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  • JOB, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago - Motion Analysis Technical Specialist

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    General Summary

    The Motion Analysis Technical Specialist performs motion analysis and clinical gait analysis evaluations which include data collection, interpretation of patient data, and report generation. Supports all aspects of clinical research projects related to the analysis of normal and pathological gait patterns. Engages in laboratory educational efforts which include instructional lectures, resident in-services, and clinical tutorials.
    The Motion Analysis Technical Specialist consistently demonstrates support of the RIC statement of Vision, Mission and Core Values by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.
    The Motion Analysis Technical Specialist demonstrates RIC Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and RIC Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, & Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.
    Principal Responsibilities

    1. Prepares and evaluates patients according to established protocols, physician prescriptions, and clinic notes.
    2. Collects electromyographic, kinetic, kinematic, and foot pressure data.
    3. Performs initial interpretation of patient data.
    4. Confers with physical therapist regarding the physical examination and observational gait analysis.
    5. Reviews patient data with physician and gait analysis team to determine treatment recommendations. Prepares final report incorporating information from all sources.
    6. Dictates, edits, and ensures proper distribution of clinical reports.
    7. Implements and assists with research projects. Compiles research data and reports results in the form of conference abstracts, podium and poster presentations, and scientific journal submissions.
    8. Troubleshoots computer and equipment problems and patient data for errors in collection and processing prior to review of data. Arranges for repairs when necessary. Confers with other Motion Analysis Center staff and the Motion Analysis Center Administrator regarding equipment or data problems when necessary.
    9. Maintains the storage of patient and clinical research data.
    10. Performs duties of the gait analysis laboratory technician, patient assessment/interaction, and maintenance of patient/department records.
    11. Explains procedures to the patient and families. Addresses questions from patients, families, physicians, insurance companies, and hospital staff. Assists manager with precertification of benefits with third party payors as needed.
    12. Prepares in-services and lectures for medical students, residents, research fellows, physicians, physical therapists, engineers, and other rehabilitation clinicians. Participates in the organization and instruction of courses offered by the gait lab.
    13. Assists gait analysis laboratory administrator in determining equipment needs and researching equipment and vendors. Confers with other Motion Analysis Center staff and the Motion Analysis Center Administrator when necessary.
    14. Other duties as assigned.

    Reporting Relationships
    1. Reports to the Manager, Motion Analysis Center

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

    1. Bachelor of Science in kinesiology, physical therapy or biomedical engineering with strong background in biomechanics is required. Master of Science in kinesiology with strong background in biomechanics strongly preferred.
    2. Experience working with children and adults with neuromuscular disabilities and the treatment approaches available for these patients is highly desired.
    3. Previous exposure to the techniques involved in kinematic, kinetic, and electromyographic data collection, the interpretation of pathological and normal gait analysis data, and ability to effectively communicate with laboratory staff, physicians, and research project investigators.
    4. Computer literacy, including ability to work in Windows environment, is required. Ability to assist/lift patients weighing 5 to 120 lbs. (or more with assistance) up onto or down from examination table and/or physically assist subjects to and from starting location.
    5. 5Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the ages served on the assigned unit/department:

    Working Conditions
    1. General laboratory setting with machine shop exposure
    2. Fabrication and assembly area with occasional exposure to loud noises, unpleasant odors and dust. Appropriate personal protective gear and environmental systems are provided.
    3. Ability to move equipment and materials as needed.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.