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Associates are eligible to apply for an open position if they are:
1. Active in their current position for at least six months or have manager and HR approval to be released early;
2. Ratings meet expectations or higher on their PFD review;
3. No written warning or Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) within the last six months unless their manager receives approval from HR; and
4. Continuous sustained improvement is demonstrated.
Centura's general practice is to post available positions on the Career Website for a minimum of three business days (HR reserves the right to close a posting based on the number of applications received within the three business days). The position may be posted internally and externally simultaneously. The organization reserves the right to post internally only before posting externally.
JOB DESCRIPTION/JOB POSTING ID: 107509
Provides professional nursing care under supervision of a Physical Therapist.
Minimum Education Requirements
Associates Degree in Physical Therapy
PTA Program per state guidelines.
Minimum Experience Requirements
2 years as a PTA.
Prefer one year of prior hospice, home care or LTC experience.
Ability to demonstrate competency in the provision of individual care of patients based on the patients’ assessed age and developmental needs.
Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) required, Basic Life Support (BLS) preferred
Current Colorado Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)
Current CO Drivers license and auto insurance (Field staff )
Position Duties (Essential Functions)
Clinical Practice – 25%
Monitors patient needs (physical, psychosocial, spiritual). Displays critical thinking skills by appropriately utilizing data obtained in evaluations to assist treatment team in developing the plan of care. Implements the plan of care. Demonstrates clinical competence appropriate to discipline. Provides patient and family teaching on an ongoing basis, based on assessed needs, using appropriate resources. Demonstrates knowledge and applies Standards of Care and Practice, policies and procedures. Demonstrates a appropriate utilization of supplies, equipment and resources. Utilizes additional disciplines appropriately.
Collaborative Practice – 25%
Tracks and coordinates scheduling of supervisory and reassessment visits. Written and verbal communication with interdisciplinary team per care coordination policy. Participates in interdisciplinary meetings as appropriate. Implements goals and a plan of care in collaboration with the patient, family and health care team members. Ensures continuity of care through reporting appropriate patient/family information to other team members. Appropriately utilizes agency communication system (email, MVW, pagers, voice mail, mailboxes, communication books, bulletin boards)
Informatics/Technology – 20%
Adapts to rapidly changing technology as evidenced by competency in technology and equipment used in the patient care setting. Thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records. Document ongoing status, interventions, patient response and outcomes in accurate, timely manner. Use information technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making.
Documentation – 15%
Submits complete and accurate documentation per agency timelines. Daily notes reflect skilled care and are complete. Medication Profile is complete. Collaborates with Primary therapist to obtain physician orders.
Professional Accountability – 15%
Maintains productivity per FTE status. Participates on committees and work teams. Participates in the education of orientees, ancillary staff and students. Demonstrates knowledge of QI process and actively participates in and promotes QI activities. Rotates on-call/staffing responsibilities as designated. Participates as required in safety training and understands and follows agency policies and procedures in all safety areas. Performs job functions/duties in a safety conscious manner as required by governing rules and regulations and reports any potential safety issues to the appropriate person.
X Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs constantly.
Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
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