UnityPoint Health

  • Physical Therapist

    Requisition ID
    1795 Hwy 64 East
    1050 UnityPoint Health Jones Regional Medical Center
    Physical Therapy
    Scheduled Hours/Shift
    8:00AM to 4:30PM - Monday and Thursday
  • Overview

    The staff physical therapist is responsible for patient examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis and therapeutic intervention.  The staff physical therapist practices within the scope of the profession of Physical Therapy for adult and pediatric patients.   In addition, the staff physical therapist is expected to contribute to department functioning and support the mission and objectives of the hospital.


    Examines patients/clients - obtains history, performs a systems review, and selects and administers discipline- and age-specific tests and measures to obtain data

    Evaluates patients/clients - makes clinical judgments based on data gathered during the examination

    Develops patient/client diagnoses or problem lists (cluster of signs and symptoms)

    Develops patient/client prognoses (optimal level of improvement and time needed to achieve it)

    Develops and implements patient/client interventions, including delegating and supervising support staff

    Provides patient and family education and training

    Completes required patient care documentation and communication

    Formulates and implements patients discharge plans in collaboration with others

    Collaborates with hospital departments and community agencies to deliver coordinated care.

    Provides clinical supervision of part-time students

    Maintains a safe and orderly work environment

    Facilitates orderly department functioning

    Participates in appropriate rehabilitation department and hospital meetings

    Participates in interdisciplinary task forces and committees

    Participates in Performance Improvement activities

    Contributes to program development

    Participates in hospital and department provided in-services and community education

    Participates in development and education of colleagues

    Promotes a greater understanding of rehabilitation and of Physical Therapy in the hospital and community

    Assumes responsibility for  own professional growth and development in clinical practice, regulatory and fiscal issues


    Is aware of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (eg. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of department or hospital administrative staff.

    Purposefully conducts all aspects of the job in an ethical manner in support of the hospital’s commitment to ethical behavior in all areas of personal and professional activity.




    Meets educational requirements as necessary for obtaining professional license in Physical Therapy    



    Previous experience working as a physical therapist preferred  

    Must be licensed by, or have applied for a license to practice Physical Therapy from the Iowa Department of Public Health


    Special Skills/Knowledge

    Must have basic knowledge and skills in the theory and practice of Physical Therapy

    Basic computer knowledge and skills


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