Physical Therapist - Motion Analysis


Position Details

Department: PCMG-MAIN | Gait Laboratory
Category: Rehab/Therapy
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 800507
Posted On: 12/4/2023

Position Summary

Posting Note: This position involves examination and analysis of patients referred to the Motion Analysis Laboratory for gait analysis, movement disorders and return to sport testing. The physical therapist will be working with a variety of patients with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, skeletal dysplasia, clubfoot, movement disorders, recreational athletes to college athletes and even some typically developing children for research purposes. This position involves working as a team daily with engineers, physical therapists and physicians. Main duties include detailed physical examination, collection of motion analysis data, data interpretation, data organization, report generation, and collaboration with care providers to create treatment plans. Other duties may include working with research subjects, students and volunteers, technical writing, community outreach and professional presentations. Must be proficient with basic computer skills and willingness to learn other technical skills.

This position involves examination and analysis of patients referred to the Motion Analysis Laboratory. Main duties include physical examination, collection of motion analysis data, report generation, and collaboration with care providers to create treatment plans. Other duties may include working with students and volunteers, technical writing, and professional presentations.

Position Duties

  1. Conducts physical examinations and motion analysis studies demonstrating knowledge of anatomy, physiology, motion capture theory and child development necessary to gain patient compliance with testing procedures and to ensure data quality.
  2. Creates clinical reports based upon motion analysis testing and complies with Joint Commission documentation standards, including participation in Total Quality Management.
  3. Builds and maintains rapport with internal and external referral sources, collaborates on data interpretation and treatment planning. Delivers results in a timely fashion.
  4. Builds and maintains rapport within the department, hospital and community, professionally interacting with physicians, families and hospital/community personnel.
    • Preparation and participation in-service training programs on a regular basis.
    • Supervises and directs volunteers and/or students, providing input into their performance evaluations.
  5. Assists in preparation of scientific manuscripts and presentations
  6. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values


To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families


Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. BA or higher degree from a school accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Significant training or practice in a pediatric rehabilitation therapy department
2. Significant training or practice in a clinical motion analysis laboratory
3. Demonstrated experience in written/oral presentations; demonstrated understanding of basic statistical methods
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy license prior to start date
2. AZ DPS fingerprint clearance card prior to start date
3. BLS certification for Health care Provider from the American Heart Association prior to start date
Special Skills
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Team oriented & detail oriented
2. Strong English language communication skills: speaking, writing, presentation
3. Willing to travel for education and training (2-10 days/year)
4. Computer literate with emphasis on Microsoft Windows and Office Suite products
5. Spanish or Native American language skills
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing - Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) - Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) - Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing - Frequently
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling - Constantly
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching - Constantly
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting - Constantly
8. Physical Requirement - Standing - Constantly
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling - Constantly
10. Physical Requirement - Talking - Frequently
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling - Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking - Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision - Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision - Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination - Constantly
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment - Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance - Frequently
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance - Occasionally
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment - Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas - Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels - Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases - Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid - Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles - Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure - Applicable
26. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure - Applicable
27. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals - Applicable
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