Supervisor - Motion Lab - Orthopedic Sports Med Program (1.0 FTE, Days)

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Category: Clinical Services
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Location:  Sunnyvale CA 94087
Req: 16099
FTE: 1

Clinical Services

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

The Motion Lab Supervisor oversees the daily operations of the Motion Lab and performs biomechanical and clinical evaluations of human movements during sport tasks using motion capture equipment and functions as a physical therapy provider. The supervisor is responsible for work scheduling, staffing, hiring, orientation, competency training and completion of performance evaluations. Liaises with community outreach teams to promote knowledge of lab services. Provides expertise and support for research projects in the Motion Lab. Supervises all Motion Lab staff and ensures proper training. 

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).

  • Directs and supervises Motion lab staff and assures proper training and documentation of all clinically relevant data and information on EPIC, in compliance with HIPAA regulations and collaboration with ISS

  • Works with staff to design appropriate work schedules for subordinate employees and plans daily work assignments in order to maintain adequate staffing to meet customer service needs.

  • Directs and manages regular case review sessions with physicians, physical therapists, biomechanists, and athletic trainers. Acts as subject expert in physical therapy and provides technical interpretation, feedback, and educational experiences for care team to improve understanding of biomechanical data to be utilized towards improved clinical outcomes

  • Performs all necessary patient care documentation, including assessment, plan of care, progress notes, discharge summaries, and charges for evaluation and treatment. Documentation reflects patient status, progress or change, participation by patient and family in goal setting and delivery of care.

  • Runs motion capture software to collect and process movement data. Creates and interprets 3D Kinematics and Kinetics. 

  • Identifies needs for equipment repair or upgrade to maintain quality of care. Makes recommendations for selection and purchase of specific equipment and supplies.

  • Conducts independent research, including planning, design and execution of studies.

  • Identifies and seeks out scholarly publication and presentation opportunities.

  • Develops relationships with outside agencies, payers, physicians, teams, institutions, and the greater community including sports programs to promote and expand the knowledge of the Motion Lab’s services. 

  • Provides training and educational programs on performance, safety, and technology available and to create funding opportunities for research in new areas.

  • Liaises with Rehab team regarding ongoing collaboration and educational opportunities with rehab staff.

  • Supports and coordinates with the Biomechanist in development of research questions, proposals and research projects and presents findings to the scientific community at national and international meetings. 

  • Develops and implements quality assurance programs to ensure the accuracy and reliability of clinically relevant exam methods and measures. 

  • Acts as clinical liaison between MSPL and physician and community outreach teams. 

  • Utilizes all software relating to data collection, processing, and analysis such as Vicon Nexus, Polygon, Noraxon Myopressure, Novel Emed, Delsys EMG, and Retul.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Master’s degree in Physical Therapy

Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience 

License/Certification: Physical Therapy in the state of California by the Physical Therapy Board of California required.

License/Certification: Orthopeadic Clinical Specialist (OCS),-OR- Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS), -OR- Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

  • Knowledge of Vicon System

  • Knowledge of Noraxon/Zebris/Cosmos pressure platform instrumented treadmill.

  • Ability to work effectively both as a team player and leader. 

  • Ability to work well with individuals at all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to budget, make financial projections and write reports

  • Strong anatomy skills.

  • Knowledge of biomechanics.

  • Ability to understand the graphical results of three dimensional inverse dynamics during sport maneuvers.

  • A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

  • Ability to develop and document clearly and accurately treatment goals that are realistic, measurable, appropriate, functionally based and that include patient/family input

  • Ability to develop, implement and adapt treatment programs

  • Ability to evaluate patients and interpret clinical data and make clinical judgments

  • Knowledge of legal issues affecting the clinical practice

  • Knowledge of principles, methods, equipment and theory of the practice of clinical specialty

  • Knowledge of regulatory practice requirements

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.