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Physical Therapist

Company:
SCL Health
Location:
Wheat Ridge, CO
Post Date:
December 04, 2019
Job Status:
Full-Time
Description:

You.

 

You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Physical Therapist.

 

Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.

 

You know how to move fast. You know how to stay organized. You know how to have fun.

 

Youre equally comfortable with working with patients with Lymphedema, communication with patients and families, and overall patient care.   

 

Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.

 

Us.

 

Lutheran Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 249-bed community-based hospital provides comprehensive, specialty care to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Dating back to 1905, we are proud of the rich history and inspiring mission our hospital has embodied for over 110 years.

 

Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.

 

We.

 

Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.

 

Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.

 

Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.

 

Your day.

 

As a 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.

 

Your experience.

 

We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:

 

  • 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 Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, required
  • Ability to interact with people of all ages; therefore, the employee must have communications skills appropriate for people of all ages, required
  • LANA-CLT certified lymphedema therapist, preferred

 

Your next move.

 

Now that you know more about being a Physical Therapist on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place. 

 

 

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