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Frank L Buczek, Jr
03-22-1996, 05:28 AM
OPEN POSITION:
The Santa Rosa Biomechanics Laboratory is pleased to announce an
immediate opening for a full-time Biomechanist/Physical Therapist to
be responsible for functional movement analyses in various pediatric
and adult patient populations.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
This essential member of the Biomechanics team will: (1) provide
clinical support for the Laboratory by performing musculoskeletal
examinations and fine-wire EMG analyses, and by taking part in patient
care conferences with laboratory staff and referring physicians, (2)
provide technical support by performing laboratory calibration,
biomechanical data collection, reduction, and interpretation, and (3)
act as clinical liaison for the Laboratory by making presentations at
conferences and seminars, by collaborating on multi-disciplinary
applied and basic research projects, and by taking an active role in
professional organizations. Direct patient contact in an outpatient
rehabilitation setting may also be needed from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The successful candidate will have a Master's degree in Biomechanics,
Kinesiology, Bioengineering, or related field; an undergraduate or
Master's degree in Physical Therapy with current or potential licensure
in Texas; and a certification for the performance of fine-wire EMG
analyses. Experience is desired in gait analysis specifically,
biomechanics of human movement generally (lower and upper extremities,
whole body, etc.), cross-sectional anatomy, and three-dimensional
kinematic and kinetic analysis techniques. Familiarity with calculus
and vector algebra are desirable though not essential. Strong verbal
and written communication skills are needed, as are computer literacy,
an ability to interact well with patients and families, to work well as
part of a biomechanics evaluation team, and to adapt to changing
protocols and laboratory emphases.

FACILITIES:
The Santa Rosa Biomechanics Laboratory opened in August of 1995, and
is equipped with a multi-camera Vicon 370 motion analysis system, two
AMTI strain gauge force plates, two Panasonic S-VHS video cameras, and
both surface and fine-wire EMG systems. Patient populations currently
include those with cerebral palsy, head injuries, Parkinson's disease,
and prosthetic limbs. The Laboratory is physically housed in an
Outpatient Rehabilitation Center with integrated physical,
occupational, and speech therapy programs, all of which are part of
the larger Santa Rosa Health Care Corporation. The Laboratory is
geographically located in a scenic area northwest of San Antonio,
Texas, USA, known as the South Texas Medical Center and home to
numerous excellent medical institutions.

CONTACT:
Please send your curriculum vitae and a brief statement of your
interest in Biomechanics to Dr. Buczek at the address listed below.
Electronic mail copies are welcome in addition to the hardcopy
documents.

Santa Rosa Health Care Corporation is an Equal Opportunity,
Affirmative Action Employer.

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Frank L. Buczek, Jr., Ph.D. (210) 705-6597 voice
Director, Biomechanics Laboratory (210) 705-6567 fax
Santa Rosa Outpatient Rehabilitation Center fbuczek@srhcc.org
for Children and Adults
2701 Babcock Road, San Antonio, Texas, 78229, USA
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