The Ortho Resident is a therapist with a strong clinical knowledge and skills and is pursuing a residency in orthopedic physical therapy. The resident will acquire advanced evidence-based clinical knowledge and clinical skills while working with clinical specialist physical therapists and advanced practitioners. The residency program is a twelve month orthopedic ambulatory experience. In addition to providing direct patient care, the resident has additional clinical and non-clinical tasks and responsibilities delegated to them that include didactic course work, clinical research, and teaching, in their area of clinical subspecialty.
1. Works in hospital environments where there is some exposure to blood/body fluids/hazardous materials, communicable diseases (10% - 25% of work time) and unpleasant odors (up to 25% of work time).
2. Work requiring physical effort for lifting, transferring, and positioning of patients and/or equipment (up to 50% of work time) may result in musculoskeletal strain or injury with improper body mechanics.
3. Work requires use of sharp and/or electrical equipment (up to 20%), which could result in, cuts or burns with improper safety.