Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Posted on: July 16, 2021
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, excellent benefits, being part of a very cohesive
& supportive team, four of North America's top ski resorts at your
doorstep, and much more.
This position serves as the department's dedicated and
primary pediatric PT. However, this position does work with a
combination of both Pediatric and Adult patients (approximately 50%
pediatric and 50% adults). 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous paid time off,
health insurance within your first 30 days, retirement, and much
more can be viewed here.
Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen , Physical Therapist, Other , Aspen, Colorado
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