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CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  1. Evaluates and treats patients requiring PT services (including the application of topical medications used in treatment modalities) to infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric populations in a variety of settings.

  2. 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 for patients in all settings.

  3. Supervises PTA, aide, tech or other support personnel to ensure proper compliance with plan of care and manage patient outcomes.

  4. Utilizes electronic medical records, Microsoft Office and other computer-based systems.

  5. Completes accurate and timely supporting documentation according to hospital policies.

  6. Coordinates care with physicians and/or other allied health professionals through various communication methods, including: phone, email, in-person or written.

  7. 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.

  8. Demonstrates appropriate and effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication with team members through the continuum of care.

  9. Assists with organization and cleanliness of patient treatment areas according to clinic policy and standards.

  10. Participates in clinical program development and/or training of staff by planning and presenting educational programs for department, hospital, and/or community.

  11. Advocates for the profession through memberships, affiliations, continuing education, community service and/or legislative support.

Performs other duties as assigned by management.


Required Education for Staff Job Levels

Minimum requirement of B.S. in Physical Therapy from an accredited institution eligible for licensure in Iowa

Required Licensure and Certifications

Valid driver’s license, Mandatory reporter abuse training, BLS for healthcare provider, Physical Therapy license from the state of Iowa

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Minimal requirements that are required to graduate and become a licensed Physical Therapist

PREFERRED Qualifications

Clinical experience is preferred but not required

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Requisition ID 2020-140657

Employment Type Full Time

Department Rehab Services PT / OT / Speech

Hours / Pay Period 80

Shift Day

Standard Hours 8-5

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Centerville


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Healthâ„¢ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.