Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Posted on: January 15, 2022
Embrace the adventure of a career at Aspen Valley Hospital. Aspen
Valley Hospital is a twenty-five-bed community hospital that
represents the best of two worlds - the warmth and friendliness of
a small town and the technical expertise of a major medical center.
Our award-winning hospital, nestled in the heart of Aspen, CO,
includes a team of more than 500 people dedicated to making a
difference for our patients, families, and community. Nationally we
are recognized for providing some of the most exceptional patient
care of any hospital across the country.
AVH supports vaccinations as the evidence-based and most effective
means for our community and country to put COVID-19 behind us and
to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and deaths. In order to
better care for our community, as of 10/31/21, AVH requires
COVID-19 Vaccination for all Staff.
This Position Offers:
Competitive pay, excellent benefits, a schedule of four 10's,
relocation assistance (including temporary housing), being part of
a very cohesive & supportive team, four of North America's top ski
resorts at your doorstep, and much more.
This position serves as the department's dedicated and primary
pediatric PT. However, this position does work with a combination
of both Pediatric and Adult patients (approximately 50% pediatric
and 50% adults). Responsible for evaluation, planning, directing
and administering physical therapy modalities of treatment as
prescribed by a licensed physician. Administers treatments and
physical agents as prescribed by a referring physician in an effort
to restore function and prevent disability following injury,
disease or physical disability. Assists patients to reach their
maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to
live within the limits of their capabilities. The staff therapist
coordinates, delegates and supervises responsibilities assigned to
supportive staff. The staff therapist participates in operational
aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement
activities within the department and participates in CQI
activities. Provides input in formulating budget, assists in
evaluating department performance versus budget controls and takes
appropriate action to remain in budget guidelines. Ensures that
patient charges are accurate and entered on a timely basis.
Participates in all infection control, department equipment
training, organizational safety and fire safety programs.
Primary Scope of Responsibilities:
- Performs a detailed evaluation, including appropriate
assessment on all patients as related to the therapy requested,
using motor and neurological capabilities, and designs a treatment
plan to achieve maximum physical performance while adjusting to
- Evaluates various body systems using tests that include manual
muscle testing (specific or functional), goniometry, reflex
testing, neurological development testing, spine and joint
mobility, evaluation, and gait and posture evaluation for each
- Displays proficiency in application of physical agents and
mechanical modalities, electrotherapeutic modalities and assistive,
adaptive, orthotic, protective and prosthetic devices and
- Displays proficiency in soft tissue techniques, manual joint
mobilization, stretching and relaxation techniques, gait training,
exercise protocols, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation,
coordination, and balancing activities.
- Communicates and collaborates with staff and physicians in
order to address patient care, resolve problems and improve the
delivery of multidisciplinary care on a daily basis.
- Observes and evaluates treatment effects and communicates
appropriately and clearly to physician, recommending changes to
plan of care if necessary.
- Records pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with
regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital
- Actively participates in departmental performance improvement
activities. Completes competency assessments related to personal
performance as per department/hospital protocol.
Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:
- Current Colorado Physical Therapy License required
- Current BLS certification through American Heart Association
- BS Degree in Physical Therapy or closely related field with MS
or above in Physical Therapy required
- 2 years of experience working with patients in both inpatient
and outpatient settings strongly preferred
- Strong interpersonal skills required
Benefits & Compensation:
Hire-in rates of pay are based upon the relevance of years of
experience, education and certifications. Our talent acquisition
team will help you understand how your direct experience will be
Pay range for new hires: $34.28 - $44.60/hr
Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous paid time off,
health insurance within your first 30 days, retirement, and much
more can be viewed here.
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