Since 1969, OCR has been local and physician-owned with strong ties to the community. With talented, hardworking, and friendly staff, we work toward the common goal of serving residents of CO, WY, and NE with specialty-focused care. We are experiencing tremendous growth and are adding talented people in all of our locations!
The Physical Therapist is responsible for evaluating/assessing needs of referred patients and formulating treatment plans. This position provides therapy services defined in treatment plans and works cooperatively with physicians, case managers, and adjustors.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the education and experience identified below and be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily, either with or without a reasonable accommodation. The below is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job and is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Evaluates the extent of the patient’s disabilities to determine appropriate treatment programs.
- Administers medically prescribed physical therapy treatment on patients suffering from injuries, or muscle, nerve, joint, and bone diseases, to restore function, relieve pain, and prevent disability.
- Reviews physician's referral (prescription) and patient's condition and medical records to determine physical therapy treatment required.
- Records treatment, response, and progress in patient's chart or enters information into computer.
- Instructs patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home.
- Uses a variety of tests, such as manual muscle test, goniometry, functional testing, and gait analysis in the treatment programs.
- Plans therapy programs and administers treatment to restore body function and strength, relieve pain and prevent disability.
- Utilizes various therapeutic techniques such as exercise programs, facilitation techniques, muscle reeducation, gait training, hydrotherapy, and electrotherapy.
- Utilizes various equipment and prosthetic and orthotic devices in the treatment programs. Provides demonstrations and instruction to the patient on how to use equipment.
- Maintains medical records of evaluation, treatment, and progress of each patient.
- Maintains therapy proficiency by keeping up-to-date of new orthopaedic procedures and therapy techniques.
- Participates in workshops, seminars, and other applicable continuing education opportunities.
- Promotes learning by staying attuned to trends and developments in therapy, especially as they relate to orthopaedics.
- Works with other OCR employees in a team environment to promote efficiency and positive outcomes.
- Serves as a professional representative of OCR. Participates in marketing and promotion of OCR.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree is required.
- One year previous orthopaedic and manual therapy experience, preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
- Licensed Physical Therapist within the state of Colorado. Must be in good standing.
- Current Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification, required.
- Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.
- Oral and Written Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; able to read and interpret written information; able to communicate with clients or customers.
- Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.
- Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.
- Quantity - Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.
- Confidentiality - Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy. Adheres to HIPAA guidelines.
Independence of Action
Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager; follows precedents and procedures and may set priorities and organizes work within general guidelines established by supervisor/manager.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Position requires acceptable motor vehicle driving history, valid and free from restrictions, and must have a valid driver’s license and appropriate vehicle insurance coverage. Ability to travel between all OCR locations.
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
(The phrases “occasionally”, “regularly”, and “frequently” correspond to the following definitions: “occasionally” means up to one-third of working time, “regularly” means between half and two-thirds of working time, and “frequently” means two-thirds and more of working time.)
- The work environment is the typical medical office environment. The employee must be able to complete their work satisfactorily in an environment where there are significant distractions, including staff, patients, and vendors walking through and conversing, telephones ringing, conversations carrying over, loud noises, and interruptions to answer questions from others.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
- The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and should do so in a sound and safe manner. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will regularly assist patients in turning and arising from exam table; will regularly push wheelchair patients; and regularly assists patients in arising from and returning to wheelchair or bed.
- Medical, Dental, Vision coverage
- Life and AD&D Insurance
- Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
- Retirement savings and profit sharing plan participation
- Employee Assistance Program
- Continuing Medical Education (depending on position)
- Paid Time Off
*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status, and a waiting period may apply.
Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies (OCR) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind. OCR is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual experience and qualifications, without regard to a person's race, color, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, the presence of any physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other protected status.