WPTA Classifieds

Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor Of Physical Therapy

    Carroll University , Waukesha, Wi
posted: October 27, 2014

Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

Starting Date:  January 1, 2015

Responsibilities: Responsibilities of this 12 month appointment are in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program and include teaching, scholarship and service.  Teaching responsibilities include patient/client management and other areas of expertise including cardiovascular, pulmonary, integumentary, general acute/inpatient, or special populations care.  Opportunities for partnerships with healthcare networks and grant development are available.  Candidates who have a documented record of teaching and professional service excellence, who are innovative and value a dynamic, integrated and comprehensive approach to physical therapy education, and who are seeking a vibrant, interdisciplinary working environment are encouraged to apply.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate is a physical therapist with an advanced degree and/or advanced certification.  Current physical therapy licensure or eligibility for licensure in Wisconsin is required with at least 3 years of clinical experience.
Rank and Salary: Commensurate with qualifications
The Program: The Carroll University Doctor of Physical Therapy program has recently been approved to increase program enrollment to meet societal needs.  With the recent growth in the size of the program, additional faculty positions are being added. The hallmark of the program’s mission is to educate students for general practice in an evolving and interdisciplinary healthcare environment.  Interdisciplinary research initiatives and innovative local and international service learning programs support the mission.  The direct admit Doctor of Physical Therapy program is housed in the Department of Human Movement Sciences and College of Natural Sciences and Health Sciences. It is closely affiliated with the Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Nursing, Physical and Health Education, Public Health, and Physician Assistant programs. The program is housed at the Carroll University Center for Graduate Studies, a newly renovated 55,000 sq. ft. interdisciplinary graduate facility.  This facility includes comprehensive teaching and state of the art laboratory spaces for both teaching and scholarly endeavors.  
The College: The College of Natural Sciences and Health Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate programs through five departments - Life Sciences (animal behavior, biology, environmental science, psychology); Computational and Physical Sciences (actuarial science, applied physics/engineering, chemistry, computational science, computer science, information technology, mathematics, physics, software engineering); Health and Medical Sciences (health science-radiological sciences and medial sonography, physical and health education, physician assistant studies, public health, sports and recreation management, therapeutic recreation),  Human Movement Sciences (athletic training, exercise science, exercise physiology, physical therapy); and Nursing (BSN, RN to BSN).  The College has a strong staff of academic administrative and support personnel.
The University: Founded in 1846, Carroll University is an independent, co-educational comprehensive institution grounded in the liberal arts tradition. The Pioneer Core general education curriculum has a strong emphasis on developing intercultural awareness and includes cross-cultural immersion experiences.  Carroll University is located in suburban Waukesha, 16 miles west of Milwaukee and 60 miles east of Madison. The University serves approximately 3,540 full-time and part-time students. The University, though intentionally ecumenical and non-sectarian in approach, is related to the Presbyterian Church, USA.
Application: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit as attachments to an email with the subject line “Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Therapy” and in Word or PDF format 1) a letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) statement of teaching philosophy to facapp@carrollu.edu. Final applicants will be asked to submit graduate transcripts and three letters of reference.
Carroll University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Company: Carroll University
Location: Waukesha, Wi
Contact: Human Resources Email: facapp@carrollu.edu
Phone: NA    
Web Site: www.carrollu.edu

Course: Neurorehabilitation Across The Continuum Of Care

    Education Resources Inc , Burlington, Wi
posted: October 21, 2014

This course is designed to bridge the gap between science and practice.  Applying clinical relevance to nervous system activity and dysfunction will provide therapists with a new perspective for improving outcomes in their patients with neurologic deficits.  Participants will learn an evidence based approach to selecting the most appropriate interventions based on functional prognosis and learn when and how to facilitate compensation.

Participants will be able to perform a comprehensive neurological examination, correlating findings to symptoms, neuropathology and prognosis as well as skillful documentation.  Evidence based treatment for Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington's disease and Dementia will be highlighted.  Specific treatment strategies to drive neuroplastic change and enhance functional outcomes will be highlighted.

Speaker: Rosanne Thomas

December 5-6, 2014 - Burlington, WI

CEU's: 14 contact hours

Please click here for more information, to download a brochure or ot register: http://www.educationresourcesinc.com/course-details?courseid=15

Education Resources inc. provides clinically relevant continuing eduation courses for physical therapists and assistants

Company: Education Resources Inc
Location: Burlington, Wi
Contact: Mandy Washington Email: mwashington@educationresourcesinc.com
Phone: 800 487 6533 FAX: 800 487 6530
Web Site: www.educationresourcesinc.com

Physical Therapist

    Forest County Potawatomi , Crandon, Wi
posted: October 15, 2014

POSITION TITLE: Physical Therapist


DEPARTMENT: Health and Wellness Center

SUPERVISOR: Rehabilitation Services Supervisor


Position Summary:

Under general supervision of the Rehabilitation Services Supervisor, provides direct patient care to individuals with physical disabilities and/or functional limitations in clinic, inpatient, outpatient, and outreach programs. Provides services to promote rehabilitation and maximal levels of function and independence. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Plans therapy programs, directs and assists patients in exercises and use of wheelchairs and other devices, and evaluates patient progress.

Evaluates and assesses the patient's abilities and limitations.

Establishes plan of treatment and goals based on the referral and evaluation of functional skills that may or may not include; joint mobility; gait; developmental reflexes; muscle strength, tone, and coordination; sensation tests; specific extremity and spinal segmental motion; biomechanical analysis of functional activities; orthotic analysis (if trained); ergonomic analysis; and other relevant assessments.

Educates patients and families in appropriate physical therapy methods.

Leads the work of and serves as a resource for Physical Therapist Assistants.

Administers appropriate physical agents given physicians' protocols, patients' medical histories, and therapist's knowledge of indications and contra-indications, including electrotherapy, sound energy, heat/cold therapy, hydrotherapy, and JOBST compression.

Directs and aids patients when appropriate, in active and passive exercises, muscle reeducation, and gait and functional training, utilizing pulleys and weights, steps, and inclined surfaces.

Performs manual therapy techniques, including soft tissue mobilization, extremity and joint mobilization, myofascial release, and craniosacral therapy.

Performs therapeutic exercise, with and without equipment.

Adapts conventional physical therapy techniques to meet the needs of patients unable to comprehend verbal commands or voluntarily carry out a regime of therapeutic exercises; educates parents and family members.

Evaluates, records, and reports on patients' progress for review by other members of the patient care team.

Shares new information with staff on treatment techniques through in-service teaching and timely verbal communication.

Provides ergonomic consultations and recommendations to patients, facility staff, and other facilities.

Provides community education on various topics including ergonomics, back care, arthritis, and other related physical therapy topics.

Participates in patient care conferences for quality patient care.

Maintains a good communication with co-workers and maintains a positive and professional work environment.

Maintains professional and technical knowledge by conducting research, attending seminars, educational workshops, classes and conferences; reviewing professional publications; establishing networks; participating in professional societies; conferring with representatives of contracting agencies and related organizations.

Ensures strict confidentiality of employee records.

Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.

Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors, Master's, or Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited university and one year experience in physical therapy patient care preferably in a hospital or clinic environment. Must be licensed by the State of Wisconsin. Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen, tuberculosis screening, and background investigation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of applicable federal, state, county, and local laws, regulations, and requirements.

Knowledge of physical therapy theory and practice.

Knowledge of patient evaluation and plan of care procedures.

Knowledge of accreditation and certification requirements and standards.

Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and/or kinesiology.

Knowledge of the administration, indications and contra-indications of various physical agents and physical therapy techniques.

Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.

Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of related therapy facilities and equipment.

Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.

Ability to effectively communicate medical information, test results, diagnoses and/or proposed treatment in a manner easily understood by the client.

Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports.

Ability to safely lift, and physically manipulate patients.

Ability to instruct physical therapy patients in the use of facilities and equipment.

Ability to communicate effectively in the English language, both verbally and in writing.

Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate individual patient care programs.

Ability to monitor and/or maintain quality control standards.

Ability to plan, develop and implement physical therapy programs.

Ability to perform diagnostic tests and evaluations for physical therapy patients.

Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures.

Skill in performing a range of manual physical therapy techniques for patients.

Skill in preparing and maintaining patient records.

Skill in operating business computers and office machines, including in a Windows environment, specifically Word, Excel, Access, and presentation software (such as PowerPoint).

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk in tight aisles. The employee occasionally is required to sit; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 150 pounds.

Work Environment:

Work is generally performed in a climate controlled setting with a low to moderate noise level. Exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and to blood borne pathogens. Exposure to latex products on a routine basis. Extended hours and irregular shifts may be required. Travel may be required.

*Must have a valid Wisconsin Driver's license and be authorized as eligible for coverage under the Tribe's Insurance prior to an actual start date. *Must maintain a valid Wisconsin Driver's license as a condition of employment. *Must pass a background check, which will be performed on all applicants. *Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening.

As authorized by Federal Law, the Forest County Potawatomi Community reserves the right to exercise preference in hiring for qualified Tribal members/Indians in connection with all job openings.

POSTED: 6-26-14

CLOSING: Until Filled


Company: Forest County Potawatomi
Location: Crandon, Wi
Contact: Nicole Mcgeshick Email: nicole.mcgeshick@fcpotawatomi-nsn.gov
Phone: 715-478-7419 FAX: 715-478-5280
Web Site: www.fcpotawatomi.com

Physical Therapist

    Ministry Door County Medical Center , Sturgeon Bay, Wi
posted: October 09, 2014

Ministry Door County Medical Center, a critical access facility in northeast Wisconsin, has served the health care needs of the Sturgeon Bay/Door County area since 1943. The hospital offers a full range of acute care services and specialties, as well as a skilled nursing facility for long-term care and rehabilitation services. Three-fourths of the organization's business is comprised of clinical and outpatient services and reaches out to locations throughout Door County and northern Kewaunee County.  Some key services include cardiac rehabilitation, a cancer/radiation oncology treatment center, comprehensive diagnostics, physical, occupational and speech therapy centers, respiratory care/rehab/sleep disorders center, a new outpatient surgical center, emergency/urgent care services and new units for medical/surgical care, ICU and the birthing center.

Physical Therapy Opportunities in:

- Out-patient

-Acute Care

- Skilled Nursing Facility

- Home Health

-Work Site Programming

**In addition to our 3 free standing out-patient rehab centers, we provide rehab services to the hospital, women's center, skilled nursing facilities, a home health agency, area school systems, and birth to three.


Company: Ministry Door County Medical Center
Location: Sturgeon Bay, Wi
Contact: Kenlyn Kibler Email: kenlyn.kibler@ministryhealth.org
Phone: 920-746-3702 FAX: 920-746-3561
Web Site: www.ministryhealth.org

Physical Therapist

    Aspirus Grand View , Ironwood, Michigan
posted: September 08, 2014

Nestled in the pristine Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Aspirus Grand View is dedicated to meeting the wide range of health care needs for the residents and visitors of the western Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin with cutting edge technologies and procedures, quality hospital, primary, specialty, home health care and wellness programs. Award recipient of two Governor's Awards for Excellence for Improving Care in the Emergency Room Setting and Improving Care in the Hospital Setting, the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospital award, and the Home Health Elite Award, Aspirus Grand View, comprised of several organizations working together to deliver excellence offers a level of compassion and customer service unsurpassed in most health care settings...large or small. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission, continuous reinvestment in new technologies and upgraded facilities ensures that our medical staff, employees, and administration are committed to our passion for excellence and compassion for people.

We are seeking two Physical Therapists to provide physical therapy to pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. Duties include evaluating, establishing treatment plan and goals of treatment, and providing for and/or supervising the administration of treatment modalities/procedures done to meet the needs of the patient as it pertains to the age and diagnosis of the patient. Incorporates patient and family education. Knowledge of physical therapy standards and practices normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from a school of Physical Therapy accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).  Current CPR certification required.  Must possess a valid in-State drivers license with automobile liability insurance.  Current Michigan and Wisconsin licensure to practice physical therapy.  1-3 years experience as a Physical Therapist desirable. Post graduate education in an area of specialization, experience in general practice of physical therapy with experience in area of specialization, and Clinical Specialist certification beneficial.

Relocation assistance and loan forgiveness program available.  For more information and to apply, please visit www.aspirus.org.

Company: Aspirus Grand View
Location: Ironwood, Michigan
Contact: Keri Van Epern Email: keri.vanepern@aspirusgrandview.org
Phone: NA    
Web Site: www.aspirus.org