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Trinity Health Physical Therapist - Contingent in Chelsea, Michigan

St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea is a not-for-profit hospital established in 1970. Located in Chelsea, Michigan. SJMC is a member of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. SJMC is nationally recognized for both quality of care and patient satisfaction by national ranking organization Press Ganey, and is accredited by the Joint Commission. SJMC attracts more than 300 physicians in almost all disciplines, with leading edge technology, including the largest and strongest MRI in Michigan. SJMC is consistently ranked in the top five percent of hospitals in the country for inpatient satisfaction, employee engagement, and physician satisfaction. SJMC has been recognized for two consecutive years as one of the ""Best Places to Work in Healthcare"" by Modern Healthcare Magazine and the Studer Group.


Looking for an energetic physical therapist to work in acute and inpatient Rehab unit settings. Candidate must work well in a multidisciplinary team and be a self-starter. Job requires managing the patient schedule, planning and communicating the needs of those patients for the next therapist. Our community hospital setting is ideal for any therapist with any background, but prefer a candidate with acute care experience.The Rehabilitation Services Staff Physical Therapist provides evaluation and treatment of patients in a range of specialty programs.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participates in their resolution.

Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, employees, and visitors to St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea/Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places.

Maintains knowledge to perform the duties of the job. Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management.

Demonstrates self-directed learning.

Behaves in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea/Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

Provides quality patient care by considering the age specific, development and cultural needs through competent clinical practice. Demonstrates unit/area competencies.

Identifies and assists in resolution of problems related to safety, sanitation and maintenance of the environment.

Practices effective communication in all interactions (patient, visitor, co-worker, etc.)

Promotes a positive work environment by demonstrating teamwork.

Demonstrates competency with individualized assessment of patients using a wide variety of assessment measures and procedures.

Stays up to date on all participating insurance guidelines for rehabilitation services.

Provides thorough documentation on each patient interaction. Documentation must be timely and include all pertinent information required by state law, accrediting agencies and 3rd party payers.

Formulates individualized, age specific, therapy goals based upon assessment results and patient needs.

Consults with other team members and selects the most appropriate plan of care consistent with the needs and capabilities of the patient.

Implements patient care in a manner consistent with the therapy goals and the changing needs of the patient, using a variety of therapeutic approaches.

Completes daily charges for each patient while adhering to ethical practices per insurance guidelines for each payer.

Orients patients and families to the therapeutic purposes and procedures of physical therapy, and educates them about home programs, impairments and progress.

Provide daily oversight of the physical therapy provided by staff working under the physical therapist (could be physical therapist assistant, athletic trainer or physical therapy aide) and co-sign documentation when required.

Provides re-evaluations/re-assessments of patients on a regular basis to ensure progression towards goals.

Supervises Physical Therapy student affiliates as assigned by the Site Leader or Student Program Coordinator.

Provides for own professional growth and education and contributes to staff development activities.

Works with Site Leader and secretarial staff to ensure schedules are managed well to achieve targeted productivity and clinic budget.

Acute Care physical therapists that see patients on the IP Rehab Unit will be required to participate in interdisciplinary team meetings 1-2 times per week.

Participates in regularly scheduled staff meetings and inservices.

Other Functions and Responsibilities

1) Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Experience and Certification/Licensure

1) Licensed as a Physical Therapist in the State of Michigan.

2) Previous experience preferred

This document is intended to describe the generalized duties and responsibilities, the specialized job functions, and the essential requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of all supplemental duties, responsibilities, or non-essential requirements or reflect any accommodations made under the American’s with Disability Act, the Michigan Handicapper’s Act, or SJMHS’s Return to Work Program

We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


Job Number: 00144306

Location: Chelsea, MI

Organization Name: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

Facility: SJSEMI - SJMHS Chelsea Comm Hospital

Employment Type: Part time

Shift: Rotating Shift

Hours: 0