Physical Therapist – Per Diem

Mercy

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We’re a Little Different

 

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

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. Join us and discover why Modern Healthcare Magazine named us in its “Top 100 Places to Work.”

Overview:

 

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.

 

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 patient’s 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.

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

Qualifications:

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

 

We Offer Great Benefits:

Day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds are just a few of the great benefits offered to eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!

 

We’re bringing to life a healing ministry through compassionate care.

At Mercy, our supportive community will be behind you every step of your day, especially the tough ones. You will have opportunities to pioneer new models of care and transform the health care experience through advanced technology and innovative procedures. We’re expanding to help our communities grow. Join us and be a part of it all.

What Makes You a Good Match for Mercy?

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and unafraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply.

 

Mercy has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

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