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Physical Therapist (Academic Year, 32 Hours)

Colorado State University
Job Location:
Fort Collins, Colorado
Health and Medical Services
Position Location
Fort Collins, CO

Research Professional Position: No

Posting Number: 202100996AP

Position Type: Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title
Technical/Support II

Number of Vacancies: 1

Work Hours/Week: 32

Proposed Annual Salary Range
$72,00-78,000; Commensurate with experience

Employee Benefits

Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU's Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: &

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on

Description of Work Unit

Colorado State University
Colorado State University is a public research university founded in 1870 and located in Fort Collins, in the U.S. state of Colorado. The university is the state's land-grant university, and the Flagship University of the Colorado State University System. As a land-grant institution, it is in the DNA of Colorado State University to promote education to anyone with the motivation and ability to earn a degree.

Our State is Colorado, but our Colorado State University Rams are built on a global scale. We unite in Fort Collins, where our diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences strengthen our community. Fort Collins is a community that blends education and industry, hard work and recreation, tradition and progress. True to our land-grant beginnings, we're focused on practical solutions for today and tomorrow.

Colorado State University employs over 7,000 full and part-time faculty, exempt and non-exempt professionals, and classified staff. The current enrollment is approximately 33,058 students, including resident and non-resident instruction students. The University has approximately 2,000 faculty in eight colleges and 55 academic departments. Colorado State University, also known as CSU, offers more than 150 degrees in eight colleges. Bachelor's degrees are offered in 65 fields of study, with master's degrees in 55 fields. Colorado State confers doctoral degrees in 40 fields of study, in addition to a professional degree in veterinary medicine.

Colorado State University is a tobacco and smoke-free campus. For the health of our university community, the use of smoking, vaping or tobacco products is prohibited on CSU grounds or in buildings.

Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU's Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees:

CSU Health Network
The CSU Health Network (CSU Health Network) at Colorado State University provides a full range of cost-effective mental health and primary care medical services on campus, referral for community specialty care, and comprehensive health education and prevention services programming. Services such as physical therapy, dentistry, and optometry are available. The CSU Health Network is active in creating a healthy campus environment to support learning and success. For more information about the CSU Health Network at Colorado State University, see

Physical Therapy
The Physical Therapy department at the CSU Health Network provides a comprehensive breath of services including Physical Therapy, Massage therapy and Sport medicine/Orthopedic clinics. Physical Therapy evaluates and treats patients using therapeutic modalities, manual therapy techniques and exercise. The goal of treatment is to improve the functional and physical capabilities of the patient. The Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Clinic is staffed by consulting physicians from the community. Consultations are available for management of orthopedic and sport's related injuries and evaluation and treatment of hand/wrist pain, injuries, and surgical consults. Massage Therapy is offered by licensed massage therapists. Massage therapy can be beneficial to enhance function and promote relaxation for muscle tension and overuse injuries. The Physical Therapy department provides services between the hours of 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday-Friday, providing attractive work schedules for staff.

Position Summary

The Physical Therapist (PT) is a movement expert who optimizes quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education. The PT teaches patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits. The PT examines each patient and develops a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, the PT works with patients to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles. State licensure is required in Colorado for all physical therapists to practice.

The Physical Therapist works part-time (32 hours per week) during the academic year (33 weeks) and does not work during scheduled CSU breaks (19 weeks). This position may have the opportunity to voluntarily work during breaks when needed at the request of management. This position is considered a part-time, regular, 12-month position that earns a salary during the academic year, does not earn a salary during the months where no hours are worked, and is benefits eligible. This position reports directly to the Physical Therapy Manager.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Masters of Physical Therapy (MPT) or Masters of Science in Physical Therapy (MSPT)
  • Possession of current, valid physical therapist license from the State of Colorado, or the ability to obtain prior to start
  • One year of practice as a licensed physical therapist
Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Evidence of Physical Therapy degree from an accredited program, Doctor of Physical Therapy degree preferred
  • Board certification in PT specialty: Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Women's Health, Neuro Rehab
  • Three or more years of experience in outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine setting
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Demonstrated experience with manual therapy (continuing education, certifications)
  • Experience with electronic medical records
  • Prior experience in a university setting
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
  • Specialty training in the following areas: sports medicine, athletic training, women's health, vestibular disorders/concussion management, TMD, Kinesiotaping, Trigger Point Dry Needling, UE/LE Bracing/Splinting, and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Ability to carry an independent caseload of patients from initial encounter to discharge
  • Ability to work as a team and reach out to colleagues for specialist care when needed
  • Adaptability and flexibility: be willing to adapt or adjust to accommodate your colleagues and patients i.e. exhibiting characteristics of a team player and take on additional duties as assigned by clinical manager
  • Patient-centric: practice: embracing the Health Network culture of the patient always comes first and we treat every patient with respect, care and dignity.
  • An exceptional communicator: someone who communicates proactively and with empathy
  • Detail-oriented: people count on you to ensure all the details are done correctly the first time around
  • Contribute to a positive, constructive, and progressive team of health care providers
  • Self motivate with a willingness to learn
  • Seek regular opportunities for professional growth and clinical growth through in-house training, continuing education, conferences and other professional associations
Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Job Duty Category: Patient Evaluation and Clinical Duties

  • Adherence to professional, ethical, and legal standards of practice
  • Evaluates and treats patients as a primary care provider and on referral from physicians
  • May evaluate as direct access provider per CO State Practice Act and continue to treat if patient meets insurance requirements and authorized for continued care
  • Perform comprehensive physical therapy evaluation with clear plan of care and appropriate goals designed in conjunction with the patient
  • Ability to perform treatments to maintain, improve or restore function, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunction in patients
  • Treats patients with principles of therapeutic rehabilitation to include but not limited to: manual therapy including trigger point dry needling, therapeutic activity instruction, therapeutic exercise, self care and home maintenance programs, therapeutic modalities
  • Promote patient outcomes, patient retention and patient satisfaction in each interaction
Percentage Of Time: 70%

Job Duty Category: Medical Records

  • Performs all documentation in a timely manner at day of service.
  • Keeps current records of ongoing evaluation and treatment by dictation and writing progress notes in the patient's medical chart
  • Provides updates/progress notes to referring providers as needed for on-going status changes on patients referred
  • Upkeeps status of medical records including electronic documentation, billing and coding, and tasks/secure messaging with timely correspondence
  • Demonstrates completeness of patient charts and medical records
Percentage Of Time: 15%

Job Duty Category: Communication

  • Contributes in a positive, constructive manner with a progressive team of health care providers
  • Communicates with other care providers verbally and in writing to discuss patient plan of care , patient goals and progress, and /or changes needed in plan of care
  • Continues to make referrals when situations are warranted to specialty providers and/or referral back to primary care provider as needed
  • Requests specialty testing and/or radiology procedures through primary care providers for assisting in diagnosis and management of patient condition
  • Provide clear communication to supportive staff members involved with patient care about plan of care, patient goals, patient progress
  • Is actively engaged in community and Health Network by contributing to community and/or clinical education with PT educational presentations through brochures, interviews, power-point presentations and etc
Percentage Of Time: 5%

Job Duty Category: Education

  • Must be self-motivated and demonstrate willingness to learn
  • Provide direct supervision of physical therapy aides, and PT students as required
  • As a PT Clinical instructor (CI), supervises, educates and trains Physical Therapy students in order for them to successfully pass their clinical rotation
  • Educates patients, their significant others, staff and faculty in injury prevention including individualized home programs and presenting educational seminars as indicated
  • Seeks regular opportunities for professional growth and clinical growth through in-house training, continuing education, conferences or professional associations
Percentage Of Time: 5%

Job Duty Category: Department Administration

  • Assist supportive staff in administrative duties when needed including scheduling, authorizations, verifying benefits, patient follow-up, discharge summaries and other administrative duties needed by the department
  • Participate in DME distribution, walk-in patients and inventory control process's
  • Participate in budget planning and policy development
  • Assists in performing weekly and monthly checklists
  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives to enhance the quality of PT processes and programs
  • Participates in peer review activities as assigned by manager
  • Assists manager in setting clinical goals
Percentage Of Time: 5%

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants needing assistance to submit application may contact Tammy Roehrich at

Complete applications must include:
  • A cover letter addressing Required Job Qualifications, Preferred Job Qualifications and Essential Job Duties
  • Resume
For full consideration, complete applications must be received by 11:59 pm Mountain Time on Sunday, September 19, 2021.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Special Requirements/Other - For the protection of patients and staff, the CSU Health Network follows CDC guidelines for employee health. Vaccinations must be up-to-date according to CSU Health Network Employee Health policy, or you must be willing to become current with requirements

Search Contact
Tammy Roehrich,

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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