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UCLA Health Systems

Physical Therapist 3



Full Time

On Site


Santa Monica, California, United States


Under the direction of the Director of Kameron
Gait and Motion Analysis Laboratory, will consent patients for clinical and
research evaluation as indicated, perform physical therapy evaluations and
conduct instrumented gait analysis and related investigations. Components of
computerized gait analysis studies include clinical examination, application of
skin markers and electromyography electrodes, biomechanical and physiological data
collection, interpretation of data and generation of the preliminary version of
the gait analysis report. Will participate in gait evaluation review
meetings along with lab director, lab engineer and orthopedic surgeon to review
the gait laboratory data and preliminary report. Will finalize the report and
upload into the medical record system.Qualifications

Skill in physical therapy assessment and treatment of
patients with cerebral palsy particularly evaluation of muscle tone, range of
motion, posture, functional ability, motor control and compensatory movement
patterns.- REQUIRED

Skill in operating systems and equipment used for
biomechanical instrumented analysis of movement including motion analysis
system, electromyography, force plates, pediobarograph, energy consumption
system, knee joint torque system, and related computers and computer
programs.- PREFERRED

Knowledge about cerebral palsy and related disorders
including possible etiologies, clinical features, associated disabilities,
types of surgical and nonsurgical treatment used, specific physical therapy
treatments, assessment techniques and equipment used.- REQUIRED

Knowledge of mobility devices and assessment of individual
treatment programs. Ability to organize and record data accurately.
Skill in motivating young children and gaining their
cooperation for testing and treatment sessions. - REQUIRED

Skill in communicating clearly and professionally using
proper grammar in written and verbal documents. Ability to communicate
clearly with patients, families, researchers and clinicians. - REQUIRED

Knowledge of normal and abnormal gait kinematics and
muscle firing patterns. - REQUIRED

Physical therapy license in the State of California and
have additional licensure in kinesiological electromyography. - REQUIRED

Ability to work well within a team environment. Interpersonal skills to develop and
maintain cooperative working relationships with children, parents, staff,
other professionals at UCLA and in the community. - REQUIRED

Must have experience working in a gait and motion
laboratory and in the treatment and evaluation of patients with cerebral
palsy. - REQUIRED

Graduate of accredited physical therapy program. Minimum
of BS degree in physical therapy is required. - REQUIRED

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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