Full-Time Physical Therapist (New Grads Welcome)
Outstanding Physical Therapist, PT Opportunity at Fort Bragg, NC!
Come Join Our Team of exceptional health care providers at Fort Bragg and experience immense pride others have discovered in caring for our Military Members, their Families and Retired Military Veterans!
* Outstanding opportunity for Doctorates of Physical Therapy students graduating this summer! Get the experience of working in one of the Department of Defense premier Military Treatment Facilities!
* Elevate your career by applying for our Physical Therapist opportunity in support of Fort Bragg!
* Excellent Compensation & Comprehensive Benefits!
* Full Time Position Days, Monday – Friday!
* NO Weekends! NO Call!
* PTO! 10 Paid Federal Holidays!
* Annual CME Stipend!
* Malpractice Insurance Provided!
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CORE PHYSICAL THERAPIST DUTIES: Include, but are not limited to the following:
- Performs a wide range of complex physical therapy duties requiring an advanced practical knowledge of physical therapy, evidenced-based medicine and data collection. Plan and prepare written treatment programs based on an evaluation of the patient.
- Responsibilities include providing evaluation, and therapeutic interventions to a full range of wounded, ill, and injured service members, retirees and family members with needs concerned with, but not limited to physical rehabilitation, musculoskeletal extremity injury, spine complications and/ or injuries, neurological injuries/ impairments, pain and concomitant behavioral health disorders.Instruct, motivate, and assist patients in performing various physical activities, such as non-manual exercises, ambulatory functional activities, daily-living activities, and in use of assistive and supportive devices, such as crutches, canes, and prostheses.
- Utilizes evaluation techniques to determine patient’s current functional level using standardized/ clinically accepted measurement and evaluation tools, clinical observations, patient/ staff interviews, and review of medical histories.
- Administer appropriate modalities to relieve pain, using available equipment.
- The primary area of emphasis is on evaluation and treatment on all levels of acute and chronic neuromusculoskeletal conditions and accompanying sequelae.
- Provides technical supervision of, oversight of, and collaboration with the Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), military chain of command, healthcare team, patient, families, U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA), and other community agencies for soldiers returning home and community environments. (10%)
- Masters new techniques and modality proficiency by studying current literature
- Conducts required research activities contributing to the advancement of the body of knowledge for the profession.
- Attends lectures, meetings, and conferences providing subject matter expertise when required. Attends department and section meetings as directed.
- Identifies development and training needs of employees and advocates and/or develop educational programs for specific groups to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration
Knowledge Required By this Position
- Advanced knowledge of Physical Therapy theory, professional medical rehabilitation, therapeutic principles and extensive clinical experience, training and practice develop individual treatment programs for each patient referred in the areas of disabilities, neuromuscular, and psychosocial dysfunction.
- Knowledge of normal and abnormal motor, sensory, cognitive, psychological and social skills and abilities as expected at various stages of life; common disabilities, incapacities, or pain associated with behavioral, physical, neurological, orthopedic, and general medical conditions that interfere with the ability to function.
- Knowledge of evidenced-based practice and advances in rehabilitation techniques, proficient use and safe operations of state of the art equipment.
- Broad knowledge of the principles of sports psychology and psychosocial management of patients following injury.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective professional contact with a wide range of military and civilian physicians, hospital services, and staff.
- Knowledge of highly specialized concepts, principles, and practices to access, diagnose, and treat a broad spectrum of neuro and musculoskeletal disorders of diverse complexity and etiology without direct supervision of a physician.
- Capacity to decide when and how the patient should return for treatments and follow-up evaluations, change the treatment plan as indicated, refer to other specialty clinics, and recommend termination of treatment.
- Knowledge of selected pharmaceuticals, their desired effects, side effects, and complications of their use.
- Develops and implements complex, goal-oriented treatment plans for patients presenting with a multiplicity of dysfunction and impairments in physical, functional and adaptive areas such as gait, functional daily activities, adaptive sports, reconditioning, physical readiness training, injury prevention, human performance optimization, pain impairments, and reintegration. Plans, coordinates, and implements goal-oriented group and/or focused individual PT treatment programs, selecting activities to increase or improve muscle strength, range of motion and coordination; teaches alternative or compensatory techniques for rehabilitation, reconditioning, and functional tasks regardless of physical, mental, and/or cognitive deficits.
- Applies the use of therapeutic modalities and new integrative techniques and technologies for the purpose of evaluation and ongoing treatment. Therapeutic modalities may consist of, but are not limited to, traditional physical agents such as air, water, electricity, sound, and radiant energy; therapeutic exercise; therapeutic massage; soft tissue mobilization; and manual therapy. Additional emerging technologies, such as acupuncture, dry needling, and/ or other integrative medicine techniques may be utilized.
- Designs treatment plans to meet patient/ clinical objectives to maximize restoration of physical and adaptive roles and functions. Incorporates psychosocial and environmental factors that contribute to the impact of injury or illness on daily functional capabilities. Utilizes physical performance measures to provide objective data and outcomes with activity/ task performance. Designs, fabricates, or recommends adaptive equipment and/or orthotic devices to improve function.
- Provides patient/ family education on the injury/ disease process and its effects on function, joint protection, energy requirements, ergonomic needs, activity modification and progression of function or changes in impairments. Develops appropriate evaluation, treatment plans, and recommendations regarding physical requirements, reconditioning, Occupational Specialty (MOS), or transitioning out of the military.
- Contract personnel will input hours worked into DMHRSi System on a bi-weekly basis.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
HCW PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
Customer Service (Communication) / Patient Engagement
- Ensure patients, coworkers and customers are politely acknowledged immediately upon entering the area and demonstrate active listening skills while effectively attending to their needs.
- Monitor and respond to all forms of communication with internal and external stakeholders in a timely, accurate, clear, concise, and professional manner.
- Properly complete all duties and responsibilities prior to the established suspense.
- JOES satisfaction survey scores = 90%.
Conduct yourself in a manner that will bring honor to you and the U.S. Army; and live the Army Values
Cooperate fully with EEO and SHARP policies and procedures with no substantiated complaints
Training and Accountability
- All mandatory training within SWANK, ALMS, DTMS, JKO and published training requirements are 80-90% completed prior to suspense date; HIPPA, IA and ISP must remain current at all times.
- Ensure time and attendance is submitted to HSS on the 1st of the Month.
- Ensure accurate accountability of time in DMHRSi NLT noon each Monday for the previous week.
- Remain familiar with, and abide by, all WAMC and Physical Therapy SOPs to include Employee Roles and Responsibilities. Notify leadership if any SOP is inconsistent with current practices.
- Ensure Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance with every form (hard copy, electronic and audio) of personally identifiable information (PII) and medical records.
- Meets/exceeds RVU target by 10%.
The pa-w-RVU target for a Therapist (PT) with a standard schedule is the MEDCOM target which is an average of 2495 pa-work RVUs/month
Complete and sign all patient encounters within 72 business hours of the visit or prior to the first treatment whichever is first.
* Degree/Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy and a graduate of an accredited College
* Licensure: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice as a physical therapist.
* Experience: Has been employed as a Licensed Physical Therapist prior to the start date of the contract or if recently graduated from an accredited Physical Therapy program and has passed licensure board.
* Life Support Certification: Possess and maintain a current American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider certification.
* Must be a U.S citizen and have the ability to pass a background check/security clearance.
STAFFING & SCHEDULING:
* Duty Hours: The Contractor shall furnish a qualified physical therapist to provide physical therapy services on a full-time basis, Monday through Friday. Normal Clinic Hours are 0700-1800 hours, including a one-hour lunch break, which is not paid by the government. Work is subject to rotation with other clinics physical therapy staff within the department based on the mission. Hours are subject to change as mutually agreed upon between the contractor and the government.
* Place of Performance: The work to be performed under this contract will be at one of the six clinics at Womack Army Medical Centers Physical Therapy locations and will be based on mission needs at the time of hire. HCWs shall receive notification two weeks prior to the reassignment to another location.
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Job Type: Full-time
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