Platte Valley is a growing community hospital that offers exciting opportunities in acute care. As a Level 3 Trauma Center and a stroke-certified hospital with a robust joint replacement program, physical therapists treat a wide variety of diagnoses on a daily basis. Working with a collaborative multi-disciplinary team in a patient-centered care environment provides a rewarding, dynamic experience.
The Physical Therapist carries out physical therapy evaluations, program planning, and treatments for hospital inpatients and outpatients. He/She participates in patient education, department budget and equipment planning, program development and department charting, charging, and scheduling activities. He/She works independently with limited supervision. Performs all other duties assigned.
Education: B.S., B.A., or Masters degree in Physical Therapy required. The physical therapist must hold a current license to practice physical therapy in the State of Colorado. CPR required by completion of the unit-specific orientation and before working independently. Valid Colorado Driver’s License required if providing pool therapy.
Experience: 6 months of experience in clinical physical therapy preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities: His/her clinical competencies must be achieved by required clinical internships. He/she must have the ability to communicate effectively with physicians, staff, patients, families, and peers. The ability to work within a team approach to health care is required. He/she must also be familiar with a wide variety of therapeutic equipment, clinical diagnosis, evaluation techniques, and treatment methods. He/she should be involved in a personal continuing education program. This job may require the employee to be responsible for the assessment, treatment, or care of patients of all ages, including neonate, child, adolescent, and geriatric. Consequently, the employee must be competent in the interpretation of a patient's self-report or behavior, and this information must be interpreted with an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process. The treatment of patients should be individualized and should reflect an understanding of the developmental needs and range of treatment needs for each patient. (See “Competency Assessment” policy