Physical Therapist, Health and Wellness Program Coordinator
Job Type
Full-time
Description

  

The heart of Boston Ballet is the human experience. Through our living and breathing art, we forge human connections—between artist and attendee, teacher and trainee, friend and newcomer, one's outer and inner self. We believe that the community of employees that makes dance possible is better together when talented individuals with varied life experiences, identities, races, cultures and ideas are welcomed, encouraged, and heard.


The Physical Therapist, Health and Wellness Program Coordinator (PT) is a full-time seasonal, exempt position responsible for the management of the internal physical therapy and wellness program for the Boston Ballet company and Boston Ballet II dancers (second company), including provision of direct clinical patient services and coordination of the overall health and wellness program for the dancers. This position communicates regularly with Artistic staff for the continual development of the wellness program and its programming and educational goals, in collaboration with a team of external practitioners, the Company Physician, a Physical Therapy Consultant, and the Company Manager.


  

RESPONSIBILITIES

TREATMENT:

  • Evaluate       and provide physical therapy services for Boston Ballet company and       second company dancers for acute injury, rehabilitation, and preventative       treatment 
  • Provide       weekly clinical care coverage for company and BBII dancers in studio and       at the theatre(s), including ‘on-call’ services on an as needed basis
  • Coordinate       arrangement of physical therapy coverage for Graduate program       participants and provide consultation to Graduate program leadership as       necessary
  • Facilitate offsite PT care services when       necessary, ensuring close communication with providers for continuity of       rehabilitation and care

ADMINISTRATIVE:

  • Assist       with workers’ compensation communication needs for the dancers along with       the Company Manager and HR Director
  • Order,       track, and manage seasonal supplies and ongoing equipment needs; provide       Company Manager with budgetary projections for PT needs each fiscal year
  • Assist in injury tracking monitoring in       tandem with Company Manager and workers’ compensation policies and       procedural review
  • Perform       duties as active member of COVID Back to Work Task Force, including       active liaison with Artistic staff, Company Manager/COVID Captain, and       Infectious Disease consulting physicians and advisors while this function       is necessary
  • Assist       Company Manager in communication with Development colleagues regarding       services and gifts in kind provided to the dancers and Wellness Program

WELLNESS TEAM COORDINATION:

  • Coordinate       collaborative Physical Therapy team for on-site care including hiring,       scheduling and quality control, maintaining communication among team       members for best outcomes and workflow
  • Facilitate       onsite MD care including weekly onsite (currently virtual) MD clinic and       grand rounds
  • Communicate       with and maintain relationship with Physician Network and Physician       Advisory Committee
  • Assist       Company Manager in coordination of interdisciplinary care for specialized       services with independent contractor affiliates such as nutritional       consultation, mental health services, podiatry, chiropractic,       acupuncture, and other allied health services for both on and off-site       treatment as appropriate
  • Assist       Company Manager in coordination and scheduling of onsite theatre coverage       from physician network as deemed necessary during performance runs

PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMMING:

  • Implement       health screenings and performance enhancement assessments and programming       for dancers. 
  • Initiate       advanced performance enhancement strategies with screening tools,       development of a workload tracking system, improved testing strategies,       outcome measures and offseason cross training programming
  • Spearhead       creation of online library of educational offerings in collaboration with       external program consultants, practitioners, and specialists on topics       specific to dancer health, wellness, and performance enhancement
  • Provide       Pilates and Gyrotonic based rehabilitation services


Requirements
  • Current license to render professional PT services in the state of Massachusetts
  • Individual professional malpractice insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.00 per claim / $3,000,000.00 aggregate
  • Minimum of Masters in Physical Therapy, Doctorate preferred
  • Minimum of 5 -10 years of experience practicing physical therapy
  • Background in dance preferred
  • Ability to lift 80 pounds
  • Flexibility to be able to work nights, weekends and occasional holidays.
  • May be required to travel and provide PT services on company tours or coordinate on-site PT services or referred practitioners at tour destination


Boston Ballet is an equal employment opportunity employer