VOA Physical Therapist in Orchard City, Colorado
Description:Do you have a passion for geriatrics? This is a unique opportunity toimprove the quality of life for seniors while working as part of a teamwho's goal is keep our participants in their own homes.Volunteers of America is looking for an Physical Therapist to work in thehomes of our senior participants in the Delta County area and in our DayCenter in Eckert, CO.Hours: Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm. May work occasional weekends whenneeded, not routineBenefits of working for Senior Community Care/Volunteers of America (VOA):At VOA we understand that our employees are our greatest asset, and we arehappy to offer them the following benefits:* Competitive pay - $73,236 to $94,411* Stable organization; we've been a nonprofit for over 120 years* PTO for full-time staff* Positive work environment* Paid training/Continuing education* A variety in your daily duties* Supportive managers* Fast paced, low stress working environment* Benefits:* Retirement* Flexible Spending Account* Loan Program* ID Theft* Insurances offered:* medical* dental* vision* legal* life* accident* critical illness* short-term disabilitiesOBJECTIVE: Under the supervision of the Center Director, provides physicaltherapy services to program participants. Provides clinical physical therapyevaluation and treatment for program participants, on acute, restorativeor maintenance levels as needed by Day Center, Nursing Home or in-homesetting. Integrates the physical therapy treatment plan into theInterdisciplinary Team plan of care. Assists in the ordering, inventory,distribution and maintenance of durable medical equipment for participantsESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:1. Conducts an in-person initial comprehensive physical therapy assessment onall participants upon enrollment. Coordinates with the Interdisciplinary Teamto develop a comprehensive plan of care for each participant.2. Conducts an in-person physical therapy re-assessment minimally every six(6) months or as needed.3. Functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team. Maintains regularattendance at, and participates in, Interdisciplinary Team meetings;communicates participant changes, collaborates on plan of care decisions andcoordination for twenty-four (24) hour care delivery.4. Provides treatment to participants and implements physical therapyprocedures consistent in achieving identified goals. Grades activities tofacilitate goals. Confers with Interdisciplinary Team on participants careissues.5. Evaluates participant's needs. Follows-up with participants duringtreatment, explaining precautions to take. Discusses condition and treatmentplans and recommends solutions to participants care problems withInterdisciplinary Team.6. Assesses the need for adaptive Durable Medical Equipment (DME),specialized shoes and prosthesis followed by recommendations toInterdisciplinary Team. Receives authorization prior to purchases. Assessesall newly issued orthotic shoes, braces and prosthetics for appropriatenessand proper fit.7. Assists as liaison with Senior CommUnity Care nursing home and assistedliving staff regarding physical therapy needs of participants who are theirresidents.8. Evaluates charts and reports on participant's progress, documentsphysical therapy notes in the participant's medical record according toSenior CommUnity Care charting requirements.9. Assists in recommending physical therapy policies and procedures concerningservices provided. Maintains quality assurance program, safety,environmental and infection control.10. Directs, supervises, performs initial and annual competencies, andevaluates the performance of the Physical Therapy Assistant.11. Performs competencies on appropriate direct care staff as needed.12. Ensures that the job responsibilities, authorities, and accountabilityof direct reports are defined and understood.