Rutgers University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Piscataway, New Jersey. Rutgers University is a member of the Big Ten Conference and NCAA Division I. RWJBarnabas Health & Rutgers University invite applications for the position of Physical Therapist to provide services to the University's intercollegiate athletic population. The successful candidate will provide physical therapy services to student-athletes; utilizing accepted methods of examination/evaluation, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy techniques and mechanical modalities, and other interventions, as needed to carry out rehabilitation protocols. Primary responsibilities to football student-athletes.
As directed by the Director of Athletic Training in coordination with the Chief Medical officer and Team Physicians, will provide physical therapy services to student-athletes; utilizing accepted methods of examination/evaluation, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy techniques and mechanical modalities, and other interventions, as needed to carry out rehabilitation protocols. Meets the student athlete’s needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining physical therapy treatment plans in consultation with the team physician or by prescription.
Direct and assure injury rehabilitation (implementation and evaluation of individual treatment plans for student athletes) through consultation with sports medicine staff and other health service providers. Provide reports when requested.
Incorporate and maintain current rehabilitative instruction guidelines for all Rutgers University Sports Medicine Staff. Foster communication, within the bounds of confidentiality and other related matters of propriety, by making sure that relevant information is set forth and present to coaches, sports medicine personnel and other health service providers, as well as to student athletes in a clear, concise and cogent format. Assist with the compilation, input, organization, and maintenance of accurate and valid treatment records.
Share in the responsibility of maintaining and organizing the athletic training room system. Regular day, evening and weekend hours are required; Travel is required.
Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Applications should include cover letter, resume and list of professional references. Applications sent directly to department personnel without submission via this link will not be considered. Additional inquiries may be directed to David Borchardt, Director of Athletic Training, at email@example.com.
Must possess a degree from an institution that is recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association’s Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.
Must be certified by the American Physical Therapy Association.
Must possess or be eligible for Physical Therapy Licensure in the State of New Jersey.
Experience managing multiple tasks, and while working proficiently under pressure.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with efficiency and effectiveness.
3 years of experience in a collegiate or professional athletic performance setting, or equivalent.
Education and experience in the field of Athletic Training with previous or current certification by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (BOC)
About Rutgers The State University of New Jersey
The Rutgers Division of Intercollegiate Athletics sponsors 24 intercollegiate sports, comprised of 14 women’s and 10 men’s programs, that compete at the Division I level. The Scarlet Knights are members of the prestigious Big Ten Conference, the nation’s premier academic and athletic conference, after officially joining the league on July 1, 2014. Known as “The Birthplace of College Football, Rutgers hosted Princeton on Nov. 6, 1869 in the first intercollegiate football game, with RU earning a 6-4 victory.