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Physical Therapist
Department: Physical Therapy
Schedule: Per Diem/Casual
Shift: Day
Job Details:

Varied days including weekend coverage, day shift, per diem status, will be scheduled as needed, West Campus.

Position Title: Physical Therapist
Department: Physical Therapy

Purpose: To provide quality care to a variety of patients within Genesis Health System in a caring, professional and efficient manner.  These settings may include inpatient, outpatient, long term care, home health care and /or outreach services.  To evaluate the patient's condition and develop, implement and coordinate a customized physical rehabilitation plan to enhance strength, flexibility, range of motion, motor control, skin integrity, balance, and functional mobility skills, with associated equipment as needed, as well as reduce pain and discomfort and prevent secondary impairments in neonatal, adolescent, adult and geriatric populations. To complete necessary documentation in an accurate and timely manner. To supervise clinical interns in and effective and professional manner and to supervise supportive staff effectively as required by Iowa and Illinois professional practice acts.

Report To: Manager, Physical Therapy

Supervisory Responsibility: Guidance: The job requires the provision of occasional guidance and training to others. The job does not have formal or official supervisory responsibilities.

Materials Responsibility: Very Limited. Work requires very limited responsibility for material resources.  Examples of resources could include personal work materials, supplies or equipment, or very small amounts of cash. The employee has a very limited or indirect amount of control over these resources. Although human error might require the repair or replacement of materials, usually the cost of correcting these errors is minor.  The variety and volume of resources is also very limited.  Problems associated with material resources are very uncomplicated.

Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, Outside Agencies/Other Health Care Providers, General Public/Visitors/Volunteers, Physicians/Medical Office Staff, Students/Interns/Residents/Outside Instructors, Patients, Families, and Significant Others, Vendors/Clients, Third Party Payors/Insurance Companies.


Education: Bachelor's Degree

Field Of Study: Physical Therapy

Special Training: Basic Life Support within 6 months

Training Preferred: Word processing, spreadsheet, Iowa state license

Licensure/Registration: lowa state license. If licensed in another state, must obtain licensure within 1 year.

Experience: No experience required.

Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people inside or outside the organization. Communications are of moderate difficulty and sensitivity. Contact with others may involve detailed & lengthy dialogues & exchanges of information. Requires a moderate amount of interpersonal skills. Interactions involve dealing with moderately complicated problem situations or stressful encounters.

Physical Demands: High Intensity: Work requires heavy physical exertion and effort.  Forces exerted are equivalent to lifting between 25 to 50 pounds.  The need for physical stamina and endurance is great.  The degree of physical strain produced on the job is high.  It results in fatigue, and requires periods of rest.  Job requirements for manual dexterity and physical manipulation are high.  Work could involve the coordination of body movements involving various body postures.  The position exceeds these high intensity demands routinely, 36-70% of the time.

Working Conditions: There is limited exposure to highly adverse environmental conditions including physical hazards, health and safety risks, and otherwise undesirable characteristics in the environment.  Personal risks require safety equipment or precautions to be followed closely but the time the employee may be exposed to these conditions is limited to 10% or less of the work day.

Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: Yes


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