Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Director of Research, Department Administrator and/or the Chair of the Department, the Research Therapist (Occupational or Physical Therapist) will be responsible for scheduling and providing treatments to patients enrolled in clinical research.
1.Review and be familiar with the purpose and various therapeutic treatments for diverse research studies within the Department of Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine.
2.Schedule and confirm patient appointments.
3.Examine patients in collaboration with Principal Investigators/ research personnel and other health care professionals in an outpatient setting to assess for appropriateness of specific study related intervention, provide quality care and to strengthening continuity of care.
4.Maintain up to date patient visit logs, case report forms, and documentation as related to research treatment.
5.Complete documentation as required by the Institutional Review Board and maintain documentation up to date.
7.Participate in the rehabilitative care of patients in various neurologic pathologies throughout the lifespan, ranging in age from infants and toddlers to the elderly. This includes, but is not limited to diagnoses such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and spinal cord injuries.
8.Communicate effectively by providing teaching to patients and their families regarding disease processes, purpose and details of research, the purpose and type of care the patient will receive and be able to respond promptly and effectively to inquiries from patients regarding their care relating to their participation in the study as they arise.
9.Independently utilize robotic technology (both commercial robotics as well as robotics devices in developmental stages) to deliver patient care.
10.Participate in the recruitment and orientation of patients interested in participating in research.
11.Effectively communicate with engineers and other researcher personnel regarding equipment and patient performance.
12.Assisting patients with coordination of services in a professional manner to ensure overall patient satisfaction.
13.Develop, review, and appropriately update policies, protocols, standards of practice, standard operating procedures and scope of clinical practice for the Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine.
14.Functions within the standards of practice established by the American Physical and/or Occupational Therapy Association. Acts within the policies and procedures of the University, hospital, and clinical department.
15.Work on special projects and perform other related duties assigned or requested.
16. Other duties as delegated.
General Minimum Qualifications: Masters in Physical or Occupational Therapy or equivalent in education, training, and experience. Licensed in the State of New York.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Must have excellent clinical skills in a high-volume, high-pressure environment. Must be able to work independently and efficiently. Must be able to interact with all levels of staff and must have an understanding of patient confidentiality. Must be highly motivated, dependable, and detail oriented individual who can be creative and take initiative as needed. Bilingual with Spanish is preferred.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in treatment of neurological pathologies preferred. 1-2 years of related patient care experience.
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.
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.