JVM is hiring a Physical Therapist Assistant to perform a full range of professional Physical Therapy Assistant concepts and practices on site, using government furnished facilities, equipment and supplies to a variety of patients.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES
- Will review and assist with patient assessments under supervision of the Physical Therapist.
- Deliver physical agents, therapeutic exercise, gait training, and other modalities in accordance with the policies of the department following the plan of care determined by the Physical Therapist.
- Collect and document evidence of the patient’s response to treatment; report any unwanted responses to treatment to the Physical Therapist; may not conduct initial patient evaluation.
- Modify an intervention in accordance with changes in patient/client status within the scope of the established plan of care.
- Instruct and train patients/family/caregivers to carry out home programs of exercise and activities of daily living based on patient and/or family needs and home environment.
- Provides preoperative instructions according to established protocols.
- Provides instructions for established health promotion/disease prevention programs.
- May supervise Physical Therapy Assistant students/Physical Therapy Tech /corpsmen and students under the direction of the Physical Therapy Clinical Coordinator.
- May supervise Physical Therapy Techs/volunteers in the preparation of patients and equipment, and general department upkeep for safety and infection control.
- Responsible for maintaining and upgrading clinical skills and competencies.
- Utilize USCG prescribed electronic health record to document and manage health care information
- Responsible for completing accurate documentation of patient progress using SOAP format.
- Assist with exercise prescription under Physical Therapist Supervision
- Assists Rehabilitation Services Branch with PT duties as assigned; assist with supply acquisition
- Assist and complete independently health promotion/disease prevention activities, community services such as health fair and community education.
- Duties require the application and knowledge of basic concepts, principles, and practices of physical therapy for the treatment and prevention of injury and disease.
- Knowledge about the normal human lifespan and be proficient in demonstrating competence in the care and treatment of orthopedic and sports related injuries and rehabilitation techniques.
- Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, medical terminology, basic psychology, interpersonal communication.
- Knowledge of therapeutic exercise, pool therapy, physical agents, gait, equipment, and computer technology, sports rehabilitation
- Knowledge of cultural, social, economic, and medical characteristics of varied population groups.
- Completes the delivery of Physical therapy in accordance with the plan of care determined by the Physical Therapist.
- In general supervision, the Physical Therapist is not required to be on-site for direction and supervision but must be available at least by telecommunication.
- Work is evaluated by onsite PHS or Contract Physical Therapist and patient satisfaction surveys.
- The American Physical Therapy Association has published practice guidelines for both professional practice and ethics.
- Further guidelines may be established by state law and monitored through the licensing board.
- General policy guidelines are based upon the standards of practice and hospital accreditation standards.
- Knowledge and mastery required by this position are established by professional examination and licensure at the state level.
- Responsible for carrying out a full range of Physical therapy treatments by using a variety of exercise protocols, therapeutic modalities, physical agents of heat and cold, massage, hydrotherapy, gait training, and wound care.
- Effectively completes patient and family education in a manner sensitive to each individual’s situation
- The purpose of this position is to provide a continuum of skilled care to meet the needs of a variety of individuals such as cadets and active duty members. This may include but is not limited to exercise, gait training, and, patient/family/caregiver education dependent on the particular situation.
- The work directly impacts the individual’s quality of life and facilitates health promotion and disease prevention guidance and education.
- With clinic providers, corpsmen, nurses, administrative staff, etc. Other contacts are with patients/families/caregivers (surgeons); community; vendors.
- Works as part of a health care team. Must be able to verbalize and write/document communication clearly. The incumbent must appreciate the emotional aspects of illness/disease/injury and effectively apply appropriate strategies to work with a variety of patients, family members and staff members
- Required to move patients, equipment, and supplies consistent with a busy inpatient and outpatient program. The work requires considerable lifting, pushing, pulling, and performance of therapeutic exercise programs for minimally to severely physically impaired individuals.
The provider of PTA services shall possess and maintain for the duration of this agreement:
- A certificate or Associate degree as a PTA from a state accredited program and 12 months experience within the preceding 36 months; or,
- Certification from a military medical assistant ''A'' school (i.e. Health Service Technician, Hospital Corpsman) and has “C” school training as a military PTA and 12 months experience within the preceding 36 months.
- No "adverse information on file" with the National Practitioners Data Bank (NPDB).
- The PTA must be physically capable of performing all Physical Therapy Services.
- Maintain current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) for the Health Care Provider by the American Heart Association (AHA), American Red Cross (ARC), American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) or the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).
- Must pass criminal background check.
Johnson Venture Management Solutions, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Position is contingent upon contract award.