• Physical Therapist

    Requisition ID
    2018-764763
    Category
    Rehabilitation/Therapy Services
    Position Type
    Per Diem/Flex
    Shift(s)
    Varies/Rotating
    Department
    Physical Therapy
    Location
    US-AR-Fort Smith
  • Overview

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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.  

     

    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

    The Staff Physical Therapist upon the referral of a patient by a Medical Staff Member, evaluates the patients functional abilities, develops functional treatment goals and times frames, establishes the patients rehabilitation potential, and develops a treatment program which will achieve the treatment goals. The incumbent shall asses in an ongoing manner the patients response and effectiveness of treatment, modifying or discontinuing treatment as needed, conferring with the referring physician as necessary. The incumbent shall provide home treatment education and program development, written documentation of initial patient evaluations, progress notes, discharge notes, and other reports as requested. The incumbent shall safety and effectively provide professional patient care services. The incumbent shall address appropriately the age specific needs for all patients. The incumbent will treat patients and families with respect and dignity. Patient’s pain will be addressed and treated according to the department’s pain management policy. It is the philosophy of SEMMC to optimize patient’s comfort while they are in the hospital. The incumbent will identify and report any patient safety issue when identified. The Physical Therapist shall provide technical assistance and direction to the Rehab Tech, and coordinates the workload in the department as directed.

    Qualifications:

    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: The Physical Therapist shall have a BS or MS Degree in Physical Therapy.
    • Licensure: The Physical Therapist shall hold a current license to practice Physical Therapy from the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy.

     

    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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