Pediatric Outpatient Physical Therapist/PT Job – Fairbanks, AK

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Privately owned pediatric therapy clinic is a growing practice in Fairbanks, AK and seeks a pediatric physical therapist to join her team.

* Approach to therapy is a bit different than the norm.
* Offers intensive therapy sessions at few weeks at a time for her patients and has seen great results.
* Position is  W-2
* Eligible for $2000+ CE stipend to be used for approved CE courses.  The money can be used for course fees, hotel cost, airline tickets, etc.
* Employees accrue .064 hours of paid time off for every hour they work.  For example, over the course of a year, a full time employee would accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation.
* In addition, the clinic is closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s as a paid vacation for Christmas bonus to staff.
* In addition, paid holidays include New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (and the Friday after), Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve.

Following a 90-day introductory period, company will contribute to a retirement plan.   Paid membership to APTA and one other professional organization of your choosing.

Qualifications: Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Physical Therapy and a current state license (or be eligible for same).

Call Us Today at 866-733-4278 or Apply Online Now Through this Link

 


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Hot Job! School-Based SLP – Salinas, CA

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Fantastic opportunity for a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist this 2016-2017 School Year. The Monterey area has a world-class aquarium, stunning redwood forests in Big Sur, a historic boardwalk in Santa Cruz, and some spectacular drives in Carmel and Pacific Grove.

* We offer excellent pay rates based on your experience.
* Great location with picturesque views
* Position starts August and ends in May.
* Monday through Friday; 7.5 Hours
* Rate is negotiable, based on several factors.

Qualifications: Must hold a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology and a current California license (or be eligible for same).

PediaStaff, Inc. offers flexible staffing solutions for pediatric and educational based settings.   Our expertise is backed by excellent hourly rates and per diem offered based upon IRS eligibility.  Additional benefits for full-time contractors include: nationally recognized medical insurance, 401K with matching employer contributions, generous relocation and continuing education assistance, optional summer pay program, and reimbursement for state licensure and/or teacher certifications.

PediaStaff, Inc. provides 24/7-telephone support during your contract assignment – you are not alone when you are on assignment with us.  In addition, we provide Clinical Resource Therapists to assist our therapists in managing their caseloads effectively. Our Clinical Resource Therapists are experienced clinicians who have excelled within their profession and are able to help you succeed.  Respond now and learn how YOU can join our team!   Your privacy and confidentiality are always assured, and new graduates are encouraged to apply.

Call Us Today at 866-733-4278 or  Apply Now Through this Link!


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SLP Corner: Attention SLPs: It’s OK to Not Know the Answer Sometimes

by Eric X. Raj

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Let me walk you through a scenario that I think a lot of us speech-language pathologists have been in before. You’re having a meeting about a student with a parent or another educator and someone asks you a question. However, as smart as you are (and trust me, I know you’re VERY smart), you might not actually KNOW the answer to this specific question off the top of your head.

What do you do in a scenario like this?

Well, there’s pretty much two roads you could travel down. The first road is one that I like to call Awkward Street. This consists of you verbally dancing around the question in an awkward manner. Awkward Street has lots of potholes. In an attempt to seem like you know the answer, you blurt out some “big words” that you think make you sound “smart” as you attempt to drive down that bumpy street. All of this is in hopes that you’re able to convince the question-asker that you can’t be stumped. But does this work?

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Scientists ID Concussion Treatment for Persistant Childhood Cases

[Source:  Medical X-Press]

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Concussions can create a host of symptoms—headache, dizziness, moodiness, upset stomach and other issues. In most cases, those symptoms eventually dissipate, but about 15% of young people who get concussions struggle with persistent symptoms despite seeing doctors and receiving medical care. The ongoing symptoms interfere with school, social life and physical activity.

Researchers at Seattle Children’s Research Institute published a study in the journal Pediatrics showing a new intervention for adolescents with persistent post-concussive symptoms that improved health and wellness outcomes significantly. The approach combines cognitive behavioral therapy and coordinated care among providers, schools, patients and families.

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PT Corner: Football Relay

[Source: Pink Oatmeal]

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It’s hard to believe that football season is just around the corner.  The teams are already in training camps and the news is already reporting on the upcoming season.  Football is a great theme to incorporate into gross motor play.  A fun way that I like to incorporate football into gross motor play is through the football relay.

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