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Physical Therapist - Home Health - North Denver Metro

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Date: Dec 7, 2017

Location: Denver, CO, US 80204

Company: Centura Health

Help care for people in all of the places they call home. Centura Health at Home is Colorado’s largest provider of home care, and end-of-life-care. Whether you prefer the support and camaraderie of a residential setting, or the autonomy and flexibility of delivering care and comfort in a home setting, we hire RNs, CNAs, LPNs, rehab/therapy professionals, clinical leaders and activity coordinators to be part of our team. Our nurses are highly skilled professionals providing many types of technical treatments to our home health patients including but no limited to: specialized wound care including Wound Vac Therapy, Infusion Therapies, PICC Line Care, Phlebotomy, Catheter Care, Ostomy Care as well as Coordinating Care for those patients with Remote Monitoring (Teleheath). Enjoy highly competitive pay, some of the best benefits in the industry and a philosophy of individualized care that affords you a deeper connection with your patients and their families.



Job Description/Job Posting ID: 107128



Recruiter Contact: Niki Miyata (nicolemiyata@centura.org)



Clinic/Department: 4255 DENVER NURSING 


Position Summary



The Physical Therapist is responsible for evaluation and physical therapy treatment. Responsible for the direct or indirect provision of individualized care based on the assessed age and developmental needs. Responsible for transitioning patients to Physical Therapy Assistants (PTAs) and supervision according to policy.



Minimum Education Requirements





  • Bachelor degree in Physical Therapy;




  • Preferred: Masters in Physical Therapy; membership in APTA.





Minimum Experience Requirements





  • 1 year experience. Home Care or Long Term Care experience preferred.





License/Certifications





  • Current Colorado Physical Therapy (PT)license




  • Current Colorado driver’s license




  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) required




  • Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association required for facilities with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) preferred for facilities without an AED.





Position Duties (Essential Functions)



Patient & Family Centered Care – 45%





  • Assess patient’s physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs through observation, interview, review of medical records & clinical data. Evaluates patient’s response and intervenes to ensure optimal patient outcome.




  • Develop and implement patient plan of care and observe outcomes in accordance with therapy standards and in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.




  • Demonstrate competency in a variety of therapeutic/ diagnostic interventions. Promote, advocate and collaborate to protect the health and safety and rights of each patient.





Professionalism – 15%





  • Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective patient care.




  • Professional role model for all staff demonstrating ethical/legal/professional processes.




  • Manages resources and patient flow through matching clinical competencies with individualized patient’s and unit needs.




  • Uses standards of care, entity policies/procedures and regulatory guidelines to guide practice.





Quality - 15%





  • Verbalizes an understanding of the value of measurement and the importance of continuous quality improvement data.




  • Use quality measures to improve performance and accountability for patient outcomes, patient experiences and safe delivery of care.




  • Participate in unit-based Quality improvement, evidence-based practice and research activities.




  • Use current healthcare research findings and other evidence to expand clinical knowledge, enhance role performance, and increase knowledge of professional issues.





Informatics/Technology - 15%





  • Adapts to rapidly changing technology as evidenced by competency in technology and equipment used in the patient care setting.




  • Thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records.




  • Document ongoing status, interventions, patient response and outcomes in accurate, timely manner.




  • Use information technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.





Professional Development - 10%





  • Seeks out learning opportunities and continuing education.




  • Seeks experiences that reflect current practice in order to maintain skills and competence in clinical practice or role performance.




  • Maintains professional records that provide evidence of competency and life-long learning.




  • Evaluates one’s own integrity and clinical practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules and regulations.




  • Takes action to achieve goals identified during the evaluation process.




  • Demonstrates a commitment to the organization through ongoing participation at entity and unit based meetings.





Physical Requirements



Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs constantly.


 



Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 


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