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Physical Therapist PRN

Company: SCL Health
Location: Wheat Ridge
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description: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.

Scope

As a Inpatient Physical Therapist you need to know how to:

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.

Perform complex treatments such as proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, muscle re-education, bulbar treatment and use of plaster splints for positioning a body member.

Confer 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.

Advise 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.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Physical Requirements:Carrying, Climbing, Crawling, Hearing/Listening, Lifting, Manual Dexterity, Pulling/Pushing, Seeing, Speaking, Squatting/Kneeling, Standing, Walking

Anticipated job posting close date:05/03/2024

Location:Lutheran Medical Center

Work City:Wheat Ridge

Work State:Colorado

Scheduled Weekly Hours:0

The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.$32.84 - $58.35

We care about your well-being - mind, body, and spirit - which is why we provide our caregivers a generous benefits package that covers a wide range of programs to foster a sustainable culture of wellness that encompasses living healthy, happy, secure, connected, and engaged.

Learn more about our comprehensive benefits packages for our, and for our ; and our commitment to.

Intermountain Health is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

O r facilities do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs, services or activities, or on the basis of sex (gender) in health programs and activities

Keywords: SCL Health, Denver , Physical Therapist PRN, Healthcare , Wheat Ridge, Colorado

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