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Physical Therapist Position with Experience in Vestibular Therapy in San Diego

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  • Physical Therapist Position with Experience in Vestibular Therapy in San Diego


    Job Description:
    The primary responsibility for the Physical Therapist is to provide therapy and support for rehabilitation programs with a focus on wounded warriors with traumatic brain injury, amputations, and other injuries, using standard clinical therapies, as well as innovative virtual rehabilitation therapies.

    Applicants will be required to execute a full range of direct physical therapy procedures, diagnostic, and treatment services for military personnel. Applicants will integrate a number of program services and functions into overall management of the physical therapy program requiring thorough knowledge of program objectives, program services, methods, and techniques necessary to effectively accomplish the program goals. The applicant will be required to work effectively with a team of researchers and clinicians at the Naval Health Research Center, Naval Medical Center San Diego, and other military, academic, and private institutions.

    Additional requirements include:
    - Develop standard operating procedures
    - Establish and maintain effective working relationships
    - Perform comprehensive neurological, vestibular, orthopedic, and physical evaluation of service members referred with a history of traumatic brain injury, as well as other injuries.
    - Evaluate and manage vestibular and complex neurological disorders utilizing advanced clinical techniques including technically advanced computerized equipment (i.e. posturography, in-vision system, and proprio system).
    - Develop history and physical evaluation method to test disorders
    - Combine exams with information from specialized test results, physician and other health care provider histories and physicals, radiographic, and laboratory exams
    - Develop independent treatment plan for each patient utilizing a combination of standard physical and occupational therapy modalities, as well as innovative treatment modalities
    - Incorporate measureable and objective patient short and long range rehabilitation goals
    - Conduct follow-up to determine level of rehabilitation progression and modifications needed, as well as establish future recovery goals
    - Conduct evaluations to determine discharge recommendations and/or placement
    - Apply age appropriate care
    - Provide expert clinical opinion and support care rendered by support staff to ensure treatment plans are being carried out as intended
    - Ensures appropriate practice as set by the American Physical Therapy Association
    - Assist with the development of research and rehabilitation protocols
    - Assist with the development of presentations, publications, and reports


    Minimum Qualifications: Masterís or Doctoral degree from an American Physical Therapy Association accredited university. Holds a current, valid license to practice Physical Therapy from any state of the United States of America. Been in practice for 2 years prior to applying for the position and at least 6 months of experience in vestibular rehabilitation. Attended advanced training in neurological or traumatic brain injury rehabilitation.

    Demonstrates mastery of clinical modalities and equipment.

    Advanced knowledge of physical therapy theory, neurological evaluation methods and techniques, professional medical rehabilitation and therapeutic principles. Extensive clinical experience and training with integrating complex medical conditions and designing individualized treatment plans based on documented objective findings from the evaluation process.

    Ability to develop rapport with patients, their family members, and clinic/hospital/NHRC staff to develop confidence and cooperation.

    Ability to communicate clearly, both written and oral, the intended plan of care

    Technical understanding in the use of Traumatic Brain Injury and vestibular equipment.

    Experience with military populations is preferred.

    Requires US Citizen with the ability to obtain a Secret Clearance.

    Leidos Overview:Leidos is an applied solutions company focused on markets that are seeing converging business and technological trends, and address basic, enduring human needs: defense and national security, health and life sciences, and energy, engineering and infrastructure. The Company's approximately 20,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and commercial health and engineering markets.

    Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.