MercyOne Newton Medical Center is a fully owned hospital of MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center and a member of MercyOne Network.
It is located in the city of Newton, Iowa, county seat of Jasper County. Positioned on Interstate 80, the nation’s only east/west transcontinental interstate highway, Newton is about 30 miles east of the Des Moines metropolitan area, which has a population in excess of 400,000.
MercyOne Newton has a well-deserved reputation for bucking the trend of diminished health care in rural America by enhancing the quantity and quality of its services during the last two decades. This has been accomplished by expanding, remodeling and providing technological improvements to its physical facilities and by adding new physicians.
MercyOne Newton employees and local doctors are known for their highly productive “Iowa work ethic,” emphasis on compassion and quality patient service, and loyalty to the hospital and the community.
Our campus in Newton has 48 beds and about 200,000 square feet of space. Attached to the hospital is a 50,000-square-foot medical office building containing local physician practices and the hospital’s physical medicine and rehabilitation center.
MercyOne Newton is one of the largest employers in Jasper County, along with the local school system and the county government.
POSITION SUMMARY: Is responsible for providing Occupational Therapy evaluation & treatment determined by medical direction, therapist judgment, patient needs and desires, and available facilities.
Organizes and conducts Occupational Therapy programs to facilitate the rehabilitation of our clients, including the physically and/or mentally handicapped of all ages.
Directs patient participation in selected tasks to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance; facilitate learning of those skills and functions essential for adaptation and productivity, diminish or correct pathology, and to promote and maintain health.
Directs the activities program in compliance with all state and federal rules and regulations and establishes policies and procedures.
EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited entry-level degree program in occupational therapy.
LICENSURE: Maintain license to practice occupational therapy in the state of Iowa. Maintain current CPR certification.
EXPERIENCE: None required if Education and licensure are met.
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