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Physical Therapist

Posted on Sep 17, 2021 by Children's National Health System

Silver Spring, MD 20910
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

Job Description:

Children's National is looking for experienced SPORTS MEDICINE PHYSICAL THERAPISTS to work at their brand-new Fight for Children Sports Medicine Center, a world-class pediatric facility designed to help young athletes across the region achieve their fullest potential. This 11,000-square-foot facility brings together a multidisciplinary team of physical therapists, athletic trainers, surgeons, psychologists, nutritionists, exercise physiologists, nurses, kinesiologists and brain injury specialists to provide targeted sports-related rehabilitation and performance enhancement programs. Physical therapists at the center will provide the highest level of sport specific and athlete specific care and expertise to help the student athletes regain strength, mobility, and confidence as they heal from injury with the goal of returning them to the sports/activities they love. The space will be equipped with cutting edge cardiovascular, strengthening, and stability equipment that will facilitate the safest and highest level of rehabilitation for the youth athlete. Physical therapist will have the opportunity to assist with the creation and development of programs focused on the adolescent athlete to include injury preventions, sports specific injury rehabilitation, and performance enhancement programs. The position will have a specialized focus on the adolescent athlete with one-on-one patient care and the ability to work in close proximity to state-of-the-art motion and gait analysis technology that will aid in evaluating and assessing precise movements to teach young athletes how to avoid injuries and improve their performance in their particular sport.

Job requirements:

Physical Therapists will be responsible for providing expert knowledge and advanced level skilled therapy services to a wide spectrum of sports medicine conditions and injuries common to the young athlete. Must be knowledgeable in evidence based and current practice standards for the pediatric/adolescent athlete to include injury prevention, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy techniques, modalities, and sport specific return to play activities to facilitate the rehabilitation of the young athlete following sports injuries and surgeries. Will be able to appropriately model professional behavior in all interactions and will work collaboratively with leadership and clinic program manager to provide updates for clinical and administrative operations of the Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Department.

The ideal candidate will: - Be knowledgeable and highly skilled in manual therapy techniques, advanced treatment interventions such as dry needling, blood flow restriction, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, and cupping, modalities such as ultrasound and electrotherapy interventions, therapeutic exercises, injury prevention, and sport specific return to play activities to facilitate the rehabilitation of the young athlete following sports injuries and surgeries - Possess a high level of clinical skill with expertise in providing best practice sports physical therapy, injury prevention, and return to play interventions for the young athlete. - Experienced working with and providing care to the unique needs of the adolescent athlete. - Possess good interpersonal skills, motivated, and willing to work as a team to assist with creating and develop programs to benefit the adolescent athlete to include injury prevention, sports rehab, and performance enhancement.

Minimum Work Experience: - At least 4-5 Years of physical therapy experience focused in sports medicine, specifically working with the young athlete.

Required Licenses and Certifications: - Physical Therapy License- Must have licensure in treating jurisdiction (Maryland) - Prefer Strength and Conditioning Certification - Prefer Certified Sport Physical Therapy Specialist

Reference: 1324352156

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