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Physical Therapist (PRN)

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Aspen
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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.

This Position Offers:

Competitive pay, being part of a very cohesive & supportive team, four of North America's top ski resorts at your doorstep, and much more.

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. 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 patient. Displays proficiency in application of physical agents and mechanical modalities, electrotherapeutic modalities and assistive, adaptive, orthotic, protective and prosthetic devices and equipment. Displays proficiency in soft tissue techniques, manual joint mobilization, stretching and relaxation techniques, gait training, exercise protocols, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, coordination, and balancing activities. Communicates and collaborates with staff and physicians in order to address patient care, resolve problems and improve the delivery of multidisciplinary care on a daily basis. Observes and evaluates treatment effects and communicates appropriately and clearly to physician, recommending changes to plan of care if necessary. Records pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy. Actively participates in departmental performance improvement activities. Completes competency assessments related to personal performance as per department/hospital protocol.

Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:

Current Colorado Physical Therapy License required Current BLS certification through American Heart Association required BS Degree in Physical Therapy or closely related field with MS or above in Physical Therapy required 2 years of experience working with patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings strongly preferred Strong interpersonal skills required

*Our hire-in rates of pay are based on years of relevant experience. Listed below are our hire-in rates for the position, which includes: minimum pay (no relevant experience) and mid-point (12 or more years).

PRN Minimum = $37.71/hr

PRN Mid-Point = $49.06/hr

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen , Physical Therapist (PRN), Other , Aspen, Colorado

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