UnityPoint Health Physical Therapist in Muscatine, Iowa

UnityPoint at Home

Physical Therapist

.60 PTR (24 hours/week)

This position offers benefits

These amazing team members make it possible for patients to receive the care they need where they are most comfortable-in their home! If you like working independently while providing one-on-one care and developing relationships with patients and families we want to hear from you!

  • Ensures quality and safe delivery of services to patients according to care plan. Uses equipment and supplies safely, effectively, and efficiently.

  • Consistently utilizes a patient-centered approach considering physical, psych/social, spiritual, educational, safety and related criteria appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned service area.

  • Develops specific physical therapy procedures as well as functional activities in accordance with written physician plan of treatment and patient evaluation.

  • Develops and administers plan of treatment including environmental modifications.

  • Instructs patient/family/caregivers in administration of the treatment plan.

  • Provides patient, family, and/or caregiver education and information pertinent to diagnosis and safety issues.

  • Participates in regular care planning with other disciplines involved.

  • Participates in case conferences, in-service programs and other meetings required ensuring coordinated and comprehensive care.

  • Oversees use of treatment modalities, prosthetic devices, and therapeutic appliances.

  • Performs and directs therapy treatment as prescribed.

  • Advises patients/family/caregivers on the prevention of disease and disability.

  • Identifies and refers patient/family/caregivers to appropriate individuals or agencies as necessary.

  • Maintains accurate and timely documentation of clinical records and time/travel entries.

  • Delivers quality care consistent with Home Health Conditions of Participation, qualifying home care criteria, payor coverage criteria, and providing visits/treatments consistent with the plan of care.

  • Conducts clinical review of record to include multi-disciplinary review, coordination of care, provided in conjunction with visits and documentation.

  • Identifies risk for acute hospitalization and proactively prevents adverse events.

  • Assists in the promotion of services and products.

  • Maintains regular and consistent attendance at work.

  • Behaves in a manner consistent with Mission, Vision, Values and Expectations for Excellence.

  • Maintains compliance with OSHA, Accreditation Standards and Risk Management guidelines.

  • Maintains compliance with Personnel policies and procedures.

  • Behaves in a manner consistent with all Corporate Compliance policies and procedures.

  • Performs other duties as requested by Clinical Manger/Team Leader to facilitate the smooth and effective operations of the organization.

  • Care is outcome-oriented, reflects measurable progress and goals toward discharge.

  • Utilizes electronic clinical record; maintaining confidentiality and care of equipment.

  • Demonstrates competency in comprehensive assessment/OASIS competency or with oversight.

  • Responsible for accurate documentation (ie: following care plan, appropriate utilization of resources to achieve quality outcomes, conferences, discharges, billing corrections, coding.)

  • Review and resolve computer informatics prompts after completing an OASIS.

  • Meet or exceed agency established benchmarks, e.g. quality outcomes, patient satisfaction, case mix for OASIS, productivity, and documentation lock down requirements.

  • Achieve certification in Integrated Care Management within 1 year of hire. Certification includes completing the Integrated Care Management formal training session, successfully completing assigned computer based-learning modules within 2 weeks of training, and a competency evaluation. Use the Integrated Care Management philosophy, skills, tools and documentation in clinical practice. Demonstrate competency in selected ICM skills annually.

  • Employee is responsible for completion of communication tasks and activities in a timely manner. This would include, but is not limited to: responding to email, voicemail or telephone messages, promptly, accurately, and professionally; attending staff meetings as scheduled or viewing videotapes of those meetings; asking questions of team members and supervisors when needing clarification about various day-to-day issues or patient needs; and reviewing employee communication pieces, to stay aware of UnityPoint at Home programs and initiatives.

  • Graduate of State Board approved program for Physical Therapy and valid license as a Physical Therapist

  • CPR Certification.

  • Strong computer skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work as a collaborative team member.

  • Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.

  • Integrated Care Management (ICM) certification or successful completion of certification within one year of employment.

  • Valid Mandatory Reporter course completion by state(s) requirement

  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in accordance with state and/or organizational requirements

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge of professional physical therapy and rehabilitation principles and practices.


  • Master’s degree in physical therapy.

  • Physical therapy experience in community or home care.

Requisition ID: 2018-50389

Street: 1609 Cedar St

Name: 9400 UnityPoint at Home Affiliate

Name: PT Visits- HC- QCMus

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.60

FLSA Status: Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 1st shift

External Company Name: UnityPoint Health

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org