Under the immediate supervision of the Principal Investigators, the Research Physical Therapist will carry out activities related to training, adaptation, implementation and documentation of the CBPT intervention at FHCSD and CSDP. In addition, the Research Physical Therapist will participate in research team meetings related to the intervention, and participate in interpretation and dissemination of the study findings.
The Research Physical Therapist is responsible for but not limited to the following duties:
Training and Implementation of a Cognitive Behavioral Physical Therapy Intervention 70%
Participate in training to implement a standardized physical therapy examination and intervention protocol. Achieve acceptable performance on assessments related to administering the intervention. Participate in regular quality checks to ensure the fidelity of the interventions.
Participate in the adaptation, implementation, and documentation of the standardized and manualized physical therapy intervention protocol. Provide own transportation to research locations to conduct initial physical therapy examinations, evaluations, and interventions at San Diego and Imperial County research locations. Administer follow-up treatment sessions by telephone.
Administration and Data Management 20%
Maintain interaction with the Principal Investigators, Project Coordinator, and other research staff as necessary, to ensure the integrity of research activities; participate in regular research staff meetings to foster collaborative problem solving. Assist in the management of data including clinical documentation of CBPT sessions, reviewing and responding to quality checks on treatment fidelity, and reviewing study intervention protocols.
Interpretation and Dissemination of Findings 5%
Assist with the interpretation and dissemination of findings from the study. Prepare progress reports and deliver presentations related to the studies as needed (national and local). Disseminate the findings individually or as part of the group to a variety of stakeholders and professional groups. Participate in training clinical partners to apply the adapted CBPT approach in the clinical management of Hispanics/Latinos with chronic spine pain.
Other Duties and Responsibilities as Assigned 5%
A background check (including criminal records check) and Livescan Fingerprint, must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation
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