Team Lead Research Specialist - Physical Therapist

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Position description
The PM&R Therapy Research Specialist works collaboratively with the PM&R Leadership Team to promote intra- and inter-departmental clinical and translational research. The Therapy Research Specialist collaborates with colleagues throughout the Mayo Clinic system to optimize, facilitate, and coordinate enterprise-wide research opportunities. The Research Specialist will work with the Mayo Clinic Department of Research, statisticians, and Mayo Clinic IRB to plan and manage future and existing PM&R research. The Research Specialist is responsible for educating and assisting all PM&R staff in research-related subject matter, including protocol development, key project deliverables, project timelines, budgets, vendors, collaboration with the Clinical Studies Unit, and protocol submission to the IRB. Providing patient care is an expected role of the Therapy Research Specialist. The percentage of direct patient care will be reviewed on a routine basis by the PM&R Leadership Team based upon current and future programming requirements.
Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy Program required. Doctoral degree (i.e.PhD, DPT, or DSc) in a health care related field required. Three years relevant PM&R practice experience required.
Additional qualifications
The preferred candidate has evidence of clearly documented, sustained, and significant research efforts, with membership and active involvement in relevant professional societies. Nationally recognized Board Specialty Certification is preferred. The candidate has demonstrated leadership, problem-solving, organizational and self-directive skills, and is able to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with a variety of people. The candidate will have project leadership and coordination experience, and be able to work with others to accomplish goals through collaboration and coordination. Formal training or experience in Quality/Value improvement, patient safety, expense management, Joint Commission, Arizona State Department of Health Services & other accrediting body standards is also preferred.

License or certification
Current Arizona Licensure as a Physical Therapist in compliance with necessary continuing education requirements to maintain licensure. Basic Life Support certification is required upon hire and must be valid for 90 days or greater from start date. Maintains Basic Life Support (BLS) competency.

Exemption status
Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.  The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $3066.40, based on a full-time position.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
Schedule details
Monday to Friday day shift.
Weekend schedule
Rotational leadership coverage of inpatient practice once every 8 weeks
Site description
Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.

With Phoenix being the sixth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.

Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.
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Casondra Johnson
Equal opportunity employer
Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).