Physical Therapist - Snowmass Clinic
Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Posted on: May 12, 2022
Company Overview: Embrace the adventure of a career at Aspen
Valley Hospital. Aspen Valley Hospital is a twenty-five-bed
community hospital that represents the best of two worlds - the
warmth and friendliness of a small town and the technical expertise
of a major medical center. Our award-winning hospital, nestled in
the heart of Aspen, CO, includes a team of more than 500 people
dedicated to making a difference for our patients, families, and
community. Nationally we are recognized for providing some of the
most exceptional patient care of any hospital across the
country.AVH requires COVID-19 Vaccination for all Staff.This
Position Offers:Highly competitive pay, comprehensive benefits
package (including generous PTO, health insurance within your first
30 days, retirement), being part of a very cohesive & supportive
team, and four of North America's top ski resorts at your
doorstep.Job Overview: Responsible for evaluation, planning,
directing and administering physical therapy modalities of
treatment as prescribed by a licensed physician. Administers
treatments and physical agents as prescribed by a referring
physician in an effort to restore function and prevent disability
following injury, disease or physical disability. Assists patients
to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning, while
learning to live within the limits of their capabilities. The staff
therapist coordinates, delegates and supervises responsibilities
assigned to supportive staff. The staff therapist participates in
operational aspects of the department, maintains performance
improvement activities within the department and participates in
CQI activities. Provides input in formulating budget, assists in
evaluating department performance versus budget controls and takes
appropriate action to remain in budget guidelines. Ensures that
patient charges are accurate and entered on a timely basis.
Participates in all infection control, department equipment
training, organizational safety and fire safety programs.Primary
Scope of Responsibilities:
- Performs a detailed evaluation, including appropriate
assessment on all patients as related to the therapy requested,
using motor and neurological capabilities, and designs a treatment
plan to achieve maximum physical performance while adjusting to
disabilities. (2 => 90%, 1.5=> 90%, 1 => 80%, 0.5=>
- Evaluates various body systems using tests that include manual
muscle testing (specific or functional), goniometry, reflex
testing, neurological development testing, spine and joint
mobility, evaluation, and gait and posture evaluation for each
- Displays proficiency in application of physical agents and
mechanical modalities, electrotherapeutic modalities and assistive,
adaptive, orthotic, protective and prosthetic devices and
- Displays proficiency in soft tissue techniques, manual joint
mobilization, stretching and relaxation techniques, gait training,
exercise protocols, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation,
coordination, and balancing activities.
- Observes and evaluates treatment effects and communicates
appropriately and clearly to physician, recommending changes to
plan of care if necessary.
- Provides individualized patient and family education consistent
with patient's learning style, readiness to learn and self care
needs. Evaluates patient's response and documents effectiveness of
patient learning in chart. Provides patient with HEP at
- Demonstrates the ability to assess and interact with patients
and families using theories of human growth and development, family
systems and cultural background.
- Adheres reliably to all accepted patient safety standards and
encourages active involvement of patient and family in their
- Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly and
maintains department cleanliness and safety.
- Records pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with
regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital
- Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations
concerning HIPAA privacy and security.
- Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the
Code of Conduct.
- Participates in required training for compliance related
activities (HIPAA, Compliance, Patient Safety, TJC, etc.)
- Actively participates in departmental performance improvement
activities. Completes competency assessments related to personal
performance as per department/hospital protocol.
- Demonstrates role awareness, mastery of physical therapy
skills, and continuous learning within the profession. Attends
continuing education courses, in-services, and Grand Rounds.
Presents a minimum of 1 in-service/yr. (2 = 20CEU's, 1.5=10CEU's,
- Assists in formulating protocols and demonstrates proactive
involvement to address any quality improvement processes in
department or house-wide.
- Performs appropriate assessment on all patients and documents
appropriately and timely on the medical chart ensuring that the
patient's chart is accurate and complete.
- Establishes short and long term functional and measurable goals
and formulates an effective plan with the patient, family and
healthcare team as a result of the evaluation.
- Reevaluates and updates treatment plan according to
- Documents patient's progress toward goals and prepares reports
regarding patient's progress.
- Discharges patient in a timely fashion and ensures that
patient's chart is complete and in proper order as per departmental
protocol. (2=> 95%, 1.5=> 90%, 1=> 80%, .5=> 75%)
- Accurately charges for treatments and supplies and produces an
average of 3 workload units per productive hour worked. (2=3.75,
1.5=3.5, 1=3.0. .5=2.5)
- Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients' needs
are met and hospital policy is followed.
- Maintains a good working relationship both within the
department and with other departments.
- Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff and
- Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical
business practicesMinimum Qualifications & Requirements:
- 2 years of experience
- Ability to concentrate and show attention to detail
- Relatively high degree of analytical abilities
- Strong interpersonal skills required
- Ability to work independently
- Ability to read and communicate effectively in English
- Bi-Lingual in Spanish highly desired
- Current Colorado physical therapy license
- Current BLS certification
- BS Degree in Physical Therapy or closely related field with MS
or above in Physical TherapyBenefits & Compensation: Hire-in rates
of pay are based upon the relevance of years of experience,
education and certifications. Our talent acquisition team will help
you understand how your direct experience will be considered.Pay
range for new hires: $35.65 - $46.33 /hrOur comprehensive benefits
package includes generous paid time off, health insurance within
your first 30 days, and retirement, which can be viewed here.
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