Director of Physical Therapy (Academic Rank DOQ)

University of Nebraska Medical Center UNMC
Omaha, NE
Closing date
Jun 12, 2023

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Director of Physical Therapy (Academic Rank DOQ) GENERAL REQUISITION INFORMATION

EEO Statement: UNMC is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, including an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Location Omaha, NE Requisition Number: 2022-369 Department MMI Physical Therapy 50000697 Business Unit(College/Institute) Munroe-Meyer Institute FTE: 100 Reg-Temp Full-Time Regular Work Schedule 8:00am - 5:00pm; Hours May Vary Requisition Category Faculty Requisition Title Director of Physical Therapy (Academic Rank DOQ) Job Title/Academic Rank Director of Physical Therapy (Academic Rank DOQ) Additional Requisition Title Appointment Type P1 - REG HLTH FAC SAL Salary Range Salary Commensurate with Experience Job/EEO Category Faculty Job Requisition Begin Date 12/09/2022 Position Qualification

Position Summary The Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation (MMI) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is accepting applications for a physical therapist with a proven track record of academic medical center leadership to serve as the Director of Physical Therapy (Academic Rank DOQ). The Director of Physical Therapy will provide leadership and oversight of all clinical, educational, and research programs within the department and is responsible for developing the strategic plan for delivery of physical therapy services in the state and region.Essential functions include:
  • Leading a team of 20+ talented pediatric physical therapists who provide early intervention, school-based, outpatient, Newborn Intensive Care Unit/developmental follow-up and interdisciplinary clinical services with a focus on populations who have intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/D).
  • Building capacity for and supporting PT department training programs which include: entry level pediatric curriculum for DPT students in the College of Allied Health Professions, Department of Physical Therapy, graduate level courses, clinical affiliations for PT students at all levels of training, and an accredited ABPTRFE Clinical Residency Program in Pediatrics (accredited since 2010).
  • Providing guidance and support for a young team of researchers working within a suite of labs. These labs are equipped with a state-of-art Maker's Space, virtual reality lab and a variety of tools that assist in analyzing movement, motor learning paradigms, and intervention outcomes.
  • Working in partnership with the MMI Institute Director and Business Services on all clinical, research, staffing, program development, recruitment/hiring, budgetary, and philanthropic initiatives.
  • Working with the MMI Director of Business Services to monitor fiscal and budgetary performance of the physical therapy service lines.
  • Managing daily staffing, performance management, clinical competency, recruitment, and retention of physical therapy providers.
  • Working with financial and billing representatives to optimize physical therapy service reimbursement.
  • Increasing extramural grant funding within the department of physical therapy.
  • Fostering collaborative partnerships with all MMI departments, other educational institutions, and colleges on campus as well as across the community and state.

Specific knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Effective professional management skills, including the ability to plan, organize and schedule work with a focus on key priorities and deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to build and lead high-performing teams, providing clear direction and guidance
  • Sound judgement in decision-making; flexibility and adaptability to change

Review of applicants will occur on a rolling basis as recruitment is ongoing. Rank will depend on qualifications. Applicants should upload with their application a letter of interest and curriculum vitae.
About MMI Physical Therapy: The department currently provides/co-coordinates the pediatric curriculum of the University of NE Medical Center entry-level doctoral program in the Division of PT Education and providing clinical rotation training to entry-level PT students. Other training includes an ABPTFRE-accredited pediatric residency program provided in conjunction with the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders (LEND) program. Current research programs (both funded) examine the use of virtual reality in Hand Arm Bimanual Intensive Training (HABIT) and the START-Play early intervention approach for infants at risk of Cerebral Palsy. The Physical Therapy Department serves the Omaha and Bellevue Public Schools for educationally-related services, provides out-patient services to individuals with developmental disability throughout the lifespan, and serves infants in two Newborn Intensive Care Units in Omaha as well as in the Tracking Infant Statewide (TIPS) developmental follow-up program.
About MMI: MMI is one of the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive intellectual and developmental disability centers in the world. MMI's mission is "to be world leaders in transforming the lives of all individuals with disabilities and complex health care needs, their families and the community through outreach, engagement, premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care". MMI utilizes an interdisciplinary team approach that assures a comprehensive integration of our four pillars: research, clinical services, education, and community engagement. MMI recently moved in the world's most advanced, 220,000 sq ft facility for diagnostics and care of individuals with IDD. MMI is one of eight academic units of UNMC. MMI has an annual budget of more than $40M, a grant portfolio of >$16M, approximately 500 employees, and our 17 disciplines provide about 90,000 clinical services each year serving individuals with disabilities and complex medical needs across the lifespan. MMI is a federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and has a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program. MMI provides limitless opportunities for clinical programming, innovative research, and community engagement. MMI is committed to expanding and supporting a diverse workforce as well as a diverse patient population to reflect the rich diversity in our culture including differences in ability, age, appearance, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, immigration status, language, nationality, race, religion, sex, sexuality, socio-economic status and other personal identities and experiences.
About Omaha: With a metro area population of more than 1 million, Omaha is a vibrant, family centric, affordable city, with committed community partners, fiercely loyal and extremely generous community. Omaha is known for its progressive dining scene, myriad of cultural events, and friendly people. Omaha was recently ranked by Forbes as one of the most livable and affordable cities in the US and ranked by US News in the top 30 Best Places to Live in the US.Individuals from diverse populations are encouraged to apply. Required Qualifications
  • Post-professional Doctorate (preferred) with academic and administrative experience
  • Minimum of 5 years' clinical experience in the field of Pediatric Physical Therapy; pediatric clinical specialty certification desirable
  • Credentialed PT, eligible for licensure to practice in the state of NE
  • Experience with OR strong desire to nurture/support a clinical-translational, academic mission, post-secondary education; graduate coursework/committees, and pediatric PT residency program
  • Team builder interested in working collaboratively and creatively across disciplines to develop meaningful programs for children/families with disabilities, to advance pediatric PT clinical-translational research and to build graduate (post-entry level) curriculum related to ID/D
Supplemental Qualifications Working Environment & Physical Requirements WORKING ENVIRONMENT

The information provided below best describes the Environment in which the primary function of the position is performed. Check the appropriate box(es) that best describes the Environment in which the primary function of the position is performed. Office environment, Clinical environment Other working environment NA PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT

Bending, stooping, twisting Occasionally Crawling Occasionally Driving Occasionally Kneeling Occasionally Reaching Occasionally Sitting 2-5 hours Standing Occasionally Squatting Occasionally Walking Occasionally EXPOSURES

Atmospheric No Blood/body fluids Yes Chemical hazards No Working on or around moving machinery No Electrical current No Noise No Changes of temperature/humidity No Wear PPE No Work with laboratory animals No Radiation Operating hand/power tools No If you answered yes to any area above, please explain Potential exposure to blood, urine, vomit or other bodily fluids. Hand/Wrists

Fine Manipulation Both Repetitive Motion Both Grasping Both If you selected any area above, please explain Addtional

Describe any other aspects and demands of the job not listed in this description. EEO Statement EEO Statement

EEO Statement The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work and learning environment free from discrimination and harassment. UNMC is dedicated to creating an environment where everyone feels valued, respected and included. UNMC does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNMC complies with all local, state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. C.V.
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Doc
Requisition Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have, or will you possess in the near future, a Doctoral degree in the area(s) identified in this posting?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear about this position?
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    • Lincoln Journal Star
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    • Omaha World Herald
    • UNMC Job Site
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  3. * If Other, please specify the source. Otherwise, indicate NA.
    (Open Ended Question)

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