Job ID: 290121278  |  Last Updated: 4/11/2023

Family Medicine - Inpatient Rehabilitation Opportunity

MercyOne Dubuque
Dubuque, IA
Applicant Contact
Katrina Back
(734) 343-2300
(312) 957-3700

Job Description

MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center has an exciting full-time employment opportunity for a Board Certified or Board Eligible physician to join our Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit located in Dubuque, Iowa.

The ideal candidate will have experience in inpatient rehabilitation and a strong desire to lead and grow this vital program to help serve our community.

Opportunity details:

Nights, weekends, and holiday call is covered by Internists/Hospitalists
Flexible Schedule
o Outpatient clinic opportunities available if desired
o Opportunity for inpatient PM&R consult service if interested
o Opportunity for outpatient spasticity management if interested
Medical Director opportunity for growing Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
Additional leadership opportunities through involvement with hospital committees
Association with multi-specialty outpatient clinic which includes opportunity for collaboration with sports/spine PM&R colleague
IPR Unit is located within Level 2 trauma hospital and includes collaborative multidisciplinary group of physicians and APPs

This opportunity is available to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation or Family Medicine/Internal Medicine physicians with inpatient rehabilitation experience. Interested candidates must be Board Certified or Board Eligible and have experience managing complex medical rehabilitation cases. In addition, candidates should excel at collaboration with interdisciplinary care team including rehabilitation nurses, physical. speech, and occupational therapists, as well as consulting physicians/APPs.

MercyOne Dubuque's Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit has been providing the community with comprehensive rehabilitation for over 35 years. The inpatient rehab unit is currently a 9-bed department including an independent living apartment; however, the unit has opportunity for immediate growth up to 17 beds. Common diagnoses seen on the unit include stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, Guillain Barr syndrome, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, orthopedic trauma, cardiac conditions with opportunity to grow under the supervision of incoming physician and support of an enthusiastic rehabilitation team. There is currently not a pediatric rehabilitation unit at this location.

We are proud that our MercyOne Dubuque inpatient rehab unit has been accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) since 1989. CARF accreditation means our programs meet the highest standards in quality, safety, and outcome measures, which provide risk-reduction and accountability in our patient care.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right physician to enjoy quality of life and team comradery working alongside highly trained physicians, nurses, and therapists who are all excited to see this unit grow.


MercyOne Dubuque is offering a competitive compensation and benefits package for the right candidate.


In 1879, the Sisters of Mercy arrived in Dubuque at the request of Bishop John Hennessy to launch a healing ministry now known as MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center. Today, MercyOne Dubuque is the leading hospital in the tri-states, offering the only comprehensive cardiology center and level II regional neonatal intensive care unit in the area as well as the newly constructed MercyOne Dubuque Cancer Center. Other services include a trauma center, a CARF-accredited inpatient rehabilitation unit, home health care, orthopedics, retail pharmacies, palliative care, and a wide range of outpatient and community services. MercyOne operates two hospital-based skilled nursing units and a 40-bed nursing home.

In recognition of the strength of its nursing service and the overall quality of patient care, MercyOne Dubuque has been designated a Magnet hospital four consecutive times - the nation's most prestigious award for nursing excellence.

MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center is dedicated to serving and benefiting our community, whether we are providing care for those who cannot afford it or supporting programs to address identified community needs. And the community, in turn, supports MercyOne by serving on our boards, volunteering in our hospital, and providing generous philanthropy.

Together, we are continuing to serve the MercyOne mission by living the values of integrity, commitment to the poor, compassion, excellence, justice, stewardship, and reverence.

MercyOne Dubuque is a member of Trinity Health, one of the largest Catholic health care systems in the United States. Trinity Health is based in Livonia, Michigan.


Situated at the intersection of Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin, the community of Dubuque, Iowa stands among the Mississippi River bluffs as a metropolitan service area for seven surrounding counties. Dubuque is connected by four-lane highways to Davenport, Des Moines, Madison, and Minneapolis. The majority of the way to Chicago is also four-lane highway.

Dubuque is a tourist destination featuring the city's unique architecture and river location. It is home to five institutions of higher education, making it a center for culture and learning. Although Dubuque has long been a center of manufacturing, the local economy has also diversified to other areas in the 21st century. Alongside industrial, the city has large health care, education, tourism, publishing, and financial service sectors.

Dubuque hosts a number of events and festivals including the DubuqueFest, Winter Jazz & Blues Festival, Mississippi River Heritage Days, Dubuque County Fair, and Octoberfest Polka Festival every year. You can also visit the Louis Murphy Park, Dubuque Greyhound Park, Dubuque's Old Shot Tower Historical Marker, and McAleece Park and Recreation Complex. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Kennedy Mall. The Dubuque Museum of Art, Mines of Spain State Recreation Area, and Crystal Lake Cave are also worth visiting.


Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. We serve people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with more than 90 hospitals and 100 continuing care facilities including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities and programs that provide nearly two and a half million visits annually. Trinity Health employs more than 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Our mission: We, Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities. We support this mission by living our core values of Reverence, Commitment to Those Who are Poor, Justice, Stewardship, and Integrity. Committed to recruiting talented physicians, we are looking for physicians who share our values and want to help us fulfill the health care needs of the communities we serve.

At Trinity Health, we value the physician relationship and focus on partnering with our physicians. Whether you are a practicing physician looking to relocate or a medical resident, we offer opportunities with the flexibility to fit your individual needs. If you would like to be part of Trinity Health, we encourage you to explore this opportunity at

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to submit your CV, please email or call Trinity Health Physician Recruitment at (734) 343-2300.

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