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Physical Therapist Assistant
POSITION SUMMARY:Administer physical therapy treatments in multi-disciplinary settings under the direction and general supervision of a licensed physical therapist, in treating acute and rehabilitative patients with physical or mental disease or injury; and assesses and reports on patients' progress in attaining maximal function.

• Performs delegated treatment procedures such as therapeutic exercises to maintain and restore strength, endurance, coordination, and range of motion; gait training and functional training for transferring and wheelchair activities; manual techniques; and treatment procedures involving the use of therapeutic equipment, machines, and assistive or supportive devices.
• Applies modalities such as hot and cold packs, paraffin, pool, infrared, diathermy, ultrasound, ultra-violet, and electrical stimulation to relieve pain or promote healing.
• Encourages and motivates patients to participate in the treatment program by discussing and explaining their treatment goals and objectives.
• Progresses patient through treatment program, deciding when to advance the patient to more difficult or strenuous activities, when to decrease to less difficult level of activity, or when to interrupt the treatment based upon patient's reaction and response to the treatment program.
• Demonstrates, trains, and directs patients in the use and care of wheelchairs, braces, canes, crutches, and other special equipment.
• Observes and assists with tests, under the guidance of a Registered Physical Therapist, to determine patient’s functional level in performing activities of daily living.
• Observes reactions and responses of patients to physical therapy treatment and reports observations to Registered Physical Therapists, physicians, and allied health personnel in rounds and staff or discharge planning conferences.
• Writes progress notes in patients' physical therapy records noting reaction and response to the therapy treatment.
• Maintains accurate records of therapy treatments performed and the duration and frequency of treatments, which are reviewed and countersigned by the Registered Physical Therapist.
• Instructs members of other health disciplines in standard methods of performing such tasks as transfers, ambulation, and positioning of patients.
• Closely communicates and collaborates with a licensed physical therapist.
• Participates in educational programs and in-service meetings.
• Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental, and infection control standards.
• Attends meetings and in-service sessions, as directed.
• Requires regular attendance and punctuality.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility:
This position does not oversee other positions.


Required Education and Experience
• Must have a current Colorado Physical Therapy Assistant license.
• Current certification in CPR is required.

Additional Information
Position Type : Full Time
Shift : Day
Hourly Wage: $23.63 - $29.28 per/hour

Contact Information
Rheannon Hendricks - HR Generalist
Human Resources
373 E. 10th Ave
Springfield, CO 81073
Phone: (719)523-2123

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