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Job #: R-00065336
Location: Bethesda, MD
Category: Life Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 25%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Health

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Job Description:

The primary responsibility for the Physical Therapist II 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. Create and test novel rehabilitation programs for wounded warriors, innovating use of virtual reality for improvement in performance, conducting field research to determine physical and cognitive performance of specialized military teams, and creating mobile testing and rehabilitation programs. Duties include planning and executing laboratory and field research, maintaining substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories, systematic collection of data, interpretation and evaluation of data in a planned manner, and contributing to scientific literature and conferences. The Physical Therapist II will work independently to achieve day-to-day objectives and on larger, complex projects and assignments with moderate impact on program results and project deliverables.

The Physical Therapist II will be required to execute a full range of direct physical therapy procedures, diagnostic, and treatment services for military personnel. This person 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. In this role, you will be required to work effectively with a team of researchers and clinicians at the Naval Health Research Center, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Naval Medical Center San Diego, and other collaborating military, academic, and private institutions.

Requirements include but are not limited to:

  • Develops solutions to technical problems that require depth of technical knowledge.

  • Communicates with colleagues across multiple areas (project managers, other technical resources, etc) on research rehabilitation and project work including proposals, research protocols, agreements, research administration and regulatory documents, reports, and scientific presentations and publications.

  • Communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external government, contract, and collaborator project team members.

  • Explains technical solutions, practices and procedures to others within the organization.

  • Requires working knowledge of and ability to apply standards, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques of technical domain.

  • Develop research proposals with an interdisciplinary team for multiple funding agencies and sponsors, incorporating comprehensive statements of work, letters of support, and budget proposals.

  • Develop standard operating procedures for physical therapy conducted within research protocols; apply research rehabilitation methods to patient care

  • 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 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 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

  • Develop research and rehabilitation protocols, presentations, publications, and reports

  • Travel domestically and internationally as required for project, program, and contract needs.

  • Model Leidos Mission, Vision, and Values and adhere to the Leidos Code of Conduct at all times.

Basic Qualifications

  • 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.

  • Has 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/WRNMMC 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.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and able to obtain a Secret Clearance

  • Able to travel locally, nationally, and internationally as needed for meetings and conferences

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active Secret Clearance and experience with military populations is preferred. 

Pay Range:

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About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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