Physical Therapist

  • Mercy Cedar Rapids
  • Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
  • Jan 05, 2021
Part Time Counseling Therapy

Job Description

This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by providing conscientious and compassionate rehabilitation services to improve patient's quality of life and functional capacity. The Physical Therapist provides a patient centered plan of care to allow increased and improved mobility and pain management. Job Duties Performs a comprehensive physical, psychosocial, and safety assessment of assigned patients as evidenced by clinical documentation. Develops a Plan of Care to promote optimum function and safety as documented in the clinical record. Plans for and provides skilled physical therapy treatment and reassesses the patient's status on each visit and ensuring quality of care as documented in the clinical record. Coordinates patient care with other clinical team members ensuring optimal patient care and communication as noted in the clinical record. Completes all required paperwork following the policies and procedures to ensure that documentation reflects care provided and the outcomes achieved as evidenced in the clinical record. Maintains and enhances personal knowledge as well as promoting professional standards in physical therapy. Maintains and enhances personal knowledge as well as promoting professional standards in physical therapy. Attends all required Safety Training programs and can describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, specific job-related hazards. Attends all required Safety Training programs and can describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, specific job-related hazards. Follows the Exposure Control/Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens Plan. Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible and courteous environment. Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a team inter- and intradepartmentally to facilitate the department's ability to meet its goals and objectives.   Follows Mercy's safety guidelines, carries out job-specific safety duties and responsibilities, and promptly reports any unsafe conditions, situations, incidents and injuries. Department Specific Duties Manages a case load of patients in a collaborative process that assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates the options and services and equipment required to meet the patient's health and human service needs Scheduling patient visits per regulation. Demonstrates ability to function independently. Demonstrates tolerance of home environment and diverse life style of patient/family Knowledge, Skills and Abilities In addition to the technical and professional skills required to provide excellent physical therapy to patients, the clinician must have strong interpersonal skills, ability to motivate, good written and verbal communication skills. Professional Experience Experience Required Licensure, Certification, Registration License to practice as a Physical Therapist in the State of Iowa required. Current and valid driver’s license, own transportation and automobile insurance. Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse/Iowa Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required. Employee must submit certification of completed training to Human Resources prior to start or transfer date. Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) in accordance with the American Heart Association.

Employment Type

Part Time