Military and Veterans Health Solutions under the Leidos Health Group is looking for a Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer to provide therapy and research support for injury prevention and rehabilitation research programs with a focus on warfighters with musculoskeletal injury using standard clinical therapies, as well as innovative rehabilitation therapies.
The Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer (PT/AT) will be required to execute a full range of direct physical therapy procedures, diagnostic, and treatment services for military personnel and beneficiaries as part of standard care and innovative research protocols. The PT/AT will integrate a number of research and treatment services and functions into overall support of the research programs for Leidos and our government customers at the Naval Health Research Center, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, and collaborating institutions. This position requires thorough knowledge of standard PT/AT care, research and clinical program objectives, program services, methods, and techniques necessary to effectively accomplish the research and clinical program goals.
The applicant will be required to work effectively with a team of researchers and clinicians primarily located at Camp Pendleton with occasional work at the Naval Health Research Center in Point Loma, Naval Medical Center San Diego, University of Kentucky, and several other military, academic, and private institutions.
Requirements include but are not limited to:
- Perform comprehensive neurological, orthopedic, and physical evaluation of service members referred to the clinic and research programs
- Provide PT/AT subject matter expertise to contribute to research and clinical program proposals and protocols
- Conduct informed consent briefings for potential research participants, screen participants for eligibility for research programs
- Conduct research and clinical measurements, recordings, and data entry following established procedures
- Interpret research findings
- Contribute to abstracts, presentations, reports, publications, and briefs to stakeholders
- Develop standard operating procedures
- Establish and maintain effective, professional communication and working relationships with junior level staff, peers, clinicians, managers, collaborators, stakeholders, and customer
- Evaluate and manage complex orthopedic injuries utilizing advanced clinical techniques including technically advanced computerized equipment
- Develop history and physical evaluation methods to test and treat injuries
- 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 patients utilizing a combination of standard physical and occupational therapy modalities, as well as innovative treatment modalities
- Incorporate measurable 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 and condition appropriate care
- Provide expert clinical opinion and support care rendered by support staff to ensure treatment plans are being carried out as intended
- Ensure appropriate practice as set by the American Physical Therapy Association and the National Athletic Training Association
- Assist with the development of research and rehabilitation proposals and protocols
- Communicate project progress regularly to all team members; should any project concerns arise, those must be communicated immediately to Principal Investigators and management team
- Comply with all required Leidos and Government requirements and complete required certifications and trainings
- Professionally interact with service members, civilians, and contractors and communicate efficiently and effectively with all team members
- Demonstrate Leidos mission, vision, and values at all times
- Master’s 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.
- Minimum of 2 years of Physical Therapy practice.
- Demonstrates mastery of clinical modalities and equipment.
- Advanced knowledge of physical therapy theory, orthopedic injury 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.
- Experience in sports medicine, athlete care, and working with athletic teams or military groups.
- Ability to develop rapport with patients, their family members, and clinic/hospital/research 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 applicable equipment.
- Ability to find solutions and take action to ensure project deliverables remain on schedule.
- Ability to work at the customer site at Camp Pendleton as well as collaborating sites as needed for the research program to include Naval Medical Center San Diego and Naval Health Research Center.
- U.S. Citizenship, the ability to obtain a Secret clearance, and the ability to receive credentialing privileges at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton is required.
- Dual credentialed in Physical Therapy and Athletic Training.
- Candidates with Sports Clinical Spcialist Certification (SCS) preferred
- Experience working in a military clinical setting and with military populations.
- Human subjects research experience.
- Specialized experience in orthopaedic injuries, including foot and ankle.
- Expertise (including certifications) in sports medicine.
- Experience conducting clinical research.
- Preference will be given to applicants who can hold an active Secret clearance and current credentialing privileges at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton.
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
External Referral Bonus $:
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Secret
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Research Scientist
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 40,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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