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11-14-2005, 08:38 AM
Job Location: Howard Head Sports Medicine Center, Vail, Colorado

Position Title: Sports Medicine Physical Therapist and Research

Primary Functions: Patient care, research & program/protocol

Primary Responsibilities:

* Outpatient orthopedics: patient care - 75% time; Patient care is
100% sports medicine/orthopedics; primarily knee, hip, shoulder and
ankle case load - working closely with onsite orthopedic surgeons and
Fellows at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic. This position is responsible for
evaluation and assessment of patients referred to the center,
formulation of specific plans of treatment and goals for each patient.
With physician input, implementation of the physical therapy services
defined in the patient care plan; Persons with experience or dedicated
training in sports medicine and with professional athletic populations
* Positional duties will also include participation is an SCS
residency program; developing into one of three mentors for the program;

* Research & program development (protocol enhancement) - 25%
time; reports directly to clinic manager and serve as research
coordinator/liason between clinic and professional research staff of the
Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation in Biomechanics and Epidemiology;
conduct a focused line of research in clinical therapy related to
protocol enhancement and validation; specific research topics will be
determined by the clinic director and interests/qualifications of the
candidate with potential topics including: return to sport validation
testing for knee, hip and shoulder injuries, clinical evaluation of
treatment and outcomes of conservative rehabilitation protocols,
development and validation of clinical hip evaluations (specificity and
sensitivity analyses); development of little league and professional
baseball injury prevention clinic; and other projects as related to work
currently being conducted by the Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation
* publish in scholarly-refereed journals; present at relevant
national and international conferences;
* Assist Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation staff in external
funding and grant writing initiatives;
* Participate in service activities through committee work and
other activities;

Professional Qualifications:

1. PT licensure required at the time of application; eligible for
licensure in state of Colorado

2. Evidence of research productivity and/or potential

3. Experience in publication process desirable

4. Experience in presenting research works at national/international

Rank and Salary:

salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; full benefits;
Vail Ski Pass included.

Effective Date of Employment: Desired January, 2006 (start date can be
negotiable for the appropriate candidate)

Review of Applications Begins: Immediately and will continue until the
position is filled

Letter of Application/Nomination and Credentials:

Send applications with supporting credentials

1. Cover Letter of application,

2. Official transcripts for terminal degree,

3. Curriculum vitae,

4. Three current letters of recommendation

5. (Suggested but Optional) Maximum of two samples of published articles
or other scholarly works

send to:

Michael R. Torry, PhD and Steve Stalzer, MSPT

Search Coordinators

Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation

181 West Meadow Drive Suite 1000

Vail, Colorado 81657

Phone: 419/372-7234; Fax: 419-372-2877

E-mail correspondence can be addressed to

Mike.torry@shsmf.org or Stalzer@vvmc.com

Related Websites:

Howard Head Sports Medicine Clinic:


Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation


Steadman Hawkins Sports Medicine Clinic