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Physical Therapist (PT)

Company: Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital - Fort Smith
Location: Fort Smith
Posted on: March 29, 2024

Job Description:

Description
Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital - Fort Smith is proud to be recognized by Newsweek as one of America's Best Rehabilitation Hospitals in 2023. A career at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital - Fort Smith, a 50-bed inpatient acute rehabilitation hospital operated jointly with Lifepiont Health and Mercy, is more than a job. It's a chance to be a vital member of an interdisciplinary team caring for people who need continued care to recover completely.
You have specialized skills and our patients in the Fort Smith area need them! If you are an enthusiastic individual seeking an environment dedicated to superior patient care and an organization with a strong mission to serve our community, we invite you to apply!
What you will do in this role:

Assumes responsibility and accountability for the care of those patients being treated by Physical Therapist Assistants and Therapy techs. May be assigned to orient staff and students and assume the duties and responsibilities of the supervisor in the absence of that individual
Assesses patients' needs; identifies and initiates appropriate physical therapy interventions; works cooperatively with other patient team personnel in maintaining standards for professional physical therapy practice and interdisciplinary teamwork
Observes and evaluates treatment affect, accomplishment of short and long term goals. Recommends change to physician, if needed
Performs an appropriate assessment on each patient and performs reassessments, as per policy. Performs accurate and timely QI scoring. The population is adult and geriatric patients requiring an adult medical rehabilitation program and services
Able to assess patient pain interfering with optimal level of function of participation in rehabilitation; makes appropriate interventions to reduce pain; makes appropriate physician contact for intervention
Formulates and updates patient specific plan of care for physical therapy
Other duties as assigned
Qualifications


Current licensure as a Physical Therapist in the state where the hospital is located
Inpatient rehab experience preferred
Current BLS/CPR Card

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital - Fort Smith is dedicated to the treatment and recovery of individuals who have experienced the debilitating effects of a severe injury or illness. Our rehabilitation programs provide ongoing care and specialized treatment to patients throughout their recovery journey. We offer customized, intense rehabilitation tailored to the individual needs of those recovering from stroke, brain injury, neurological conditions, trauma, spinal cord injury, amputation, and orthopedic injury.

Keywords: Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital - Fort Smith, Fort Smith , Physical Therapist (PT), Healthcare , Fort Smith, Arkansas

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