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Physical Therapist

UnitedHealth Group


Location:
GRAND JUNCTION-Colorado, CO
Date:
04/26/2018
2018-04-262018-05-25
Job Code:
761434
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761434 Physical Therapist

Physical Therapist (761434)

Position Description

Doing the right thing is a way of life at Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RMHP). As part of the UnitedHealthcare family of plans, RMHP provides innovative health insurance coverage and personalized attention to individuals of all ages and business of all sizes throughout Western and rural Colorado. RMHP is continually striving to improve the health and wellness of our Members and partners in the state where we live, work, and play – because we’re Colorado, too.
 
Provide quality and safe delivery of physical therapy to clients in their home. Work in collaboration with home health patients, other medical professionals and staff to coordinate and/or provide home health care services that reflect the home health care agency philosophy and standards of care. Utilize established professional network and reputation to market home health services to providers.
 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Design and implement a plan of care based on thorough assessment. Provide direct patient-care, evaluate functional needs and outcomes, and consult with other specialists as needed. Reassess patient's functional needs, and adjust care plan as indicated to ensure optimal patient outcome
  • Respect confidentiality and maintain confidences as described in the Confidentiality Security Agreement that is signed by all employees. The ability to maintain confidentiality is a critical and essential component of this position
  • Administer physical therapy treatments utilizing the application of physical modalities and procedures in accordance with the physician's prescription to home health patients
  • Administer prescribed treatment in various phases or therapeutic exercise including passive, active and resistive exercise, mobilization, muscle re-education, gait training, including instruction in the use of assistive devices
  • Conduct therapy practice within defined standards of care and conduct all open/close physical therapy visits. Maintain established department policies and procedures, objectives, quality improvement program, safety, environmental and infection control standards
  • Maintain or supervise the maintenance of patients' case history records and prepare reports. Document multidisciplinary plans, action, outcomes, evaluations, and treatment goals. Regularly update documentation and maintain all required prescriptions and signatures
  • Communicate effectively with other professional and support staff in order to achieve positive patient outcomes. Promote and contribute to a progressive, problem-solving environment. Foster positive working relationships among other medical professionals and staff
  • Directly involved in the marketing of the home health care department to providers and members and provides increased credibility with the medical community to increase referrals
  • This position requires travel. Requires independent, reliable, flexible, and on-demand, transportation at the incumbent’s expense for travel between various locations and timely arrival and departure from various locations. If the employee chooses to satisfy this requirement by driving a vehicle, the employee must meet the requirements for Colorado licensure and company requirements for liability insurance coverage
  • Complete all duties in accordance with company safety policies and practices
  • Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Sciences degree in Physical Therapy or related field
  • Education and experience to provide services in the homes of consumers in accordance with agency policy, state practice acts and professional standards of practice
  • Registered or certified by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)
  • Requires a current unrestricted license to practice Physical Therapy in the State of Colorado

  • 5+ years related progressive experience

  • Reliable transportation to travel to appointments within the Mesa County area

  • Must be able to document in an electronic system

  • Ability to lift, carry and/or move materials or other items, in accordance with NIOSH Lifting Index and Guidelines

  • This specific job requires the ability to lift 40 lbs. to waist height frequently

  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks that involve moving patients, pushing and pulling equipment, crouching and lifting to perform patient care

  • Ability to work in home settings that include varying physical, social, and cultural environments

Doing the right thing is a way of life at Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RMHP). For more than 225,000 members of our unique, physician-founded health care organization, we provide innovative health insurance coverage and personalized attention to individuals of all ages and business of all sizes throughout Western and rural Colorado. As a part of Optum, the fastest growing part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, we've enhanced our offerings through sophisticated tools and technologies, superior customer service and a commitment to striving to improve the health and wellness of our Members and partners in the state where we live, work, and play – because we’re Colorado, too. From a career perspective you couldn’t do better. We’re all about quality and making a difference.  And can make our opportunities your opportunity to do your life’s best work.(sm)

 

 

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

 

 

Job Keywords: Physical Therapist, Home Health, DORA, Mesa County, Grand Junction, Colorado, CO

Job Details

  • Contest Number761434
  • Job TitlePhysical Therapist
  • Job FamilyHealthcare Delivery
  • Business SegmentCommunity and State

Job Location Information

  • GRAND JUNCTION-Colorado, CO
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelYes, 75 % of the Time
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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