Physical Therapist I – North Campus Sports Therapy

Children's Hospital Colorado

Why Work at Children’s….

Children’s Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children’s Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well being of children. Continually recognized as one of the nation’s outstanding hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s Colorado is known both for its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research and education programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties, Children’s Colorado Network of Care includes its main campus, 16 Children’s Care Centers and more than 400 outreach clinics.

A career at Children’s Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.

Additional Information

Department: Sports Medicine Department
Hours per week: 40, eligible for benefits
Shift: Monday – Friday, occasional weekend obligations dependent on community partnership opportunities / needs.

Job Overview

The Sports Medicine Registered Dietitian (RD) Program Coordinator, is responsible for development of a sports nutrition service within the Sports Medicine Center. The primary focus will be community education on sports nutrition topics related to the adolescent athlete. This includes community talks, content development for digital and print material and work with coaches, parents and athletes. Additionally, a secondary component is initiating and providing nutritional care to pediatric, adolescent, and select adult patients in the orthopedics institute service line, participating in the development, implementation and evaluation of department goals; and ensuring compliance with Joint Commission and external regulatory bodies. The position may also participate in clinical research, quality improvement initiatives and hospital committees as appropriate.


Population Specific Care

  • Neonate – <30 days
  • Infancy – >30 days to 1 yr
  • Toddlers – >1 yr to 3yrs
  • Pre-Schoolers – >3yrs to 5yrs
  • School age – >5yrs to 13yrs
  • Adolescent – >13yrs to 18yrs
  • Adult – >18yrs to 65yrs

Essential Functions

1. Develop and lead community education efforts related to sports nutrition representing the Sports Medicine Center.
2. Support Sports Medicine Center partnerships by evaluating need for sports nutrition resources to enrich existing delivery of patient care.
3. Oversee and create educational content specific to sports nutrition to be utilized in various mediums (digital and print) to expand reach and impact in the community supporting the growing athlete.
4. Support and develop a sports nutrition component and/or multi-disciplinary clinic with our physician practices and specialized clinic opportunities to include, but not limited to, female athlete clinic, runner’s clinic, injury prevention and sports performance programming.
5. Develop and grow clinical practice by fostering relationships in the community and with sports medicine providers to drive referral sources for individual consultations
6. Participate and lead quality improvement and research projects in partnership with Sports Medicine Center physicians, athletic trainers and physical therapists related to sports nutrition.
7. Collaborate with clinical nutrition department on a regular basis for support and guidance on patient care, compliance, billing and other regulatory requirements as well as build relationships to facilitate reciprocal referrals based on specialty.

Other Information


  • ADAPTABILITY – Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment (e.g., people, processes, structure, or culture); adjusting effectively to change by exploring the benefits, trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make the change successful.
  • CONTINUOUS LEARNING – Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.
  • BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS – Developing and leveraging relationships within and across work groups to achieve results.
  • COLLABORATING – Working cooperatively with others to help a team or work group achieve its goals.
  • COMMUNICATION – Conveying information and ideas clearly and concisely to individuals or groups in an engaging manner that helps them understand and retain the message; listening actively to others.
  • CUSTOMER ORIENTATION – Placing a high priority on the internal or external customer’s perspective when making decisions and taking action; implementing service practices that meet the customers’ and own organization’s needs.
  • DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVITYIs sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, and other individual differences in the workforce; recognizes the value of diverse perspectives and experiences and fosters a work environment reflective of the community at large.
  • DECISION MAKING – Identifying and understanding problems and opportunities by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting quantitative and qualitative information; choosing the best course of action by establishing clear decision criteria, generating and evaluating alternatives, and making timely decisions; taking action that is consistent with available facts and constraints and optimizes probable consequences.
  • EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE – Establishing and sustaining trusting relationships by accurately perceiving and interpreting own and others’ emotions and behavior; leveraging insights to effectively manage own responses so that one’s behavior matches one’s values and delivers intended results.
  • MANAGING RELATIONSHIPS – Meeting the personal needs of individuals to build trust, encourage two-way communication, and strengthen relationships.
  • MANAGING WORK – Effectively managing one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • PLANNING & ORGANIZING – Establishing an action plan for self and others to complete work efficiently and on time by setting priorities, establishing timelines, and leveraging resources.
  • RESOLVING CONFLICTS – Helping others deal effectively with an antagonistic situation to minimize damage to the relationships and promote shared goals; using appropriate interpersonal methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people and facilitate agreement.
  • STRESS TOLERANCE – Maintaining stable performance under pressure or opposition (e.g., experiencing time pressure, conflict, or job ambiguity); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.
  • High level of analytical ability to work with complex patients/families medical and social problems across the continuum.
  • Must be a transformational leader who works to align team members to programs mission and vision.
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.

Full performance professional level work that requires additional knowledge, education, training or experience.
Complexity: Duties performed involve concepts, theories, and concrete factors to be evaluated and weighed requiring a high degree of analytical ability, independent judgment, and decision-making. Acts as a subject matter expert in the field of expertise.
Decision Making: Exercises judgment and discretion, and is responsible for determining the time, place and sequence of the work performed.
Communications: Contacts are of a remedial nature involving the resolution of problems and where some degree of discretion and judgment are required in carrying out a major program and/or function of the organization.
Supervision Received: Performs work with minimal supervisory oversight. Work assignment is generally unstructured and employee is responsible for organizing complex, varied, and simultaneous coordination of several functions, programs, or projects in various stages of completion.


  • EDUCATION – Bachelor’s degree required in a field appropriate to assignment (rehab, audiology, ophthalmology, etc.)
  • EXPERIENCEThree years’ experience relevant to assignment, two of these years must have been at an expert level.
  • EQUIVALENCY Professional experience, in addition to the required experience, may substitute the bachelor’s degree on a year-for-year basis. A Master’s degree may substitute for the required experience on a year-for year basis.
  • CERTIFICATION(S) – BLS for Healthcare providers/ CPR.
  • LICENSURE – National board registration in area of specialty, state licensure/certification in discipline area.

Physical Requirements

Ability to Perform Essential Functions of the Job

Body Movement
  • Will frequently stand/walk up to 12 hours per day.
  • Will frequently use hands while keyboarding and writing.
  • Will frequently sit up to 2-4 hours per day while accessing computer, talking on the telephone, and while attending meetings.
Back and Upper Body (lifting and carrying)
  • Will occasionally lift/force exerted up to 100 pounds.
  • Constantly uses sight in performance for daily job duties.

  • Constantly uses hearing in performance for daily job duties.

  • Able to assist or assume direct patient care as census directly permits. Exposure to unsteady or falling patient: In the course of transferring a patient, may encounter a patient who falls or loses balance, causing employee to fall and/or bear the full weight of a patient.

Work Environment

  • Exposure: Exposure to blood/body fluid: Regular/Frequent.
  • Exposure: Exposure to heights: Occasional.
  • Exposure: Exposure to infectious diseases: Frequent.
  • Exposure: Exposure to lung irritations: Occasional.
  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Independent discretion/decision making.
  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Makes decisions under pressure.
  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Manages stress appropriately.
  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Works with others effectively.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. Be aware that none of the questions are intended to imply illegal preferences or discrimination based on non-job-related information.

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