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jhenley24
01-03-2005, 01:18 AM
Physical Therapist/Clinical Specialist
Gait Analysis Laboratory
duPont Hospital For Children

Wilmington, DE 19803



The Gait Analysis Laboratory at the duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington Delaware is accepting applications for Physical Therapist/Clinical Specialist at its Gait Analysis Laboratory.



The duPont gait laboratory is a well-established laboratory performing 400 clinical evaluations per year mainly for children with cerebral palsy but including and a myriad of other neurologic and orthopaedic conditions. Most of the referrals come from the orthopedic staff at the duPont Children’s Hospital, which has the largest pediatric orthopedic department in the US.



The Gait Analysis Laboratory is equipped with an 8 camera Motion Analysis Real time system, two AMTI force platforms, sixteen channel telemetered EMG system, a K4 Oxygen analysis system and an F-Scan plantar pressure measurement system. The laboratory is currently staffed by a biomechanist, two physical therapists, secretarial staff, and an orthopedic surgeon who utilizes a team approach in assessing the posture and walking patterns of children.



Primary responsibilities:

Clinical services:

Primary contact and guide for patients with regards to clinical tests performed in the gait laboratory
Provides physical therapy evaluation, analysis, and consultation to patients assigned under the referral of a physician within guidelines designated by departmental and institute policy and procedures.
Aid in planning and development of new gait laboratory programs

Education:

Develop lectures; teaches staff, residents, fellows, and physical therapists, on a local, national or international level.

Research:

Write and assist in writing, papers, and protocols; coordinate studies; perform data collection and interpretation; present results at professional meetings.
Work closely with clinicians and other hospital staff on research projects, providing advice and leadership in their design, execution, and analysis.



Qualifications:

Education/Experience:

Minimum B.S. in physical therapy, MS preferred
Minimum 3 years experience, 5 years preferred, in rehabilitation, pediatrics, orthopedics and/or gait analysis.

License, registration, or Certification:

Delaware state license eligible to practice physical therapy
CPR certification (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
Member of professional specialty organizations preferred.

Other/preferred

Strong multi-specialty knowledge and experience as related to pediatric and gait analysis
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong teaching an interpersonal skills
Strong research skills





Setting:

Located just outside Wilmington, Delaware on the wooded 300-acre estate of philanthropist Alfred I. duPont, the hospital offers the full range of specialties of pediatric medicine, surgery, and dentistry, educates and trains physicians and allied health professionals, and conducts research into the causes, prevention, and treatment of childhood injury and disease.



Founded in 1940 as a children's orthopedic hospital, the duPont Hospital for Children is now a full-service regional pediatric medical center offering a complete range of clinical programs.



Since its founding, the hospital has served thousands of children from across the country and around the world. Today, the hospital staff draws on its legacy of experience and compassion to provide the highest level of care in a unique child- and family-centered environment.



Application:

The duPont Hospital for Children is an equal opportunity employer. A comprehensive benefits package and salary commensurate with experience are offered. Qualified candidates, e-mail vita to:



Ron Croy, Recruitment Strategist

Employment Center of Excellence

Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children

1600 Rockland Road

P.O. Box 269

Wilmington, DE 19899

(302) 651-5639 phone

(302) 651-6119 fax

rcroy@nemrous.org



John D. Henley
jdhenley@yahoo.com

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