A National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded study is looking for physical therapists (PTs) with expertise with older adults in a post-acute care setting. Participation in the research, being conducted by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, will be compensated.
Selected PTs would join a team of physicians, nurses, and social workers to review case summaries on an interactive website to determine post-acute care referrals. In order to qualify, PTs must have at least 5 years of recent experience caring for adults or conducting research in discharge planning, acute or transitional care, geriatrics, rehabilitation, hospice, long term care, or home care. Participants must also have an understanding of the transitional care needs of patients discharged from acute care to other levels of care.
PTs from all parts of the country are needed. More information on the research, set to begin in winter of 2014, can be obtained by contacting the program by December 13, 2013.
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