At DMU you will make a meaningful contribution to the dynamic future of Medicine and Health Sciences. DMU is seeking a physical therapist to provide direct patient care to individuals with physical impairments and/or functional limitations in outpatient clinic setting. The physical therapist provides an evaluation and screening of all systems, coordinates a physical therapy program and provides treatment intervention within the DMU Physical Therapy clinic or the DMU Physical Therapy Clinic and Sports Performance Center. Serve as a clinical instructor/preceptor for DMU clinical programs and job shadowing experiences. Provide education to patients/families, DMU and the community on the profession of physical therapy. Conduct lectures and labs for students of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and perform the following duties.
What you’ll do:
Coordinate one or more courses for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and assume responsibility for the development and updates of the course syllabus/syllabi.
Teach in one or more courses within the physical therapy curriculum.
If expertise in a given instructional area is sought by other university departments, teaching opportunities will be coordinated between the faculty member and Department of Physical Therapy Chair.
Prepare and deliver lectures and labs to physical therapy students. Develop course materials for assigned areas of teaching. Stimulate class discussions. Develop, administer, and grade/review examinations.
Utilize technology-based applications to facilitate teaching and assigned curricular content delivery.
Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and disseminate findings in peer-reviewed venues, as assigned by the Department Chair and reflected in the FTE allocations.
Perform Physical Therapy in the outpatient clinic.
What we’re looking for:
Must be a graduate from an accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy program, plus 4 years of experience in an outpatient and sports therapy setting preferred.
Preference will be given to candidates with an academic doctoral degree or committed to enrolling in an academic doctoral degree program.
Must have served as a clinical instructor to physical therapy students.
Able to safely lift, push, pull and carry objects and patients as associated with patient care. Must be able to perform repetitive standing, sitting, squatting, bending and twisting as associated with patient care. Ability to safely lift and physically manipulate patients.
Able to perform diagnostic tests and evaluations for physical therapy patients. Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.
Must possess or be eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in Iowa and maintain an active physical therapy license in Iowa.
*To see the full job description go to Position Description at the bottom of this posting.
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Founded in 1898, Des Moines University is a premier medical and health sciences institution comprising three colleges– College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, and College of Health Sciences – offering ten graduate degree programs. Join us as we impact the future of medicine and healthcare in our new state-of-the-art campus opening in West Des Moines in 2023.
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Department: Department of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Work Schedule: Variable schedule depending on location - Monday thru Friday, must be available until 6pm
Founded in 1898 in Iowa’s capital city, Des Moines University is a postgraduate medical university comprised of three colleges – College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and College of Health Sciences – that offer nine graduate degree programs. Des Moines University combines the top advantages in medical education available today: an expert faculty, a rigorous and relevant curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, a dynamic and diverse research environment, and a supportive, inclusive community of students and faculty active in learning and service. By consistently producing outstanding graduates who excel in their careers, DMU maintains one of the strongest reputations in the sphere of American medical education.