Job: Physical Therapist - Thornton

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Job Description

Physical Therapist - Thornton

  • Location: CO, Thornton
  • Schedule: Regular Full-time
  • Department: 107 - Physical Therapy
  • Facility: PINN - InnovAge Greater Colorado PACE-Thornton Center
  • Date published: 10-Aug-2017
Job Description

Job Summary

The Physical Therapist provides clinical physical therapy evaluation and treatment plans for program participants, on an acute restorative or maintenance level as needed. The Physical Therapist is responsible for integrating physical therapy treatment plans into the Plan of Care (POC) as directed by the physician orders. All participant care provided is in accordance with applicable InnovAge policies and state regulations

Essential Functions and Work Responsibilities

Functional Category: Client Care

Estimated Percent of time Spent 100%

Screens and evaluates participants for rehabilitation needs of acute, restorative or maintenance levels and follows the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) code of ethics in daily practice.

Collaborates with nursing home and assisted living staff regarding the rehabilitation needs of InnovAge participants Refers participants to Occupational Therapy (OT) and Speech Therapy (ST) with team approval.

Refers participants to medical clinic when condition warrants it and documents changes in the POC.

Communicates with staff regarding participants needs in areas of positioning, mobility and safety both verbally and in writing when necessary.

Communicates with family members and caregiver(s) in an organized and understandable fashion and ensures that recommendations are feasible for participants and their caregiver(s) to follow.

Provides physical therapy treatment including modality treatment, therapeutic exercise and functional mobility training. Provides written instructions and illustrations to participants and caregiver(s) as needed.

Ensures that participants and/or caregiver(s) understand the DME loan program and policies and that signatures are obtained on the loan agreement.

Provides treatment to program participants by delegating therapy plans for specific participants to the Physical Therapist Assistant and Rehab Aide according to the complexity of the participants needs and the nature of procedures according to the Colorado Physical Therapy Practice Act.

Instructs participants and caregiver(s) in the use and maintenance of DME and methods used to enhance the mobility, safety and functional independence of participants.

Makes home visits/educational sessions as needed and indicated in the POC, and documents activities including participant/caregiver response in participants chart.

Job Qualifications


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions



Completion of a physical therapy program accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA),

HS Diploma or GED

Licensure, Certification, Registration or Designation


Active Physical Therapist license issued by state in which practicing.

Require personal transportation, current state issued drivers license, good driving record and auto insurance as required by law.

Current CPR required

Work Experience and Qualifications


A minimum of one year experience working with the frail or elderly is required.

Working knowledge of the scopes or practice of Occupational Therapy (OT) and Speech /Language Pathology in relation to geriatrics.


Two (2) years experience, preferred.

A minimum of one year of general physical therapy experience in a geriatric setting

Other Knowledge Skills and Abilities Required

Computer Skills

Must be computer proficient and possess experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.


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