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Physical Therapy Assistant

Company: BoulderCentre for Orthopedics
Location: Boulder
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Physical Therapy Assistant

BoulderCentre for Orthopedics and Spine, Hand and Physical Therapy is looking for physical therapist assistants to join our team. BCOS is expanding and is searching for physical therapist assistants that are committed to customer service, quality care, exceptional patient outcomes and have a desire to learn and grow as professionals. As a physical therapist assistant with BCOS you will encounter a variety of operative and non-operative clients that require skilled hands-on care, a solid team approach and creative problem solving.BCOS is looking for full time (40 hours/week) Colorado licensed physical therapist assistant.Full Time benefits are as follows:

* 16 days of PTO per year
* 7.5 paid holidays per year
* Stipend for your choice of health care plan through the Colorado Healthcare Exchange
* Optional Dental, Vision and Disability insurance plans
* HSA and FSA plans
* 401(k) plan with matching
* Continuing Education Stipend
* MedBridge Subscription

Along with competitive compensation, BCOS offers a criteria based, productivity bonus to all of our therapists.

SalaryRange: $22.00 - $27.00

Reports To: Physical Therapy Director, Physical Therapy Manager

Job Summary: Under general supervision, the physical therapist assistant assists physical therapists in the implementation of patient rehabilitation programs to help improve patient mobility, function and strength.

Primary Job Responsibilities:
May assist in the development of treatment plans, the documentation of treatment progress, and the modification of specific treatments in accordance with patient status and within the scope of treatment plans established by physical therapist.
Instruct, motivate, safeguard and assist patients with modalities, rehabilitative activities and exercises in their treatment plan, as prescribed by a physical therapist.
Provides quality care to all patients as appropriate for patient pathology.
Utilize a variety of treatments and techniques to restore, improve and maintain functioning, alleviate pain or prevent physical dysfunction in patients.
Confers with patients, medical practitioners or other appropriate parties to plan, implement or assess intervention programs.
Manages active patients to ensure attendance and compliance with treatment plan.
Document care and other patient information, including history, treatment and consultations, in accordance with HIPPA and NMOA policies.
Observe patient during treatments to compile and evaluate data on patients' responses and progress and report to physical therapist.
Fit patients for orthopedic braces, and supportive devices and instruct them on proper use and care.

* Measures patient's range of motion, length and girth of body parts, and vital signs to determine effects of specific treatments or to assist physical therapist to compile data for patient evaluations.
* Adheres to company policies as described in employment handbook, clinic policies and procedures, regulatory standards and company work rules.
* Ensure patient service and quality standards are met including patient interaction and cleanliness of facilities.
* Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
* Maintains confidentiality of patient account and employee information in accordance with HIPAA guidelines and BCO policy.
* Participate in plans for continuous quality improvement regarding patient care, staff development and facility advancement.
* Complies with professional, ethical and legal standards.
* Regular and reliable attendance.
* Perform other duties as assigned.

Education: Graduate of an accredited PTA program

Other Requirements:

* Actively licensed as PT Assistant in the State of Colorado required.
* Current CPR certificate required.

Performance Requirements:


* Knowledge of PT principles, standards and practices
* Knowledge of the exercises, modalities and training techniques used in physical therapy.
* Knowledge of BCO policies, procedures and limitations


* Excellent oral and written communication and computer skills.
* Effective clinical problem-solving skills


* Ability to administer a wide range of physical therapy treatments using a variety of methods and apparatuses.
* Ability to follow detailed therapy plans and instructions; ability to adapt exercises to specific needs of patient and to recommend therapy changes which facilitate the patient's progress.
* Ability to plan, organize, instruct and lead the work of others.
* Ability to record accurate treatment notes and patient progress through oral and written communication.
* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, co-workers, patients and vendors.

Equipment Operated: Often demonstrates and helps patients use assistive and adaptive devices such as wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, and canes. Operates physical therapy equipment such as ultrasound, traction, and electrical stimulation. A laptop or computer at set workstation is used to document visit in EMR.

Work Environment: This position works in the patient physical therapy gym in an orthopedic practice.

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The position walks, sits, stands, bends, lifts and moves continually during working hours. The position is subject to lifting objects weighing over 50 pounds, pushing wheel chairs, and transporting and supporting patients. The employee must be constantly alert for patient safety. Requirements:


Keywords: BoulderCentre for Orthopedics, Boulder , Physical Therapy Assistant, Other , Boulder, Colorado

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