This position is responsible for screening, testing, evaluating, diagnosing and treatment of injuries, diseases, and disabilities using physical therapy procedures and modalities in accordance with standard physical therapy practices. The Physical Therapist consults, educates, and trains patients and their caregivers.
- Conduct physical therapy evaluations, program planning, and treatments for hospital inpatients and outpatients.
- Participate in patient education, department budget and equipment planning, program development and department charting, charging, and scheduling activities.
- Work independently with limited supervision.
- Interprets physicians' referrals for physical therapy services and selects the appropriate diagnostic or prognostic procedures for evaluating patients' disabilities such as muscle weakness, joint limitation, loss of functional ability and sensory deficiency from muscle, nerve, joint and bone diseases and injuries or birth defects.
- Perform evaluation procedures and analyzes the results to determine the extent of patients' disabilities, establish patient goals, assess functional progress, and to develop and adjust initial and subsequent treatment programs.
- Conduct tests of strength, upright motor control, spasticity, sensation, proprioception, visual field, bulbar functions, cognition, gait analysis, body image, electro-diagnostic, and other tests.
- Graduation from an accredited program in physical therapy, required.
- Knowledge and theory of physical therapy practice as necessary to provide care based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned service area, required.
- Active license to practice physical therapy in the State of Colorado or a temporary license or permit to practice physical therapy in the State of Colorado, required.
- Current BLS certification endorsed by the American Heart Association, required.
- Ability to interact with people of all ages; therefore, the employee must have communications skills appropriate for people of all ages, required.
- LANA-CLT certified lymphedema therapist, preferred.