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Physical Therapist

Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Staff Therapist, Physical Therapy

DEPARTMENT: Rehabilitation Services

REPORTS TO:  Director of Rehabilitation Services

BASIC FUNCTION:  Responsible for evaluation, planning, directing and administering physical therapy modalities of treatment. Administers treatments and physical agents in an effort to restore function and prevent disability following injury, surgery, disease, or physical disability.  Responsible for direction of the Rehabilitation Services Department certified staff, including Physical Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapy students, Physical Therapy Aides, and Techs.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Education:  Must have obtained a bachelors, masters, or doctorate degree in Physical Therapy at a college or university which has been accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association, have a current Colorado State Physical Therapy License, or be scheduled to set for the board examination.  Current BCLS (CPR) certification.  Experience:  Practical experience obtained from previous experience in all aspects of physical therapy.  Ability to maintain good working relationships both within the department and with the other departments.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of physical medicine, physical therapy modalities, anatomy and physiology.  Must be able to learn new tasks, follow written and verbal instructions, and keep routine records and prioritize care given to patients. Must communicate appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff, and the administrative team. Documentation must meet current standards and policies.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use the hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.  Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift up to 100 lb.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.  Requires working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours.

WORKING CONDITIONS:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  Frequent exposure to conditions common to a medical/clinical facility, such as exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation and medical preparations.

It must be understood that this job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is a logical assignment to the position.

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Human Resources, EOE
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P.O. Box 912
Rifle, CO  81650