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Faculty Position in Physical Therapy and Pediatric Clinical Practice

University of Maryland at Baltimore
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 19, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Other Health & Medicine, Pediatrics, Physical Therapy
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science (PTRS) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) is recruiting for a 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in an outpatient clinical setting as a pediatric physical therapist. We seek outstanding applicants interested also in contributing to the education mission within our entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program.

Clinical practice responsibilities include outpatient evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents. Collaboration opportunities with other services provided at the practice include radiology, occupational therapy, orthopaedic surgeons, nurses, and orthotics/prosthetics. Consult and practice with other members of the clinical team. Develop individual child and family-centered care plans, activity progressions, and participation recommendations. Develop and implement health and screening processes. Provide mentorship and education for other members of the medical staff. Consult and collaborate with other clinicians and third-party payors.

Teaching responsibilities include didactic instruction within the PTRS DPT Program in areas of content expertise; participation in curriculum evaluation and development of the DPT program; engagement in scholarly activities; and service.

Qualifications :

Required qualifications include Pediatric Certified Specialist (PCS), previous academic teaching experience, and the ability to work collaboratively and successfully within multiethnic, multicultural campus and community settings. A physical therapy license or Maryland eligibility for PT licensure, a clinical doctoral degree, and prior experience working with pediatric patients is required.

Preferred qualifications include experience working as a Physical Therapist for a pediatric clinic or hospital, experience working in leadership roles as a physical therapist, strong evaluation skills, strong manual therapy skills, and strong interpersonal communication skills.

Physical requirements as per that of a physical therapist including, but not limited to:
• Ability to stand for long periods of time.
• Ability to provide manual intervention and resistive exercise to physically active populations.
• Ability to demonstrate complex movement patterns and exercises.
• Ability to kick/throw/play catch.
• Ability to transfer and lift patients independently (up to approximately 50 lbs.)

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