View Full Version : Job Posting: Physical Therapist, Motion Analysis Lab,Shriners Hospitals for Children - Portland, Oregon

05-08-2008, 09:43 AM
Physical Therapist

Motion Analysis Lab, Shriners Hospitals for Children - Portland

Shriners Hospitals for Children in Portland, Oregon is a leading
pediatric hospital specializing in the treatment of children with
orthopedic problems including neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral
palsy. We are very excited to announce an immediate opening for a full
time physical therapist to join the clinical and research team in a
state-of-the-art Motion Analysis Lab.

The Motion Analysis Lab provides services in clinical movement analysis
for a variety of pathologies and has an integrated research program for
pathological movement. The laboratory is comprised of instrumentation
and computers dedicated to the quantification of human locomotion. The
lab is equipped with a Vicon motion system with 8 cameras, 2 AMTI force
plates, Motion Lab Systems surface and fine wire electromyography with
16-channels, a video system, and a Tekscan foot pressure mat system. The
Motion Lab has a busy research and clinical patient volume with strong
support of medical staff. Currently, over 300 full gait analysis studies
and 600 patients are tested each year. Research topics include motion
related projects initiated by the motion lab staff and medical staff.


1. Collect patient data

a. videotaping
b. computerized assessment - motion, EMG and foot pressure
c. ROM, static exam, and manual muscle testing

2. Process and plots patient data
3. Interpret motion lab data
4. Make clear presentations of patient report to medical staff
5. Interact appropriately with children, parents and staff
6. Provide clinical input for research projects

OTHER DUTIES (May re reassigned, if necessary for reasonable

1. Lifts patients up to 35 pounds


* Minimum education: B.S. in Physical Therapy
* Minimum prior experience preferred: 2 years related pediatric
* Required training/skills: Basic computer skills

Shriners Hospitals for Children offers competitive salary, medical,
dental, life, disability and 403(b) benefits. The hospital is located
near the OHSU campus. Please send cover letter and resume to: Rhonda
L. Smith, rlsmith@shrinenet.org; 503.944.1175 Fax.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a one-of-a-kind international health
care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children
by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and
outstanding teaching programs. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic
conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are
eligible for admission and receive all care in a family-centered
environment at no charge - regardless of financial need. Shriners
Hospitals relies on the generosity of donors to deliver this mission
every day.

For more information, please visit www.shrinershospitals.org

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