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Physical Therapist - $3,000 Sign-On Bonus!

Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Information:

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 Specific Duties/Essential Functions:
  • 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.
  • 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.

Position Specific Job Duties/Essential Functions:
  • 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– Required vs. Preferred:
  • Experience required.

Education-Required vs. Preferred:
  • N/A

Licensure, Certification, Registration - Required vs. Preferred:
  • Iowa State Licensure required.
  • Current and valid driver's license, own transportation and automobile insurance.
    • Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association required.

Physical Activity Requirements:
  • Constant = 67-100% of workday
    1. Standing
    2. Walking
    3. Fingering
    4. Talking
    5. Hearing
    6. Balancing
    7. Grasping
    8. Feeling
    9. Handling

  • Frequent = 34-66% of workday
    • Lifting
    • Pushing
    • Pulling

  • Occasional = 33% or less of workday
    • Reaching
    • Sitting
    • Repetitive motion
    • Stooping
    • Kneeling
    • Crouching
    • Climbing

Physical Demand Requirements:
  • Heavy: Exert 50-100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 25-50lbs. of force frequently

Posted 06/08/18

Job ID: 64581