Instructor (Physical Therapist – Clinical)

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University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Section of Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplantation, Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center


Physical Therapist – Clinical

Position #00781635– Requisition #20384

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The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplantation, Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center has an opening for a full-time Instructor (Physical Therapist – Clinical) position. 

Nature of Work:


  • The University of Colorado Anschutz Campus Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center (HTC) is a specialized clinical center of excellence for children and adults with bleeding and clotting disorders within the School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics.  It provides direct comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to 2400 patients with bleeding and clotting disorders throughout a multi-state region.  The unit is comprised of clinical services, laboratory services, pharmacy services, research services and patient psychosocial support programs. 
  • This full time Physical Therapist position is responsible for providing physical therapy services for the HTC including clinical care and education for the bleeding and clotting disorders population.  Bleeding patients are the majority of patients and are seen for annual multidisciplinary evaluations as well as visits for acute bleeding episodes, chronic arthropathy caused by bleeding, related orthopedic and functional concerns, and pain complaints. Clotting patients will be seen on an as needed basis for assessment of their affected limb and for post-thrombotic syndrome functional complications. 
  • This position involves seeing patients on the Anschutz Campus, as well as at current and future outreach clinics in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. There may be opportunities for research participation that align with the clinical responsibilities. This position may also provide physical therapy education and representation at community events such as education weekends, outdoor recreation events, and hemophilia summer and family camps.  Periodic travel to outreach clinics, regional and national meetings, and educational events will be required.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

Position Emphasis:

Providing skilled physical therapy services for the care of patients with bleeding and clotting disorders as a member of a multidisciplinary team, including:

  • Providing physical therapy evaluation and intervention for bleeding disorder patients during comprehensive clinic visits (in person and telehealth)
  • Evaluating and assessing the impact of hemophilic bleeding and hemophilic arthropathy on the patient’s musculoskeletal system and nervous system and its effect on Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s), gait and mobility
  • Using examination findings to identify problem areas, plan intervention and educate patients regarding the management of their bleeding disorder
  • Planning and implementing physical therapy treatment plans
  • Educating patients on an individualized approach to general fitness and activities in the context of their bleeding disorder
  • Performing physical therapy evaluations for bleeding disorder patients during acute joint and muscle bleeding visits (in person or by telehealth)
  • Providing differential diagnosis of acute bleeding episodes, including where the bleeding episode is located based on musculoskeletal and motor expertise
  • Providing teaching on bleed identification to patients, family members and other healthcare providers
  • Assessing musculoskeletal and neurological impact of acute bleeding episodes in patients
  • Collaborating with the multidisciplinary care team to develop a treatment plan for acute bleeding episodes
  • Initiating acute bleed interventions which may include activity restrictions/guidelines, equipment needs, therapeutic interventions, including: gait training, PRICE and splinting for pain relief and enhancing function, exercise instruction and follow-up planning
  • Regular outpatient follow-up for post-bleed/subacute physical therapy including therapeutic exercise, activity progression, balance and coordination training, motor control reeducation, manual therapy, and sport-specific training
  • Providing pre-and post-operative orthopedic surgery physical therapy and patient education
  • Effectively documenting all patient visits in the electronic medical record and preparing evaluations and reports
  • Following all federal and institutional research guidelines for ethical research including HIPAA and IRB regulations during care of patients participating in research studies. Participation in research will be in line with clinical responsibilities, and as such evaluation and documentation of findings will be in accordance with research protocols as well as clinical standards
  • Preparing and presenting educational presentations within the bleeding-disorders community, to schools and organizations who serve this population, and to other physical therapists and students
  • Serving as a physical therapy resource for other healthcare providers, most specifically other community-based physical therapists to whom the bleeding disorder population is referred
  • Evaluating limb function in patients with post-thrombotic disorder and potentially developing treatment plans
PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $65,000 to $110,600.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

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

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus 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 checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

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Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line. 


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Diversity and Equity:

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Office of Equity:

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. 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.

Minimum Qualfications:

  • Degree from an accredited School of Physical Therapy
  • Applicant must be licensed as a physical therapist in the state in which applicant currently practices.  Obtaining licensure in the state of Colorado is required for this position.  Multiple adjoining state licensure will be required in the future. We will pay for out of state licensure that is needed for the care of HTC patients
  • Minimum of 2 years of clinical practice as a licensed physical therapist 
  • Must have experience with electronic medical records documentation or willingness to learn 
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must successfully pass a drug test through Children’s Hospital Colorado
  • Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal background check
Preferred Qualifications:

  • DPT degree
  • Previous experience in orthopedics and/or sports medicine
  • Proficiency with point of care musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Minimum of 1 year of clinical experience working with patients with bleeding disorders
  • Applicant will possess the qualities of being detail-oriented, self-motivated and a fast learner with good time management skills
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills with the ability to take direction
  • Experience with effective public speaking/presentation skills
  • Experience with clinical research
  • Experience with quality and process improvement

  • Skills in working in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment with a medical, psychosocial and administrative team to facilitate and develop patient treatment plans
  • Strong computer skills
  • Working knowledge of caring for patients with chronic conditions
  • Professional demeanor and experience that demonstrates problem solving skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong communication skills

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Apr 1, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Job No:
Posted: 4/3/2021
Application Due: 7/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time