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Trinity Health Physical Therapist (Contingent)- SMML in Livonia, Michigan

Employment Type:Part timeShift:Day Shift


An Opportunity to Join our Remarkable Care Team as aPhysical Therapist in thePhysical TherapyDepartment awaits YOU!!!!

St. Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) is one of the nation's top healthcare service providers, spanning five counties in Southeastern Michigan. SJMHS represents more than 2,700 physicians and 14,000 nurses and staff, and includes 5 Hospitals, 5 Outpatient Health Centers, 8 Urgent Care Facilities and over 25 Specialty Centers.

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System is part of Trinity Health ( , one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving communities in 21 states with 86 hospitals, 128 continuing care facilities and home health and hospice programs.

St. Mary Mercy Hospital is a beautiful full-service, 304-bed acute care hospital, located in Livonia, MI, that provides comprehensive care, including a 24-hour emergency department, general medicine, inpatient and outpatient surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, intensive care unit, cancer, cardiology, geriatrics and birthing and women's health. Through several major expansions in the hospital, programs and services, St. Mary Mercy continues to offer the latest in quality health and medical services. St. Mary Mercy has received numerous awards recognizing excellence in clinical outcomes, patient safety, financial performance and efficiency.


The primary duties of the Physical Therapist are to test and measure the function of the musculoskeletal, neurological, pulmonary, and cardiovascular systems of patients. As prescribed by a referring physician, the physical therapist treats and directs treatment of patients based on a established plan of care. The therapist notes the diagnosis and takes all precautions of observing indications and contradictions.


Completion of training in accordance with minimum essentials for therapy schools as prescribed by Council of Medical Education and Hospitals of American Medical Association. Graduation from an AMA-APTA approved school of Physical Therapy. Must be aware of relative value and limitations of each piece of equipment and skilled in the use of a broad range of modalities with a clear understanding of indications and contra-indicators of each modality. Must be able to apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and physical science to specialized techniques in the treatment of patients, and know how to position patients with various conditions for different types of treatments.Able to instruct students, interns, and nurses in methods and objectives of physical therapy.Consults with physician concerning goals and treatment plans.Able to provide instruction for home care and treatment. Able to instruct on bed position.Able to instruct on posture and body mechanics.Knowledge of evaluations and patient's response to treatment.Willing to participate in evaluation of assistants and aids. Willing to attend in-services and meetings.Able to perform other related duties.One to two years' experience may be required for supervisory positions. Membership in or eligibility for membership in American Physical Therapy Association. Licensed by the State of Michigan.

Why St. Joseph Mercy Health System?

*Competitive Salaries and Shift Differentials

*Rich Benefits package which include Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time off, Retirement Saving Plan with employer contribution option, Tuition Reimbursement, Life Insurance and Short/Long Term Disability.

  • Opportunity for growth and advancement throughout Trinity Health in 21 different states!!

    Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.