Fall 2022 PTP 781 GSI (Physical Therapy)

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How to Apply

All positions require that you submit a cover letter and a resume combined into a single PDF file. 

Course Description

PTP 781-Pediatric ConditionsPositions: Up to 1Effort: 13.7%

Course Description: Introduction to pediatric physical therapy using current best practice frameworks to guide learning and problem solving. Includes a detailed study of typical development and the social, cultural, economic, environmental and health related factors that influence development. Pediatric-onset conditions commonly seen in physical therapy practice are presented with pertinent histology, embryology, risk factors, pathology, etiology, clinical course, and surgical/medical/pharmacological management.

Responsibilities*

The GSI will be responsible for teaching pediatric content in this online lecture based course and administering assessments. The expertise of the GSI will be utilized in meeting course objectives for modules related to pediatric-onset conditions commonly seen in physical therapy practice. Builds upon knowledge gained in prior DPT courses, as applied to the Patient Client Management Model for Physical Therapy. This course has no labs.

Required Qualifications*

  • 1.      Graduate of a CAPTE accredited (or equivalent) professional PT program.

    2.      Doctoral (DPT) degree required.

    3.      Licensed or regulated in a U.S. jurisdiction as a physical therapist.

    4.      One year of full-time (or equivalent) post-licensure clinical experience in physical therapy or relevant content area.

    5.      Contemporary expertise in current best evidence used to support clinical decision-making for pediatric physical therapy practice.

    6.      Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching.

Desired Qualifications*

Member of APTA

ABPTS Board Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy or completion of a Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Contact Information

For further information regarding this position, please contact Melissa Richardson, Business Administrator Senior, College of Health Sciences at the University of Michigan-Flint at 810-424-5574 or at memrich@umich.edu

Decision Making Process

We estimate that all positions will be filled, and the applicants notified by August 15, 2022. The percentage of effort for each position is detailed in the posting. GSI and Faculty should check in regularly to ensure that the outline on the fraction calculation accurately reflects the effort.

Selection Process

Applicants will be reviewed by the faculty noted on the job description; in cases where the faculty is TBA the Director will review applications in consultation with faculty who teach in that subject area.  They will review the cover letter and resume submitted as part of the application. 

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