Physical Therapist (Cherokee)


: $81,400.00 - $105,950.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Healthcare - Allied Health

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We re a Little Different

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

We don t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

At Mercy, you ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

The Physical Therapist is responsible for evaluating and assessing needs of patients and formulating treatment plans. Provides therapy services defined in treatment plans, and works cooperatively with physicians, case managers, and staff. In addition, the Physical Therapist provides direction to Physical Therapy Assistants and Aides.

Provides expert assessment by using the appropriate policy, protocols and standards of practice. By evaluating the appropriate documents, therapies, medications and patient responses to interventions. And by interpreting and initiating appropriate actions to changes in patient condition and monitoring data.

Provides patient education by assessing and utilizing methods based on the patient and significant other's knowledge base, communication skills, developmental age, ability and readiness to learn.

Appropriately manages the plan of care by initiating, developing, evaluating and revising the plan. Incorporates patient and significant others involvement to support the patient goal, as well as interdisciplinary plan of care. Reports pertinent information to staff and physicians and collaborates with the healthcare team to plan/provide patient care as evidenced by documentation.

Provides leadership by directing and coordinating assignments and care given by team members based on staff competencies, experience and scope of responsibility. Participates in the PI process and identifying opportunities to improve patient care delivery, including collecting data, monitoring and implementing changes.
Enhances the learning opportunities for other staff, and by effectively contributing to the orientation of team members and students.

Documentation is provided by ensuring that the patient record reflects the plan of care, patient care delivered and the status during his or her care and discharge. Ensures that the information is legible, concise, accurate, objective and timely, while meeting hospital standards


Each career at Mercy represents unique members of our caring ministry s body , working together for the health and strength of the whole. To achieve our goals, we need all the parts functioning at their best and this requires the specific qualifications that you ll bring with you:

Education: Advanced graduate degree required from an accredited Physcial Therapy program.
Licensure: Physical Therapist Missouri license
Experience: Previous successful Physical Therapy delivery is preferred.
Certifications: BLS Basic Life Support Within 3 Months Of Hire
Other: Excellent interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills are required.
Preferred Experience: One to two years experience working as a Physical Therapist

We ll Support You at Work and Home

Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a top 100 places to work. We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!

What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care that s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

Mercy has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

Associated topics: activity therapist, clinician, lactation, orthopedic, orthopedic therapy, outpatient, physical therapist, therapist, therapist outpatient, therapist physical * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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