Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Advertised Summary Job Description: The SMA research portfolio continues to expand and physical therapists play a key role as clinical evaluators in all clinical trials. We currently have an experienced physical therapist and occupational therapist involved in many active SMA studies. An additional physical therapist is needed to expand the clinical trial efforts as well as other important research related initiatives such as outcome measure and biomarker development.
We are currently seeking a physical therapist for a pediatric neuromuscular clinical research center at Columbia University. The therapist will provide clinical physical therapy evaluations and treatment and will work on clinical research studies.
Responsibilities for Physical Therapist Perform clinical evaluations of the pediatric neuromuscular population seen in our clinic. Perform functional and impairment based evaluations. Evaluate patients for rehabilitation, adaptive, and durable medical equipment needs and make recommendations for follow-up and community care. Evaluate, prescribe, and measure patients for appropriate equipment. Responsible for submitting for funding for necessary equipment from third party payers writing detailed letters of medical necessity and appeals as needed. Work closely with regional vendors to provide prescribe and provide custom equipment.
Responsibilities for Clinical Evaluator/ Research Therapist Clinical trial evaluation, spirometry testing, motor function testing, quantitative muscle testing and other clinical and research evaluations of neuromuscular patients. Data collection and entry, scheduling and preparation for study visits Monitoring adherence to regulatory requirements and good clinical practice Assist the investigators in design, planning and implementation of new research projects Assist in writing protocols Assist in maintaining research files and interacting with monitors Communicate with research teams at Columbia University and other institutions Coordinate comprehensive multi-disciplinary care for patients with neuromuscular disease Assist patients in their home care and equipment needs Work with physicians to assess muscle strength and motor function as part of clinical evaluations.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience. Master's Degree or Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
NYS-licensed of eligible; must be able to adhere to Good Clinical Practice and other regulator guidelines.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Requirements: -At least one year of pediatric and juvenile experience preferred -Ability to work in teams, flexibility and a positive attitude -Significant experience with neuromuscular disease--SMA helpful but not required.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_172397
About Columbia University
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.