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UnityPoint Health Certified Physical Therapy Assistant in Sioux City, Iowa

UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's

Sioux City

PRN - Weekend requirement 3 days (Sat or Sun) every 4 months - minimum - Varialbe weekday hours as needed for PDO and high census

  • Personal Growth & Development: Learning, career opportunities and other experiences that support professional and personal growth.

  • Well-Being: Programs, activities and resources designed to enhance physical, financial and emotional well-being.

  • Recognition: The formal and informal ways to appreciate and celebrate each other.

  • Purpose: The meaningful connection between our daily work, team members, patients and the communities we serve.

Our team members are the compassionate core of who we are and how we serve. Every day we strive to live out our vision statement of “Best outcome every patient every time” through living out our FOCUS values of Foster Unity, Own the Moment, Champion Excellence, and Seize Opportunities.

At UnityPoint Health, we provide care in nine regions throughout Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. As the nation’s fourth largest nondenominational health system in America, UnityPoint Health keeps people at the center of all we do. We are looking for dynamic and talented individuals to join our team. You'll find opportunities for every sized dream.

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The Physical Therapist functions as an integral part of the rehabilitation team and has a responsibility for evaluation and treating patients requiring services associated with physical therapy. The Physical Therapist is expected to communicate with the physicians and referring providers regarding the patients treatment plan and progress and deliver services consistent with policies and procedures governing the delivery of patient care by the Rehabilitation Department, State Licensure and Code of Ethics standards.

Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

  • Performs examination and evaluation to determine diagnosis and prognosis of patient/client and determine appropriate intervention to gain expected outcomes based on patient/client goals including a collaborative approach with patient/family and health care team.

  • Utilizes of appropriate Physical Therapy interventions to produce desired outcomes.

  • Utilizes of appropriate documentation and billing to communicate progress and status to physicians, other healthcare professionals and third party reimbursement.

  • Supervision of Physical Therapist Assistant in accordance to state licensure laws.

  • Utilizes critical thinking in making independent judgements and maintains responsibility and accountability for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients.

  • Able to demonstrate the necessary skills and competencies of a physical therapist.

  • Keeps work area and equipment clean and orderly by maintaining and practicing hospital and departmental policies and procedures regarding safety and infection control.

Development & Patient Education

  • Performs as a member of the Rehabilitation Department through joint interventions, communication and quality assurance programs and meetings.

  • Continues professional development and involvement in professional activities that enhance therapy practice by sharing knowledge through networking and research.

  • Assess and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patient/family needs including age, culture, gender, readiness to learn and level of comprehension.

  • Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential and actual concerns immediately.

Basic UPH Performance Criteria

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.


  • Graduate of an Accredited Physical Therapy Program (Masters or Doctorate level)


  • Current licensure in good standing to practice as a PT in Iowa

  • Must possess and maintain current BLS certification or obtain certification within three months from date of hire.

  • Valid driver’s license and auto insurance when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.


  • Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

  • Multicultural sensitivity

  • Basic Computer skills

  • Customer/patient focused.

Requisition ID: 2020-76012

Street: 2720 Stone Park Blvd

Name: 7520 UnityPoint Heath SC St Lukes

Name: Rehab-I/P Hospital- SLRMC

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 8Hr days, 5days/week; Occasional Weekends

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