Mercy Health

  • Phys Therapist-Home Care Svc (28 Hours/Week)

    Requisition ID
    2018-784449
    Category
    Rehabilitation/Therapy Services
    Position Type
    Part Time
    Shift(s)
    Days
    Department
    Home Care Svcs
    Location
    US-MO-Festus
  • 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

    Part-Time 28 Hours per Week

     

    Provides in home physical therapy services to patients that have neuro and/or musculoskeletal disorders. Works under direction and supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and mercy service standards.

     

    Responsibilities
    Provides patient care, which includes providing treatment according to plan of care established by registered Physical Therapist, which involves directing and assisting patients in passive and active exercises, muscle re-education, gait and functional training. Monitors plan for effectiveness. Functions within established policies, procedures and guidelines of the American Physical Therapy Association, and Homecare policies and procedures.

    Consults with Physician, Physical Therapist, nurse, patient, caregiver and other health care professionals regarding coordination of treatment, goal development and response to treatment program. Involves review of initial goals established at the beginning of treatment. Reports on the above to the Physical Therapist and at patient care conferences. Identifies need for other disciplines.

    Educates patient and/or family regarding exercise, exercise technique and safety. Fits, evaluates and adjusts adaptive devices.

    Assists Physical Therapist in preparing patient and/or family for discharge. Assists with obtaining equipment.

    Documents accurately and timely patient treatments, progress, observations, and communications with Physical Therapist and other staff members.

    Participates in Quality Improvement activities, inservices, patient care conferences, workshops and seminars. Assumes responsibility for continuing education and maintaining current knowledge.

    Assess home situation for possible patient abuse.

    Assist with orientation and training of other staff members.

     

    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: Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant program.
    • Licensure: Current state license. Valid drivers license.  
    • Certifications: CPR certification.
    • Other: Employee is frequently to continuously alone with patient and must be able to handle emergencies without assistance. Employee must be able to lift or assist falling or fallen patient; must be able to perform CPR alone, frequently for long periods of time without relief. Errors in therapeutic activities and exercises could cause serious injury to patients. Individual homes may present poor lighting situations, exposure to pets and other allergens, pest infestations and poor cleanliness. Employee may be exposed to irate and abusive patients and families. Employee may be required to drive at night and/or in hazardous conditions; must be able to follow written or verbal instructions and read a map. Employee must independently schedule patient visits in timely and efficient manner; checking in with office daily to update schedule. Employee is assigned weekend and on-call rotation. Employee has regular contact with agency staff members, physicians, hospital staff, and general public. Employee regularly handles confidential information.
    • Preferred Experience: Two years experience in acute care or home care preferred.

     

    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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