Physical Therapist (Vestibular)
The Wisconsin Institute for Neuroscience (WINS) Building Resilience through Action in Veterans and First Responders (BRAVE) Program is currently seeking an energetic junior full-time Physical Therapist who is eager to advance their evaluation and treatment therapy skills to provide cutting-edge care for the BRAVE Program patients with persistent post-concussive symptoms, with a primary focus on high-level physical performance, visual-vestibular integration conditioning and related cervicogenic therapies.
- Perform comprehensive patient evaluations and develop a treatment plan that integrates input from team members, patients, and family.
- Establish a customized plan of care that is appropriate to address problems identified and involves the patient/family according to their capabilities, desires, goals and resources
- Perform therapy in accordance with the treatment plan and evaluate results.
- Educate the patient and family/caregiver about patient deficits. Plan and/or assist with patient discharge from therapy services and treatment setting with recommendations for services to implement upon return to the home community
- Accurately, promptly, and thoroughly document patient care observations, interventions, and evaluations.
- Instruct patient’s family or nursing staff in follow-through programs.
- Maintain therapy equipment and work area in a safe and clean condition.
- Document patient progress in a precise and timely manner.
.8 FTE or 1FTE. See below for details.
This position offers flexible working hours, with the option to work either 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week) or 0.8 FTE, (32 hours per week). For .8 FTE employees, the weekly schedule may consist of 4-8 hour days per week or 3-8 hour days and 2-4 hour days per week, depending on the clinic's operational needs.
Knowledge – Skills – Abilities
The BRAVE Program will provide specialized care for people with mild to moderate TBI, who have persistent posttraumatic symptoms, with a primary focus on the provision of subspecialty clinical services for military Veterans, regardless of discharge status, and First Responders. The BRAVE Program will provide comprehensive interdisciplinary intensive outpatient evaluation and treatment integrating novel medical, and complementary-alternative treatment modalities.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution
- Ability to maintain a positive and cooperative attitude
- Ability to organize and prioritize with minimal direction and maintain a well-organized work environment
- Ability to problem-solve, use good judgement, and deal with diverse and difficult personalities
- Ability to search and critically review best evidence to guide clinical decision making and effectively share knowledge with colleagues as well as communicate relevant findings in appropriate language to the general public
- Ability to set objectives, establish priorities and follow initiatives
- Ability to work in continually changing conditions
- Ability to work under moderate to high levels of stress
- Current knowledge of or willingness to learn about military culture
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong computer skills including the ability to work with a variety of applications
Appropriate education and/or experience may be substituted on equivalent basis
Minimum Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy
Minimum Required Experience: Direct experience with vestibular physical therapy
Direct experience with traumatic brain injury assessment and intervention
Preferred Education: DPT Degree
Preferred Experience: Experience including background in neurologic rehabilitation and/or vestibular rehabilitation, specifically related to concussive injuries.
Experience treating TBI on an interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary team.
Experience with traumatic brain injury assessment and intervention, sports medicine, exercise physiology, and/or human physical performance assessment and training experience.
Experience working with active-duty service members or military veterans and/or elite level athletes. Experience with electronic medical record-based documentation.
Field: Physical Therapy
Certification: Wisconsin State Physical Therapy License
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