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Physical Therapy Assistant

Company: Centura Health
Location: Denver
Posted on: March 9, 2018

Job Description:

St. Anthony Hospital is located in the western Denver suburb of Lakewood and is a Level I Trauma Center with four dedicated trauma rooms including the T-10 room, a dedicated field-to-surgery suite ready 24/7 for trauma surgeons and specially trained teams who provide life-saving care to the most severely ill and injured patients. St. Anthony proudly provides a full range of medical specialties and health care services to Denver and the surrounding region with a state-of-the-art medical campus. If you're looking to be part of a fast-paced environment where you can practice to the top of your profession in trauma, cardiology, stroke, neurosciences, breast imaging, cancer/oncology care, surgery and more, we encourage you to apply. In addition to a new campus, supportive team and faith-based mission, we're proud to be the recipient of numerous awards, certifications and accreditations from the American Heart Association; Chest Pain Center (CPC); American College of Cardiology; The Joint Commission's National Quality Approval; Healthgrades (for Stroke, Critical Care and Prostate Surgery Excellence); the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award; NAPBC Accreditation; American College of Radiology and many others. For more information about St. Anthony Hospital, visit ******************************

Job Description/Job Posting ID: ******

Recruiter Contact: Gwyn Williams ************************

Clinic/Department: 7361 SAH PHYSICAL THERAPY


Schedule: PRN - Per Request Needed

Shift: Days

Position Summary

Responsible for a continuum of treatment by providing care to patients with neuromuscular, orthopedic and other physically-related disorders requiring strengthening, modalities, manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education and training in activities in daily living under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. Utilizes rehab process to promote and restore optimal health and well-being of the patient. Participates in professional responsibilities, including documentation, program development, teaching, and enhancement of clinical skills.

Minimum Education Requirements

- Previous work experience providing direct patient care in outpatient, inpatient or inpatient rehab unit, preferred
- Ability to perform basic treatments of orthopedic, neurological and medical patients Prior use of electronic medical records (EMR), preferred


- Current Colorado Physical Therapist Assistant licensure
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association

Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )

- Carries out program of corrective treatments for assigned patients, as determined by evaluating physical therapist and under the indirect supervision of a physical therapist. Implements therapy activities using measurable, goals and time frames under the direction of a physical therapist. *
- Performs a variety of therapeutic interventions including, but not limited to, ADL retraining; patient education in home safety; adaptive equipment and compensation techniques; coordination, strengthening and therapeutic exercise programs, manual therapy, therapeutic activities, aquatic therapy and neuromuscular re-education per patient needs. *
- Carries out plan of care for assigned patients, as established by evaluating physical therapist, within the scope of practice for a PTA. *
- Provides teaching for the patient and family based on assessed needs, using appropriate resources. *
- Initiates and follows through on communication with supervising physical therapist regarding patient status, need for re-evaluation and/or modification of treatment plan, goals, and patient training/education. *
- Communicates effectively to all patients, families, superiors, staff, physicians and other customers concerning physical medicine and rehabilitation services by direct verbal and/or written communication respecting confidentiality at all times. *
- Consistently demonstrates flexibility as evidenced by floating to other areas or sites and is agreeable to work flexible schedules including weekends, holidays and evening hours as necessary to meet the needs of the patients and department. *
- Supports completion of work volume through cross-training and performing other functions as required. *
- Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements. *
- Performs clinical documentation utilizing EMR. Documents per department and Health Information Management guidelines/policy using correct grammar, spelling, abbreviations and medical terminology. *
- Facilitates preparation of patient schedules, billing/charges and other reports per department and HIM procedures through timely completion of documentation after each therapy session. *
- Participates in personal, professional and program development by attending department in-services, meetings and by sharing professional expertise to enhance quality of professional services and staff development. *
- Assists in training physical therapist assistants, students and other hospital personnel. Acts as a resource for new staff members and co-workers by sharing information and providing education. *
- Adheres to professional code of ethics (APTA) and to all accreditation requirements. *
- Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census and staffing through priority setting and flexibility. *

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.


Job Reference #: *********A0

Job Status:

Date Posted: 3/6/2018

Pay Rate:

Recruiter and Available Location Information

11600 W. 2nd Pl., Denver, CO 80228

Keywords: Centura Health, Denver, Physical Therapy Assistant, Healthcare, Denver, Colorado

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