Physical Therapy Assistant - Outpatient Ortho Clinic Customer Service & Call Center - Denver, CO at Geebo

Physical Therapy Assistant - Outpatient Ortho Clinic


We are recruiting for a motivated Physical Therapy Assistant - Outpatient Ortho Clinic to join our team!

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Department


DH PHYSICAL THERAPY PAV L





Job Summary


The Physical Therapist Assistant, under direct supervision, assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with state laws, assist in the development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, document the progress of treatment, and modify specific treatments in accordance with patient status and within the scope of treatment plans established by a physical therapist.
Essential Functions:


  • Patient Care
    Assists Physical Therapists in performing rehabilitative treatment procedures and techniques. Monitors patient's response to treatment is closely monitored and assessed. Assist patients to dress, undress, or put on and remove supportive devices, such as braces, splints, or slings. Recommended hanges and upgrades are communicated to the primary therapist. (50%)
  • Pre Treatment
    Collaborates with appropriate parties to coordinate patient treatment authorization. Receives authorization prior to treatment and treatment will commence as outlined by the insurance carrier. (15%)
  • Documentation
    Complete patient care documentation recording the prognosis, treatment, response, and progress in patient's chart. Update medical records according to prescribed departmental standards. Complete appropriate data bases, problem lists, treatment goals and individualized plan of care. Completes patient charges per department guidelines. (15%)
  • Discharge
    Discharges patient from physical therapy, provide home-care instructions, provide referrals (10%)
  • Equipment Maintenance
    Monitor operation of equipment and record use of equipment and administration of treatment. (5%)
  • Education
    May assist in orientating and training new employees, PT-student, hospital staff, and precepts new employees during orientation. Trains and educates patients, family members and care-givers in therapy principles, methods and techniques in order to achieve intended outcomes. (5%)

Education:


  • Associate's Degree Physical Therapy Assistant Program required

Work Experience:


  • Less than I year experience required

Licenses:


  • BLS-Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) - AHA - American Heart Association required
  • PTA-Physical Therapist Assistant - DORA - Department of Regulatory Agencies required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Assisting and Caring for Others Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Problem solving - the ability to systematically analyze problems, draw relevant conclusions and devise appropriate courses of action.
  • Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Knowledge of theory, principles and practice of physical therapy.
  • Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Knowledge of safety principles in patient care environment.
  • Knowledge of standards, polices and procedures of Denver Health as they pertain to physical therapy.
  • Ability to integrate requirements of the facility and/or regulatory agencies into clinical decisions and documentation.

Schedule includes Saturdays





Shift


Days (United States of America)


Work Type


Regular


Salary


$24.86 - $36.14 / hr



Benefits


  • Outstanding benefits including up to 27 paid days off per year, immediate retirement plan employer contribution up to 9.5%, and generous medical plans

  • Free RTD EcoPass (public transportation)

  • On-site employee fitness center and wellness classes

  • Childcare discount programs & exclusive perks on large brands, travel, and more

  • Tuition reimbursement & assistance

  • Education & development opportunities including career pathways and coaching

  • Professional clinical advancement program & shared governance

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer
    free student loan coaching and assistance navigating the PSLF program

  • National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employer


Our Values


  • Respect

  • Belonging

  • Accountability

  • Transparency


All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denvers 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 19 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety, a Public Health Institute, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorados primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).


Denver Health values the unique ideas, talents and contributions reflective of the needs of our community. For more about our commitment to diversity visit: https://www.denverhealth.org/for-professionals/careers/diversity-and-inclusion


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Job Industries
  • Customer Service

Estimated Salary: $20 to $28 per hour based on qualifications.

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