posted: February 17, 2015
Be a part of a dynamic collaborative Sports Medicine Department that prides itself on evidence-based patient-centered care. If you are looking for a place to develop your clinical skills, be a part of a clinical education for physical therapy students, assist with our Sports Residency program, work collaboratively with athletic trainers and physician staff, and join a team of experienced, dual credentials physical therapists; apply now. Candidates with experience in sports physical therapy preferred.
The Sports Medicine Physical Therapist performs the functions of examining, assessing, planning, and implementing the physical therapy health care of patients. The therapist secures patient histories, performs physical examinations, assessment, prognosis, develops and implements treatment plans, records findings, and provides patient education and counseling for patients with musculoskeletal injury to enhance effectiveness in providing sports medicine physical therapy care, preventive services, and improved outreach.
The primary function of the Sports Medicine Physical Therapist is to provide excellence in the delivery of sports physical therapy services and ease of accessibility for the patient. Sports physical therapy may be provided via self or physician referral according to the state physical therapy practice act.
The Sports Medicine Physical Therapist's goals are to encourage the preservations, development, and restoration of maximal physical function. The sports physical therapist maintains active involvement in the prevention of injuries, athletic coverage, community, professional, and patient education, research, quality assurance, and general promotion of fitness, health, and quality of life.
- Required: Graduation from an APTA-approved curriculum in physical therapy.
- Desired: Master's or Doctorate degree.
- Desired: 2 years in sports physical therapy.
- Required: Ability to apply diverse principles of logic or scientific thinking to a wide range of health care situations.
- Desired: Ability to apply accepted methods of treatment and demonstrate initiative to develop innovation in Physical Therapy.
- Required: License to practice physical therapy as required by the state. Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification or the American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR certification.
- Desired: Certification as an athletic trainer (ATC by NATA-BOC) or as Sports or Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (APTA-ABPTS). Completed a Physical Therapy Residency Program.
Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position
- Constant standing/walking/bending/twisting/reaching above and below shoulder level; frequent sitting/squatting; incidental kneeling/climbing; exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects; necessary: finger dexterity, verbal speech ability, sound/color perception and discrimination; may be exposed to latex, electrical hazards, communicable or infectious diseases and cleaning agents/chemicals; work is performed in clinical environment and involves frequent contact with staff, patients, the public and may be stressful at times.
Please visit our website to apply for this position at http://www.gundersenhealth.org/careers