Physical Therapist - Inpatient

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Unit Description

Weekend primarily, 2 Fridays and 2 Saturdays a month required to fill open shifts right now. Pick up day shifts during week if available like Mondays, and shifts when regular staff request the day off.


Our department provides Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy services to inpatients and outpatients. 

We have an extremely strong team of professionals and enjoy treating patients with a wide variety of diagnoses. 

Our staff is a crucial part of the patient care team at St. Joseph Hospital, and we are involved on many different teams and committees throughout the hospital. 

This position would practice in the inpatient setting (outpatient coverage is possible if coverage is needed and candidate has outpatient skills).


PRN 1 status position requires minimum of 6 shift per quarter, including 2 weekend days.

     Number of Shifts vary, depending on coverage needs.

Coverage for weekends is our current need. 


Care Site Description

Saint Joseph Hospital is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.


Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and our focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health – and hope – to our patients.


Fast Facts

  • Denver (estab.1873)
  • Largest acute care provider in Denver area
    • 2,397 associates, 1,332 medical staff, 108 residents
    • 371 beds
    • New $623 million, 360-bed, 826,000-square-foot replacement facility (December 2014)

Services & Expertise

  • Breast Care Center
  • Cardiovascular Services
  • Center for Women and Infants
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Emergency Services
  • Medical Imaging
  • Orthopedics
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgical Care
  • Weight Loss Surgery Center

Kudos: Saint Joseph Hospital offers excellence across the continuum of care for patients.



Plans, organizes and implements specific treatment programs for individual patients according to the principles and practices of physical therapy. Collaborates with interdisciplinary treatment team. Supervises work of support personnel.

  • 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.
  • Performs 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.
  • Conducts tests of strength, upright motor control, spasticity, sensation, proprioception, visual field, bulbar functions, cognition, gait analysis, body image, electro-diagnostic, and other tests.
  • Performs complex treatments such as proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, muscle re-education, bulbar treatment and use of plaster splints for positioning a body member.
  • Confers with physicians regarding evaluation, treatment and progress of patients and expresses judgments upon which physicians base decisions to improve the patient's function using a wide variety of surgical or bracing procedures.
  • Advises allied health personnel, teachers and families regarding patients' progress and discharge plans. Participates on an interdisciplinary team and reports on assigned patients’ condition and progress.
  • Supervises patient care treatments and procedures delegated or assigned to a Physical Therapy Assistant, or other support personnel, explaining each assigned patient's treatment programs, demonstrating unfamiliar procedures, and reviewing and discussing work performed.
  • Supervises and maintains recording of patients' treatment plans and progress notes.

·         The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions.       


  • High School diploma or equivalent, required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited school of Physical Therapy, required
  • Current license as a Physical Therapist in the State of practice, required
  • Possess a current Basic Life Support Certification, or obtain certification within one month of employment, required
  • One (1) year of experience in a setting serving the same age/type of patient population served by this facility or department, preferred

'PRN 1' status position requires minimum of 6 shift per quarter, including 2 weekend days.  The availability needed now is 2 Fri/Sat per month, other shifts can be picked up.

     Number of Shifts vary, weekend coverage is primarily needed. 




Organization: Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO
Primary Location: CO-Denver/Boulder/Surrounding Areas-Denver
Department: SJD-Physical Therapy
Schedule: Per Diem/PRN
Shift: Day Shift
Job Posting: 11/23/2016 11:02:42 PM
FTE: .001
Job Number: 16008803
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