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Physical Therapist - Inpatient Rehab Services - PRN

Company: MERCY HEALTH
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Job Description:

Position Type: PRNScheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 0Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES > MERCY MEDICAL CENTER GENERAL SUMMARY: Provides patient care using physical agents and therapeutic exercise in accordance with the Iowa Physical Therapy Practice Act. Work is performed with considerable independence within policy and program guidelines. Supervises physical therapist assistants and rehab support staff in patient care and non-patient care duties according to licensure law. Provides on-going physical therapy to infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients and their families based on assignment. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Based on assignment: Performs evaluations and treatments (including the application of topical medications used in treatment modalities and/or burn/wound care) to infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients in a variety of settings. Completes supporting documentation according to hospital policy. Appropriately establishes and reviews: plan of care; goals and priorities with team (including patient/family); treatment in response to changing patient needs; educational needs of patient/caregivers; discharge plan/follow-up care needs Complies with department, hospital, and regulatory agency guidelines with respect to ethics, legal issues and supervisory relationships. Demonstrates professional accountability per the Physical Therapy Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Demonstrates appropriate and effective written, verbal, and non-verbal communication with team members through the continuum of care. Protects patient confidentiality in regard to medical, emotional and social status. Advocates for the profession through memberships, affiliations, continuing education, community service and legislative support . MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: (may be essential based on assignment) Plans and presents educational programs for department, hospital, and/or community. Assists in inventory and ordering of supplies and equipment. Assists in maintenance of a safe, clean work environment. Assess physical environment and functional abilities of patient within actual residence or work setting. Utilizes specialized equipment, testing procedures, and/or advanced treatment techniques. Transports patients/equipment to/from clinics. Assists in preparation/maintenance of daily treatment schedule. Uses computer to assist for documentation and entering of charges. Provide instruction, supervision, and guidance to students, volunteers, and ancillary staff in Rehab. Observes, measures, and records the cardiovascular responses of heart rate, heart rhythm, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation. MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AS REQUIRED: Certificate, Bachelor's or Master's degree in physical therapy Licensed in Iowa Previous work experience not required Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers. Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire. Additional Information Requisition ID: 2018-R Schedule: Part-time Market: CHI Saint Joseph Health

Keywords: MERCY HEALTH, Des Moines , Physical Therapist - Inpatient Rehab Services - PRN, Healthcare , Des Moines, Iowa

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