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Physical Therapist

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply. An official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position. Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application. All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Physical Therapist
Department Student Health Service
Job Location Oxford
Job Type Full-Time
Job Description

This is a professional position in which the incumbent provides evaluation and treatment for habilitation and rehabilitation for University of Mississippi students and employees as a result of disease, injury, or loss of body part. The incumbent will report to the Director of the Student Health Center and Employee Health Services and develops and evaluates treatment plans for student athletes. This person provides physical therapy through the Student Health Center and Athletic Department.

Job Responsibilities

Applies diagnostic and prognostic muscle, nerve, joint, and functional ability tests to evaluate patient needs.
Develops and implements physical therapy program for patients using therapeutic or rehabilitative exercises, modalities, gait training, etc. Provides direct, age appropriate care for patients undergoing treatment.
Develops and evaluates treatment plans for student athletes.
Participates in discharge planning; develops and explains written home program; follow-up appointments; ongoing treatment plans when treatment goals have not been met.
Conducts and/or participates in training medical, nursing, Athletic Trainers, and other health related personnel in physical therapy techniques and objectives.
Adapts conventional physical therapy techniques to meet needs of patients unable to comprehend verbal commands or carry out therapeutic exercises.
Develops and utilizes safety precautions for the patient, care giver, and support personnel.
Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.
These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring Department.
1. Evaluates patient needs and develops physical therapy programs for habilitation and rehabilitation.
2. Develops treatment programs for student athletes.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited college or University.

AND
Licensure:
Must be licensed or eligible to receive a license by the State of Mississippi to practice Physical Therapy.

Special instructions to applicants

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply.

An official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position.

Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.

All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
If part-time, specific number of hours per week
Published Salary Actual salary will depend on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget.
Exceptional Employment Benefits

The University of Mississippi is proud to offer a comprehensive salary and generous benefits package. Benefits include employer-paid portions of medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. In addition, the UM retirement program includes an employer contribution. UM offers generous paid holiday time off, personal (vacation) and medical leave for most employees – staff members accrue personal and medical leave based on their years of service. UM was named the state’s healthiest workplace among all Mississippi colleges and universities and offers wellness programs. For eight consecutive years, UM has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For information about our employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview (http://hr.olemiss.edu/benefits/).

Job Open Date 10/04/2017
Employee Category Professional / Administrative
Employee Designation Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this particular job opening?
    • University of Mississippi website
    • Print ad/newspaper
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • WIN Job Center/MDES Jobs Website
    • Professional meeting or conference
    • Professional journal and through a professional organization
    • Professional list service
    • Listed at historically black or predominately minority college or university
    • Predominately minority-targeted publication
    • Other institution/laboratory/program
    • Referred by a friend who is an employee of the University
    • I am a current employee
  2. * Do you have at least a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy from a four-year college or university?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you licensed (or eligible to receive a license by the State of Mississippi) to practice Physical Therapy?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please describe your experience (if any) or certification(s) in orthopedic or sports related physical therapy.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume / Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of Professional References