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Mercyhealth Physical Therapist, Outpatient Therapy in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

  • This position is located at Walworth Physical Therapy and has an Inpatient weekend rotation.

  • This position is full time and comes with benefits

    Experience a rewarding and fulfilling career with Mercyhealth. Mercyhealth is committed to offering our partners a best place to work. Our unique workplace Culture of Excellence is built upon:

  • Employee engagement, empowerment and growth

  • Teamwork toward our common goal – providing exceptional health care services with a passion for making lives better

  • An atmosphere of caring and quality that cascades throughout the organization

    Department/Skill highlights

  • Location

  • Sign on bonus- if eligible state, “Ask us about your sign on bonus eligibility!” Do not include any dollar amounts.

  • Call, holiday, weekend schedule details

  • Specifics of the unit and position (HRBP/Hiring Leader discretion)

    Essential duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviews Physician's referral, patient's condition and medical records to determine physical therapy treatment required. Obtains history and subjective components of the evaluation.

  • Tests and measures patient's strength, balance, range of motion, motor development, sensory perception, functional capacity, and respiratory and circulatory efficiency, and records findings to develop or revise treatment programs. Observes posture, position, and palpates anatomical structures.

  • Plans and prepares written treatment plan based on evaluation of patient data.

  • Administers manual exercises to improve and maintain function.

  • Instructs, motivates, and assists patient to perform various physical activities and in use of assistant and supportive devices such as crutches, canes, and prostheses.

  • Administers treatments involving application of physical agents.

  • Evaluates effects of treatment at various stages and adjusts treatments to achieve maximum benefit.

  • Performs manual therapy treatments including soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization.

  • Administers traction to relieve pain.

  • Records treatment, response, and progress in patient's chart or enters information into computer.

  • Instructs patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home.

  • Evaluates, fits, and adjusts prosthetic and orthotic devices.

  • Confers with Physician and other practitioners to obtain additional patient information, suggest revisions in treatment program, and integrate physical therapy treatment with other aspects of patient's health care.

  • Orients, instructs, and directs work activities of assistants, technicians, athletic trainers, and students.

  • Plans and conducts lectures and training programs on physical therapy and related topics for medical staff, students, and community groups.

  • Participates in the development of community education or promotional program in the rehabilitation field annually.

  • Assists in the development of new services or programs.

  • Performs thorough and timely electronic documentation.

  • Strengths in care delivery as evidenced by peer review feedback; consistently demonstrates advanced evaluation and treatment techniques.

  • Participates actively in the PI and CQI process.

  • Assists in the orientation and training of new staff members.

  • Participates in cost savings initiatives in the department.

    Education and Experience

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Physical Therapy

    Certifications/Licensure

  • License to practice Physical Therapy in Wisconsin

  • CPR certification within 90 days

    Special Physical Demands

  • The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Function of the position with or without accommodations. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

    Keywords

    Therapy, Physical therapy, Physical Therapist, PT

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