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Boulder Community Hospital Physical Therapist - Inpatient Therapy in Boulder, Colorado

Boulder Community Health was recently honored as Best Local Employer by the Daily Camera in the 2018 Boulder County Gold, their People’s Choice Awards for businesses in Boulder County. Come join us and be a part of an independent, community-focused health system and feel good knowing that your work will make a difference in people’s lives and be a positive contribution to the community.

POSITION SUMMARY

Assumes responsibility and accountability for providing quality patient care through the provisions of physical therapy services including: Assessment of patient functioning, development of treatment programs, provision of patient treatment, and education of the patient and family as it relates to physical/functional abilities (must adhere to the APTA Code of Ethics). Adheres to all accreditation requirements; must promote interdepartmental and intradepartmental teamwork, establish and maintain effective communication with patient's family and rehabilitation team members and work professionally with physicians and the community.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Education Or Formal Training

Special Qualifications (licensure, registration, etc.)

  • Current Colorado state license for Physical Therapy.

  • BLS certification required by the end of conditional period.

Knowledge, Skill And Ability

  • Must have manual dexterity to operate equipment and to provide hands-on assessment, assistance, and exercise for patient care.

  • The ability to accurately use and maintain therapeutic equipment.

  • Serves patient population from adolescent to older adult/geriatric.

  • Visual acuity necessary to read dials on equipment and receive visual feedback regarding patient status.

  • Aided hearing acuity to receive information from patients.

  • Able to modify assessment, treatment and interaction skills based on the age and developmental level of the patient.

  • Ability to walk and perform exercises with patients approximately 6/8 or 8/10 hours a day and able to get on and off the floor, lift weights off the floor.

  • Ability to effectively counsel patients and their families.

  • An understanding of and ability to administer current therapeutic techniques is required.

  • Familiarity with a wide variety of equipment and therapeutic techniques is desirable.

  • She/he will be responsible for updating and maintaining a working knowledge of physical therapy services as listed in APTA Competencies of Physical Therapy.

Experience

Must have experience evaluating neurologically involved patients and conditions. Developing, executing, assessing, and modifying physical therapy intervention as it applies to the neurologically involved patient population.

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED

Full array of orthopedic rehabilitation and conditioning equipment including Cybex, pliometric equipment, treadmills, stationary bikes, StairMaster, biofeedback, gymnastik balls, whirlpools, TENS, variety of therapeutic electrical stimulators, Ultrasound and other modalities and technology as it becomes available.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

Working Conditions:

  • Stress of keeping to schedules.

  • Busy environment, numerous interruptions.

  • Exposure to emergency situations and equipment with potential hazards.

  • Hours may include holidays, weekends, and/or extended hours depending on job necessity.

Physical Activities:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to constantly stand and walk.

  • The employee frequently is required to stoop, crouch and twist.

  • The employee is occasionally required to kneel, squat and sit.

  • The employee must be able to consistently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 10 pounds, frequently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 30 pounds and occasionally support, push, pull and/or transfer up to 50 pounds (for example, moving a patient from a wheelchair to a bed).

  • Functional physical demands include manual dexterity, fine motor skills and reaching.

  • The following senses will be needed for essential duties of the job: speech, vision, hearing, smell and touch.

About Boulder Community Health and Boulder, Colorado

Uncompromising medical excellence, delivered with the values of respect and compassion. Since 1922, Boulder Community Health has built our reputation on this promise. As a community-owned and operated not-for-profit hospital and clinics, we remain dedicated to meeting the evolving healthcare needs of our citizens and providing access to high quality medical care. Our state-of-the art facilities are home to many medical professionals who offer an extensive range of medical services.

Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, adventure awaits you right outside your door. Big, beautiful vistas, serene snow-capped mountains, and a lifestyle conducive to enjoying the outdoors bring a truly fresh perspective to our practice of healthcare.

Surround yourself by natural beauty and an active, life-embracing community, while you enjoy state of the art facilities and equipment along with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including health/dental/life, paid annual leave, tuition reimbursement and much more.

EOE/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace

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