).


The Therapy Department consists of three physical therapists, one physical therapy assistant, two speech and language pathologists, one occupational therapist, a therapy aide, and our clinic coordinator. Workload will consist of a mix of outpatient, inpatient, home health and skilled nursing facility services.


To apply:  Please submit your application to the HR Dept., Bear Lake Memorial Hospital, 164 South 5th Street, Montpelier, ID, 83254 or fax it to (208) 847-4334.  Applications are available at www.blmhospital.com.

Expiration:  Applications will be accepted through June 9 or until filled.

Bear Lake Memorial Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and all applicants will be given fair consideration based on their academic credentials and applicable work experience.