Physical Therapist

Job description

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Physical Therapy

Marcus Institute for Brain Health

Physical Therapist

Position #740670 - Requisition 11609

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer 119 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and its well-established partnerships in business, industry and government. These campuses currently have over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at our Anschutz Medical Campus, a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver. Denver is one of America's most vibrant urban centers and the downtown campus, located just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District, affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

The Marcus Institute for Brain Health (MIBH) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a clinical care and research institute for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Psychological Health (PH) conditions such as post-traumatic stress, depression and anxiety. The primary focus of the MIBH is to care for former military personnel who have separated from active duty, with special consideration for those who were separated with "Other Than Honorable" or "Dishonorable" discharge status due to TBI or PH conditions. It will also serve civilian adults who have sustained mild to moderate TBI and are experiencing ongoing neurological problems and co-morbid PH conditions. The MIBH offers intensive outpatient care with detailed diagnostic and treatment services in an intensive program that integrates conventional medicine with complementary and alternative medicine.

MIBH currently seeks a physical therapist, at the Instructor level, who will evaluate and treat patient populations with complex therapy needs associated with post-concussive, cervicogenic, visual-vestibular disorders resultant from military service and elite athletic participation. Duties include:

  • Collaborate in multidisciplinary diagnostics and treatment planning
  • Perform and document initial and ongoing assessments of patient condition, contribute to prognosis and discharge planning development
  • Offer clinical expertise in the assessment of comorbidities contributing to limitations in participation in life activities based on impairments in body function associated with limb loss, movement disorders, spinal injuries, neuropathies, musculoskeletal dysfunction, pain, vestibular dysfunction, central processing disorders, autoimmune disorders, and dysautonomia
  • Interface effectively with all involved clinical departments, including complimentary/alternative health care, Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, community services, and outside referrals where appropriate
  • 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
  • Contribute expertise to full multidisciplinary clinical staff meetings for planning and development of care plans
  • 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
  • Provide information regarding appropriate selection/use of adaptive equipment and support programs
  • Assist with plans of care for those patients who utilize the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, and coordinate external recommendations for fitness.
  • Facilitate and participate in research-related to diagnosis, intervention strategies and outcome measures used to provide the best evidence-based care to those recovering from TBI/concussion injuries

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary for this position is commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • PT currently licensed with Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies to practice Physical Therapy or ability to obtain licensure
  • 5 years direct experience with traumatic brain injury assessment and intervention

Preferred Qualifications:
  • DPT degree
  • 7 years of directly relevant experience including background in neurologic rehabilitation and/or vestibular rehabilitation, specifically related to concussive injuries
  • Experience treating TBI on an interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary team
  • Experience treating military Veterans
  • Experience treating elite level athletes
  • Experience with Epic electronic health record or VA electronic health record

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Current knowledge of or willingness to learn about military culture
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and orally
  • Ability to set objectives, establish priorities and follow initiatives
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution
  • 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
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Strong computer skills including the ability to work with a variety of applications

Special Instructions to Applicants:Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 11609

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20301 - SOM-Rehabilitation Medicine

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 26, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Estelle Brock

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00740670





Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
Work Type: