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Physical Therapist, Northern CO

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Optimal Home Care, Inc. Broomfield , CO 80021

Posted 4 months ago

Optimal Home Care Inc., is a Colorado-owned and operated home healthcare agency providing nursing, therapy, and social work services to patients in the Denver Metro area and along the Front Range of Colorado. Optimal is Medicare and Medicaid certified and CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partner) certified.

Join one of the largest and most respected home healthcare agencies in Colorado with...

  • A family-feel culture

  • Technology-enhanced efficiency

  • A commitment to our community

  • Heart

Established in 2004, Optimal has grown into a very diverse workforce of nearly 300 staff and continues to grow as we strive to provide the "best homecare possible" while preserving the agency founders' core values of commitment, advocacy, respect, and excellence. The collaborative efforts of the Optimal team have produced a culture of family, integrity, innovation, flexibility, and personal and professional growth.

We take excellent care of our patients, their families, our partners, and our employees. We offer a competitive benefits package, company car program, cell phones, Ipads (restrictions apply), 401k matching, as well as a great company culture. We are a cutting edge, forward thinking, team-oriented agency that is values-driven.

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Full-time, Northern Colorado: Arvada, Broomfield, Lafayette, Boulder and surrounding areas.

DEFINITION: The Physical Therapist is a qualified professional who directs, supervises, evaluates and provides physical therapy services to clients/patients in the home as prescribed by the attending Physician.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of a physical therapy school approved by the Council of Medical Education of the A.M.A. in Association or its equivalent.

  • Preferably at least one (1) year of experience as a Physical Therapist.

  • Must be currently licensed and in good standing in the state of Colorado.

  • Must be able to communicate in the language of the client and document client related activity as appropriate.

  • Possesses adequate and effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Possess adequate and effective interpersonal skills.

REPORTS TO: The Director of Patient Clinical Services (DPCS) and/or designated Nursing Supervisor or Therapy Supervisor

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Collaboration and supervision of Physical Therapy Assistants

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, and stooping all day. The employee must frequently lift or move items weighing 50 pounds.

TRAVEL: This position requires daily travel within the coverage territory of Northern Colorado: Arvada, Broomfield, Lafayette, Boulder and surrounding areas.

TASKS/DUTIES & JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Complies with ethical and professional standards of conduct as set forth by the American Physical Therapy Association.

  • Practices and maintains patient safety and dignity by abiding by Federal, State, Local and Optimal policy & procedures as pertains to patient protected health information and HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act).

  • Assists the Physician in evaluating client/patients by applying diagnostic and prognostic muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests and participates in the Physician's Plan of Care.

  • Develops, documents, implements and re-evaluates a specific Plan of Care noting all treatment moddalities and frequencies.

  • Treats client/patients to relieve pain and/or develop or restore function to maintain maximum performance.

  • Make arrangements for out-patient services which cannot be given in the home.

  • Reports to the Physician the client/patient's reaction to treatment and/or any changes in the client/patient's condition.

  • Records clinical/progress notes in the patient's clinical record weekly.

  • Instructs clients/patients and their families in the use of prosthetic, orthotic and assistive devices (cane, walkers, wheelchairs, etc..)

  • Instructs the family in the client/patient's total physical therapy program and evaluates in home environment.

  • Instructs other involved agency personnel in the care of client/patients receiving physical therapy.

  • Attends appropriate case conferences and In-service presentations.

  • Plans for patient's discharge, prepares discharge summaries and instructions.

  • Participates in staff and agency development activities.

  • Performs related and other duties as required.

  • Reports to the Director of Nursing and designated Nursing Supervisor or to the Rehabilitation Manager.

  • Complies with agency Policies and Procedures as well as Employee Handbook detailing Human Resources policies.

  • Other duties / responsibilities that support the agency's core values of Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence.

  • Completes emergency preparedness training as identified as appropriate for this employee level.

  • Participates in exercises and drills for emergency preparedness, as required.

  • Other duties and tasks as assigned by the Optimal Home Care Emergency Command Center communication tree in the event of a local, regional or national emergency and/or disaster.

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