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Physical Therapy
Physical Therapist - Outpatient
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Mercy Healthcare | Saint Louis, MO
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Job Description


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.

Location is at our Tesson Ferry location in South St. Louis County. Thank you!

Responsibilities and Qualifications

OverviewProvides individuals who have neuro/musculoskeletal dysfunction with appropriate physical therapy treatment in order to achieve maximal functional outcome. Promotes growth and development of rehabilitation therapy services by assisting in special projects and/or coordinating rehabilitation therapy activities in patient care programs. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values and mercy service standards.

ResponsibilitiesSafety/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.e. Assist in departmental or special projects as needed.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.


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:

* Qualification 1: Minimum of Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy.
* Qualification 2: Current Missouri physical therapy license or eligibility required.

Current CPR thru the American Heart Association.

Must be able to respond to emergency situations.

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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About Mercy Healthcare

Since 1993, Saint Margaret Mercy has offered the most advanced wound treatment for people with chronic non-healing wounds. The Wound Healing & Prevention Institute at Saint Margaret Mercy is a comprehensive outpatient treatment center designed to complement a primary physician's services in the treatment and prevention of chronic non-healing wounds. The comprehensive treatment plan is individualized for each patient and includes the following elements that are critical to wound healing and prevention: Comprehensive wound specific assessment Diagnostic testing Vascular assessment Nutritional assessment Infection control Wound debridement Edema control Pressure relief Advanced topical wound therapies Patient, caregiver and community education Our team of specialists have been trained in state-of-the-art wound management and have achieved a level of expertise unmatched in the region. Our multidisciplinary team includes professionals with the following backgrounds: General Surgery Infection Disease Internal Medicine Nutrition Orthopedic Surgery Podiatry Vascular Surgery Wound Specialist Registered Nurses and technicians In addition to comprehensive wound management, we offer the following services: