Physical Therapist

Aurora, CO

Neonatal Physical Therapist (NICU Developmental Therapist)

Work Schedule:  

  • Full time, 64 - 80 hours/pay period 
  • 1 weekend day will be part of FTE/schedule. Hours can vary (early AM, evenings, days) per therapists interest/availability.
  • Flex shift


  • Evaluate and treat infants in the NICU with a variety of diagnoses which may affect the following systems: family and psychosocial, neurodevelopment, neuromotor, neurobehavioral, musculoskeletal, sensory, oral motor and feeding/swallowing. 
  • Splint, as indicated. 
  • Educate nursing and other NICU staff regarding therapy in the NICU, premature infant development, developmentally supportive care, role of therapy in the NICU, and oral feeding practice. 
  • Establish a plan of care which is appropriate to problems identified and involves the patient/family according to their capabilities and desires. Mentor others on development of care plans.
  • Educate the patient and family/caregiver about patient deficits. Plan and/or assist with patient discharge from therapy services and treatment setting. 
  • Provide information regarding appropriate selection/use of adaptive equipment and support programs.
  • Serve as resource for complex diagnoses and care plans.
  • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.  Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.


  • Minimum Required Education: Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy required.
  • Required Licensure/Certification: Current licensure with Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies to practice Physical Therapy.
  • Minimum Experience: 3 years of NICU experience.  
  • BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date.  BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of hire.  All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)


  • Master's degree in Physical Therapy.
  • Highly skilled in collaboration on a multidisciplinary NICU team. 

The pay range for this position is: $36.19 - $54.28 / hour.  Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience. 

An annual bonus may be paid to eligible employees based upon organizational and individual performance.

UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical, dental and vision coverage; retirement plans; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; and a full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance. Our employees and their family members have full access to our Employee Assistance Program, which includes up to 5 free counseling visits and work/life solutions, such as one free legal consultation. In addition, other emotional counseling support is available depending upon their need.

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