Columbia University Physical Therapist in New York, New York

Job TitlePhysical Therapist

Job Code Title

Job Requisition Number 095114

Department 7524- NEU Neurology

Location Medical Center

Job Type Officer Full-Time Regular

Bargaining Unit

If temporary, indicate duration

Hours Per Week 35

Job Family Health

Salary Grade Officer 104

Salary Range Commensurate with experience

Advertised Summary Job Description The SMA research portfolio continues to expand and physical therapists play a key role as clinical evaluators in all clinical trials. We currently have an experienced physical therapist and occupational therapist involved in many active SMA studies. An additional physical therapist is needed to expand the clinical trial efforts as well as other important research related initiatives such as outcome measure and biomarker development.

We are currently seeking a physical therapist for a pediatric neuromuscular clinical research center at Columbia University. The therapist will provide clinical physical therapy evaluations and treatment and will work on clinical research studies.

Responsibilities for Physical Therapist

Perform clinical evaluations of the pediatric neuromuscular population seen in our clinic.

Perform functional and impairment based evaluations.

Evaluate patients for rehabilitation, adaptive, and durable medical equipment needs and make recommendations for follow-up and community care.

Evaluate, prescribe, and measure patients for appropriate equipment.

Responsible for submitting for funding for necessary equipment from third party payers writing detailed letters of medical necessity and appeals as needed.

Work closely with regional vendors to provide prescribe and provide custom equipment.

Responsibilities for Clinical Evaluator/ Research Therapist

Clinical trial evaluation, spirometry testing, motor function testing, quantitative muscle testing and other clinical and research evaluations of neuromuscular patients.

Data collection and entry, scheduling and preparation for study visits

Monitoring adherence to regulatory requirements and good clinical practice

Assist the investigators in design, planning and implementation of new research projects

Assist in writing protocols

Assist in maintaining research files and interacting with monitors

Communicate with research teams at Columbia University and other institutions

Coordinate comprehensive multi-disciplinary care for patients with neuromuscular disease

Assist patients in their home care and equipment needs

Work with physicians to assess muscle strength and motor function as part of clinical evaluations.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant Requires a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience.

Master's Degree or Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

NYS-licensed of eligible; must be able to adhere to Good Clinical Practice and other regulator guidelines.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant Requirements:

-At least one year of pediatric and juvenile experience preferred

-Ability to work in teams, flexibility and a positive attitude

-Significant experience with neuromuscular disease--SMA helpful but not required.

Special Instructions

Preferred Qualifications

Essential Functions The candidate should be highly motivated, interested in pediatric neuromuscular disease, have excellent clinical skills and an interest in academic research. We are looking for someone who can establish good rapport with children and bring creativity to treatments. The candidate should have good assessment skills and be well versed in use of evidence based practice. Good writing and communication skills are a must. Computer skills are required including proficiency with MS-Word, MS-Excel, Outlook, and MS-Powerpoint. This position requires a special individual who can perform well in both clinical practice and an academic research environment.

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Special Indications

This position works with: Contact with patients and/or research subjects

Physician Billing

HIPAA Compliance training required Yes

Participation in Medical Surveillance required Yes

What type of posting? Is this a waiver request? Standard Posting

Requisition Open Date 01-27-2017

Requisition Close Date Open Until Filled

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