Physical Therapist #605052

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 18, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

Provides physical therapy services for the Navajo Growing in Beauty early intervention program as follows:
Responds to the training and technical assistance needs of families and community-based service providers and programs as it applies to engaging community members in referral and service delivery for children birth to three and their families.
Works with the tribal, local and state Part C (AzEIP) programs to provide eligibility evaluations, program planning, and IFSP development and consultation to families with children ages birth to two years, 11 months.
As part of evaluation team, diagnoses movement dysfunction in infants and toddlers birth through 2 years, 11 months.
Administers and scores standardized tests related to developmental and motor skills to assist with eligibility determination for infants and toddlers with known or suspected developmental delays or disabilities.
Writes professional quality and timely evaluation reports, session notes, project updates, and miscellaneous correspondence in compliance with Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) procedures and AZ Physical Therapist licensure regulations.
Works with families to develop goals for their children that that promote engaged participation in family and community routines and events.
Develops plans of care and provides evidence-based interventions under a transdisciplinary coaching model for children eligible for AzEIP services, particularly as related to gross motor delays and disorders, to effect progress toward IFSP outcomes; consults with providers in developing individual plans of care.
Provides physical therapy interventions that may include, but are not limited to activities for infant motor development training, strengthening, muscle lengthening, postural control, balance, gait training, orthotic prescription and training, adaptive equipment recommendation and training, and caregiver education and consultation related to these interventions
Promotes dialogue and practices that supports positive and collaborative relationships with Part C team members and community-based partners.
Engages in relevant, and as available, evidence-based professional development both as a recipient and as a provider of training and technical Assistance (TA) to the early intervention team.
Complies with HIPAA/FERPA regulations. Demonstrates confidentiality, sensitivity and concern during all client/family interactions.
Travels to family homes or meeting locations.
Promotes Access, Attitude, and Inclusion for persons with disabilities.
Maintains current Arizona Physical Therapy licensure and certifications.
Works collaboratively with other IHD projects as appropriate to maintain and develop innovative, evidence-based practices.
Assists in addressing the mission and objectives of the IHD and NAU which may include grant writing relevant to the project.
Assists with university student training by mentoring students involved in IHD training activities; when applicable instructs and supervises physical therapy interns, practicum students, etc.; trains on proper client care, assessment, use of equipment, and physical therapy techniques and objectives; follows legal and ethical requirements for direction and supervision.
Responsible for maintaining standards of professional and ethical practice according to APTA guidelines in the full scope of physical therapy services.
This position reports to the Growing in Beauty Partnership Program Director.     .

Minimum Qualifications

Entry level degree in physical therapy.
Must have or be eligible for Arizona physical therapist licensure.
At least one year physical therapy experience with pediatric population, preferably infants and toddlers; will consider new grad with relevant fieldwork/clinical experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidate with at least one-year experience in Part C early intervention or three years of experience working with children and their families.
In-depth knowledge of gross motor assessment and intervention procedures for infants and toddlers.
Familiarity with standardized gross motor and/or developmental tests for children.
Board certification in pediatric physical therapy.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.