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Physical Therapist

at Mercy Medical Hospital

Posted: 4/5/2019
Job Reference #: 781335

Job Description

  • Requisition ID
    Rehabilitation/Therapy Services
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Days, Holidays, Weekends
    Physical Therapy
  • Overview

    We’re a Little Different

    Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

    We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

    At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

    Responsibilities and Qualifications


    Provides patient care by organizing and conducting medically prescribed programs in order to achieve maximum potential. Displays treatment skills practicing within the scope of Missouri Practice Act and in compliance with all rules and regulations with National Board and governing bodies in the State of Missouri. Promotes growth and development of department by assisting in special projects and/or coordinating activities in patient care programs.


    Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:

    Education: Minimum of Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy.
    Licensure: Current Missouri physical therapy license or eligibility required.
    Certifications: Must be CPR certified.
    Other: Must be able to respond to emergency situations.

    Safety/Risk Management:
    a. Implements treatment programs in a safe manner displaying a variety of treatment skills in specific treatment modalities.
    b. Performs patient care to acceptable standards of professional ethics by respecting patient confidences and providing care to all persons without regard to personality or medical problems.
    c. Follows proper Policy & Procedure guidelines for Infection Control and completion of incident reports.
    d. Performs patient documentation and communicates with other areas in a manner that meets all quality improvement requirements.

    Coordination of Services:
    a. Assists with marketing and coordinating workshops.
    b. Participates in quality improvement/program evaluation activities.
    c. Assists with analyzing outcome data and providing suggestions for action.

    Primary Aspects:
    a. Accurately evaluates patients functional status and relevant medical and psychosocial factors.
    b. Establishes appropriate treatment plans using measurable goals.
    c. Prioritizes evaluation and treatment procedures to optimize patient outcomes and goal achievement.
    d. Modifies treatment or evaluation approaches as appropriate to patient response.
    e. Utilizes support staff effectively.

    Complex Aspects:
    a. Serves as a resource person.
    b. Provides appropriate orientation to new staff.
    c. Identifies new or updates programs inclusive of determining appropriate policies and procedures, training staff, and monitoring program effectiveness.
    d. Acts as a clinical instructor for students.

    Communication Management:
    a. Provides patient and family education in a clear and concise manner throughout care and at discharge.
    b. Completes all necessary written documentation via notes, conferences, charge entries - in a clear, concise, and timely manner in accordance with department policies.
    c. Demonstrates ability to orally communicate effectively with other professional, patients, and family members.

    a. Maintains current knowledge of technical and therapeutic advances, and provides education to others.

    We’ll Support You at Work and Home

    Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

    What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

    Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

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