Job Description

Riverdale, 2311 E Bridge St, Brighton, Colorado, United States of America Req #2505
Wednesday, May 5, 2021


Physical Therapist Assistant - Riverdale

The primary responsibility of the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) is to provide direct physical therapy interventions as planned, delegated, and supervised by the Physical Therapist. The person in this role will also record treatments given and note progress in medical records.  In this role, you are entrusted to ensure that the highest degree of quality care can be provided to our residents at all times. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Do you effectively communicate with people?

  • Are you passionate about people’s overall health and well-being?

  • Are you an individual who takes responsibility and follows through?

  • Do you naturally love to care for people?


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OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE 

The primary responsibility of the Physical Therapist (PT) is to plan, delegate and provide safe and competent physical therapy interventions as ordered by physician.  In this role, you are entrusted to ensure that the highest degree of quality care can be provided to our residents at all times. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Resident Care:                         70% time

  • Provide physical therapy assessments, as well as develop and implement individualized treatment plans to increase client’s independence and functioning

  • Supervise Physical Therapy Assistants, provisional licensees, students and support personnel in accordance with state licensure requirements and professional standards

  • Identify need to make referrals to other disciplines to address comprehensive care needs of the client

  • Demonstrate competent technical skills according to current Physical Therapy standards of practice

  • Communicate changes in resident’s condition

  • Participate in discharge and community mobility planning

  • Prescribe necessary durable medical equipment to facilitate independence 

  • Provide accurate and timely billing records and supervise supporting clinical documentation

  • Respond to family requests and concerns timely

  • Assure resident abuse or neglect does not occur

  • Observe confidentiality and safeguards for all patient information


Trainings/Education:                         15% time

  • Participate in collaborative care conferences

  • Coordinate and provide training with Restorative Nursing and other Care staff

  • Provide education and training to patient, caregiver, and community partners

  • Assist with training and education of facility and professional partners

  • Ensure compliance with mandatory education, training and competency programs

  • Participation in PTA/PT student development and educational programs


Department Duties:                         15% time

  • Perform screening rounds as directed by the Director of Rehabilitation to assess for client needs and environmental safety

  • Provide recommendations to Director of Rehab and other team members opportunities for business improvement, safety concerns or other updates

  • Assist in maintaining cleanliness and tour readiness of the therapy department

  • Performs other duties as assigned


SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • Current Colorado physical therapy practices and procedures including laws, regulations and guidelines that pertain to nursing care facilities

  • Providing appropriate care in post-acute or long-term care environment (preferred)


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy Program by APTA & CAPTE

  • Experience in providing appropriate care in post-acute or long-term care environment (preferred)

  • Current, unencumbered, active Colorado Physical Therapy License (required)

  • CPR (as requested)



OTHER:

  • Must maintain a valid, unrestricted Colorado driver’s license

  • All of your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines



Vivage is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Resident Care:                                   65% time

  • Provide physical therapy individualized treatment plans and needed updates to increase client’s independence and functioning under the supervision of a Licensed Physical Therapist and in accordance with physician’s orders

  • Demonstrate competent technical skills according to current standards of practice

  • Communicate changes in resident’s condition

  • Participate in discharge and community mobility planning

  • Prescribe necessary durable medical equipment to facilitate independence 

  • Provide accurate and timely billing records and supporting clinical documentation

  • Respond to family requests and concerns timely

  • Assure resident abuse or neglect does not occur

  • Observe confidentiality and safeguards for all patient information


Training/Education:                                     20% time

  • Coordinate and provide training with Restorative Nursing and other Care staff

  • Provide education and training to patient, caregiver, and community partners

  • Assist with training and education of facility and professional partners

  • Ensure compliance with all community mandatory education, training and competence programs

  • Participation in PTA student development and educational programs

  • Participate in collaborative care conferences


Department Duties:                                     15% time

  • Perform screening rounds as directed by Director of Rehabilitation to assess for client needs and environmental safety

  • Provide recommendations to Director of Rehab and other team members opportunities for business improvement, safety concerns or other updates

  • Assists in maintaining cleanliness and tour readiness of the therapy department

  • Performs other duties as assigned


TALENT:

Executing

Ability to prioritize and multi-task priorities

Detail oriented and follow through

Takes responsibility and ownership

Effective and efficient time management skills

Creates efficiency and effectiveness in process 


Relationship Building

Customer service oriented

Works well with people, including staff, residents and families

Ability to foster teamwork 

Has a patient demeanor 


Influencing

Communicate clearly and effectively  


Strategic Thinking

Ability to solve problems effectively


SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

Knowledge: Current Colorado physical therapy practices and procedures including laws, regulations and guidelines that pertain to nursing care facilities

Skills: Providing appropriate care in post-acute or long-term care environment (preferred)


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Education: Must be a graduate of an accredited  2-year college level program approved by the American Physical Therapy Association

Experience: Experience in appropriate care in post-acute or long-term care environment (preferred)

License: Current, unencumbered, active Colorado Physical Therapy Assistant License (required)

Certifications: CPR (as requested)


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Frequent squatting, twisting and reaching

  • Frequent walking and standing

  • Occasional resident handling, transferring and lifting from floor, over 100#

  • Occasional crawling, climbing and sitting

  • Frequent repetitive pushing, pulling and grasping up to 50#


OTHER:

  • Must maintain a valid, unrestricted Colorado driver’s license

 

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Regular
  • Min Hiring Rate $25.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $34.00

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