Provides rehabilitative therapies to patients to include assessment and treatment, development and implementation of programs, and related professional in-services. Promotes services of VVMC and HHSM in order to meet business needs of both the greater organization and the individual clinic.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Evaluates patients utilizing appropriate tests and measurements to determine the physical therapy problem/level of function and the recommended treatment/discharge plan.
Promotes and has knowledge of and utilizes appropriate patient care protocol relations to the physical, psychosocial, and developmental needs for neonatal, pediatric, adult and geriatric patient.
Establishes physical therapy interventions based upon the evaluation and examination, physician orders, and patients goals for therapy.
Competently and safely performs appropriate physical therapy techniques and procedures.
Provide for continuity of patient care through written and verbal communication with other health care professionals.
Makes recommendations for needed patient care equipment prior to patient discharge and assists with acquisition of same as appropriate.
In order to ensure regulatory compliance and continuity of care for our patients, the therapist will--within 24 hours of the patient's visit or prior to that patient's next visit, whichever comes first--document in a manner appropriate for the practice setting: findings, patient progress, and all procedures performed.
Participates in assigned aspects of affiliated PT / PTA student training.
Instructs patients/family members in home programs.
Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Experience: Strong experience in orthopedics with a special interest in pelvic health and/or oncology is preferred.License(s):Licensed as a Physical Therapist (PT) in the state of Colorado or valid PT Compact Privilege. Certification(s):Current Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA).
About Vail Valley Medical Center
Vail Health, formerly Vail Valley Medical Center, is a nonprofit community health care system serving patients and guests from around the world. Locally operated and governed by a volunteer board of directors, Vail Health includes a 56-bed hospital, accredited by the Joint Commission. Our 24/7 emergency department in Vail is a Level III Trauma Center with a nearby helipad for necessary medical transports.
Vail Health provides a wide array of services and access points including Beaver Creek Medical Center, urgent care clinics in Avon and Gypsum, our Edwards medical campus, Eagle Healthcare Center and a multispecialty clinic in Frisco. Howard Head Sports Medicine offers physical therapy services at 10 locations and works closely with our internationally renowned orthopaedic partners at The Steadman Clinic and Vail-Summit Orthopaedics. In addition, Vail Health's Shaw Cancer Center and Sonnenalp Breast Center are the region’s only fully accredited cancer treatment center and comprehensive breast center.
The Vail Clinic, which was founded in 1965, officially became “Vail Valley Medical Center” in 1980, its first year as a full-service hospital. At that time, we had one primary location and 25 physicians. Today, Vail Health has locations in nine towns, nearly 1,000 employees, 260 physician partners and 85 volunteers.