Under minimal supervision, plans, organizes and implements specific treatment programs for individual patients according to the principles and practices of physical therapy. Coordinates care of patients in collaboration with healthcare professionals, family and caregiver. Utilizes experience and education to provide support for program development, performance improvement, and student /workforce education. Assists in the safe, efficient and high-quality operation of The ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders.
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy or higher. Experience: One year experience. Previous experience in acute care environment preferred. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of theory, principles and practice of physical therapy. 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. Demonstrates competency for physical therapy treatment methods, techniques and approaches per professional, start and agency standards. . Ability to meet physical requirements of job classification (lift, pull/push, carry, transfer patients, etc…) Ability to abide by the ethical guidelines as outlined by the American Physical Therapy Association. Certificate/License/Registration: Current Physical Therapist License in the State of Colorado. AHA Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR. All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of 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 is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.”