Physical Therapist II
Posted on: October 8, 2021
The primary responsibility for the Physical Therapist II
is to provide therapy and support for rehabilitation programs with
a focus on wounded warriors with traumatic brain injury,
amputations, and other injuries, using standard clinical therapies,
as well as innovative virtual rehabilitation therapies. Create and
test novel rehabilitation programs for wounded warriors, innovating
use of virtual reality for improvement in performance, conducting
field research to determine physical and cognitive performance of
specialized military teams, and creating mobile testing and
rehabilitation programs. Duties include planning and executing
laboratory and field research, maintaining substantial knowledge of
state-of-the-art principles and theories, systematic collection of
data, interpretation and evaluation of data in a planned manner,
and contributing to scientific literature and conferences. The
Physical Therapist II will work independently to achieve day-to-day
objectives and on larger, complex projects and assignments with
moderate impact on program results and project deliverables.
The Physical Therapist II will be required to execute a full
range of direct physical therapy procedures, diagnostic, and
treatment services for military personnel. This person will
integrate a number of program services and functions into overall
management of the physical therapy program requiring thorough
knowledge of program objectives, program services, methods, and
techniques necessary to effectively accomplish the program goals.
In this role, you will be required to work effectively with a team
of researchers and clinicians at the Naval Health Research Center,
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Naval Medical Center
San Diego, and other collaborating military, academic, and private
Requirements include but are not limited to:
Develops solutions to technical problems that require depth of
Communicates with colleagues across multiple areas (project
managers, other technical resources, etc) on research
rehabilitation and project work including proposals, research
protocols, agreements, research administration and regulatory
documents, reports, and scientific presentations and
Communicate effectively and professionally with internal and
external government, contract, and collaborator project team
Explains technical solutions, practices and procedures to others
within the organization.
Requires working knowledge of and ability to apply standards,
principles, theories, concepts, and techniques of technical
Develop research proposals with an interdisciplinary team for
multiple funding agencies and sponsors, incorporating comprehensive
statements of work, letters of support, and budget proposals.
Develop standard operating procedures for physical therapy
conducted within research protocols; apply research rehabilitation
methods to patient care
Perform comprehensive neurological, vestibular, orthopedic, and
physical evaluation of service members referred with a history of
traumatic brain injury, as well as other injuries.
Evaluate and manage vestibular and complex neurological
disorders utilizing advanced clinical techniques including
technically advanced computerized equipment (i.e. posturography,
in-vision system, and proprio system).
Develop history and physical evaluation method to test
Combine exams with information from specialized test results,
physician and other health care provider histories and physicals,
radiographic, and laboratory exams
Develop independent treatment plan for each patient utilizing a
combination of standard physical and occupational therapy
modalities, as well as innovative treatment modalities
Incorporate measurable and objective patient short and long
range rehabilitation goals
Conduct follow-up to determine level of rehabilitation
progression and modifications needed, as well as establish future
Conduct evaluations to determine discharge recommendations
Apply age appropriate care
Provide expert clinical opinion and support care rendered by
support staff to ensure treatment plans are being carried out as
Ensures appropriate practice as set by the American Physical
Develop research and rehabilitation protocols, presentations,
publications, and reports
Travel domestically and internationally as required for project,
program, and contract needs.
Model Leidos Mission, Vision, and Values and adhere to the
Leidos Code of Conduct at all times.
Master’s or Doctoral degree from an American Physical Therapy
Association accredited university.
Holds a current, valid license to practice Physical Therapy from
any state of the United States of America.
Has been in practice for 2 years prior to applying for the
position and at least 6 months of experience in vestibular
Attended advanced training in neurological or traumatic brain
Demonstrates mastery of clinical modalities and equipment.
Advanced knowledge of physical therapy theory, neurological
evaluation methods and techniques, professional medical
rehabilitation and therapeutic principles. Extensive clinical
experience and training with integrating complex medical conditions
and designing individualized treatment plans based on documented
objective findings from the evaluation process.
Ability to develop rapport with patients, their family members,
and clinic/hospital/NHRC/WRNMMC staff to develop
confidence and cooperation.
Ability to communicate clearly, both written and oral, the
intended plan of care
Technical understanding in the use of Traumatic Brain Injury and
Must be a U.S. Citizen and able to obtain a Secret Clearance
Able to travel locally, nationally, and internationally as
needed for meetings and conferences
External Referral Bonus:
External Referral Bonus $:
Potential for Telework:
Clearance Level Required:
Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
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