This position requires a degree in physical therapy.
Applicant must have a Tennessee State License for Physical Therapy before the hire date.
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Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute (PBPRI) at Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center is seeking applicants for a PT I term position in the 1-year (12 month) Neurological Residency Program in Physical Therapy. The Neurological Residency Program is a joint venture between Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Belmont University and is designed to prepare the resident to sit for the Neurological Clinical Specialist (NCS) examination.
PBPRI is the outpatient interdisciplinary neurological rehabilitation program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In this dynamic environment, Physical Therapists work as a team with colleagues in occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and social work to promote community re-entry, and vocational and/or academic transitioning for the patients at PBPRI. Practice within the seating and mobility clinic involves collaboration with credentialed suppliers of seating and mobility devices and collaboration with multidisciplinary clinics.
The resident's responsibilities in the program are as follows:
At PBPRI, the resident will evaluate and treat patients with acquired brain injury and other neurological conditions including traumatic brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, falls risk, and vestibular disorders. Advanced foundational knowledge and skill-based instruction will be delivered via one-on-one mentoring for an average of 4 hours/week. In total, the resident will receive at least 150 hours of mentoring during the program. In addition, the resident will participate in 75 hours of didactic coursework over the 1 year program.
The resident will spend time each week involved in classroom and lab-based teaching experiences and other clinical observation experiences outside of Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute (e.g., Vanderbilt Orthopedics Institute, Vanderbilt Dayani Center, VUMC Acute Care PT service, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, etc.). In addition, the resident will have the opportunity to participate in several specialty clinics, including Adult Wheelchair Seating and Mobility, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Movement Disorder and Facial Synkinesis Clinics.
The ideal candidate will have a strong professional interest in neurological rehabilitation and a desire to become a Neurological Clinical Specialist.
Other duties include but are not limited to :
· Participate in regularly scheduled webinars
· Attendance at two on-site modules presented by the Neurologic Physical Therapy Education Consortium may be required as part of the Residency. Vanderbilt University will pay the full tuition payment for the resident's participation in the Consortium. The resident is responsible for the flight, hotel and food associated with the two modules of the Consortium, which are four days in length
Basic Qualifications :
License/Certification Required :
Requirements for Application :
Applications needed to submitted initially through the PTCAS system of the APTA. Applications will be accepted from October 1, 2018 through December 1, 2018.
Interviews will be scheduled in January of 2018.
The residency program will begin in August of 2019.
Please send completed application materials to:
Jennifer Meyer, PT, DPT, NCS
Clinical Residency Director at Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute
1215 21st Avenue South, Suite 9211
Nashville, TN 37232
The resident will be considered a Vanderbilt employee for the term of their clinical experience at Vanderbilt.
The resident shall be considered to be and shall be treated solely as a PT Resident and with an employment term of one year with no expectation of receiving future employment whether from Vanderbilt or Belmont, beyond their employment by Vanderbilt during the term of the clinical experience.
Shift: This is a full-time position; 40 hours per week; 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday-Friday.
Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation.
This is a term position. A Term position is a staff position that exists for a period of six months or longer. Although a position may exist for a specified or indefinite period, staff who accept term positions are not guaranteed employment for the entire period; they are employed for indefinite periods within the limit of the appointment. There are no guarantees of continued employment, either within the term or when the term ends.
The Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute (PBRI) expands the traditional services of the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center by providing comprehensive neuro-rehabilitation services including:
The Institute serves as the neurological outpatient rehabilitation center for adolescents and adults at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Common neurological diagnoses treated include traumatic brain injury, stroke, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors and balance disorders. An individualized, structured program is designed for each patient with a goal of maximizing independence in physical, cognitive and emotional functioning.
Our therapists work together as a team to ensure they are addressing issues with physical, cognitive, and emotional functioning, as well as communication, visual perception and daily living. Because the goals of each phase of the rehabilitation process differ, each outpatient therapy program may emphasize different therapies and different levels or aspects of functioning. For more information, please visit:
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