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  • Physical Therapist Assistant

    Location US-SC-FT. JACKSON
    Job ID
    2018-4894
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Medical
  • Overview

    Are you looking for a change in your career? Have you ever thought that something is missing within your career? Where has your practice lead you? Do you need a new aspiration and drive?

     

    If you have answered yes to some of the above and are thinking on some of the above questions, then we may have the RIGHT OPPORTUNITY for you!!!!

     

    Background:

    We are looking for a Provider in support of our Military Servicemen, Families and Retirees.  

    The position will be located at the Dwight D Eisenhower Army Medical Center, at Fort Gordon, GA. 

    Fort Gordon, is nestled along the Savannah River banks in Augusta, GA., which is the second largest and oldest city in Georgia. The city is less than 150 miles east of Atlanta and is an easy drive from Atlantic beaches and the mountains. While Augusta is known worldwide for the Masters golf tournament, you'll find that the "Garden City of the South" is full of history, atmosphere, and activities to engage everyone's interest. Residents enjoy tree-lined streets with extensive shopping, dining, culture, and entertainment. 

    NOTE:

    • Medical malpractice liability insurance is not required for federal civilian healthcare providers as they are covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. § 1346(b)) while acting within the scope of their employment.
    • This is a standing register and there is no guarantee for referral based on applying to this announcement.
    • As job opportunities occur, referral lists may be issued from this announcement. Candidates will be contacted directly by the hiring organization when they are being considered for a position.
    • This announcement may be used to fill permanent, temporary, or term positions.  

    Responsibilities

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:

     

    • Knowledge of the application of a body of standardized physical therapy modalities including therapeutic exercise, to patients with varying degrees of physical disability.
    • Ability to independently assess and evaluate the indications and contra-indications for treatment, assuming responsibility for initiating patient care treatment programs, evaluating the reactions and result of treatment, and modifying such treatment as appropriate.
    • Knowledge of therapeutic interventions for patients who have a wide range of physical and behavioral health diagnoses and disabilities.
    • Knowledge of equipment, materials, and supplies used in a large variety of treatment procedures that support specialized physical therapy and rehabilitation treatments.
    • Skill in observing patients’ physical and emotional response to physical therapy treatment for the purposes of communicating reactions to the physical therapist, recording reactions in the patient’s medical records and modifying treatments as appropriate.
    • Knowledge of the human body structure and function, illnesses, and physical disabilities, and the uses of contra-indications of certain treatment procedures best supporting treatment goals.
    • Knowledge of physical disabilities and preventive therapy for the purpose of patient education.
    • Knowledge of evidence-based therapy practice and the skills to prepare case studies and summarize results.
    • Knowledge of data collection and ongoing therapy assessment techniques to perform specified aspects of patient evaluation and interventions.
    • Ability to provide complex/multi-step instructions to patients, caregivers, and other health care professionals, adapting instructions to meet the physical, learning, and/or behavioral health needs of the individual.
    • Ability to promote therapy services effectively, providing training and interventions within the assigned areas.
    • Ability to communicate both orally, graphically, and in writing as required by the particular situation.
    • Ability to provide care to meet the objectives of the treatment and obtain optimal recovery of the patient.
    • Duties require providing manual assistance in lifting and positioning patients, and extensive periods of standing and walking throughout the clinic.

     

    • NOTE: Physical therapy duties are performed in an inpatient or outpatient setting in an environment involving everyday risks or discomforts requiring normal safety precautions.
      PHYSICAL EXAM MAY BE REQUIRED.

     

     

    Qualifications

    MUST HAVES: These requirements are necessary,

    In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.  Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.  Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

    • Must be U.S. Citizen.
    • Degree: Successful completion of a degree that included or was supplemented by a physical therapy curriculum approved by a recognized professional accrediting organization at the time the curriculum was completed,
    • Licensure: Applicants must pass a State-administered national examination.  Applicants must have an active, current registration or equivalent from a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
    • Certification: Current certification from a U.S. nationally recognized credentialing body such as the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
    • Experience required: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: evaluating physical therapy patients and implementing physical therapy treatment.

     

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