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Naval Medical Command PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSTISTANT in Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington

Summary You will serve as a PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT in the Naval Hospital Oak Harbor Physical Therapy Department, of NMRTC OAK HARBOR WA. This announcement uses the Modified Direct Hire Authority for Certain Personnel of the Department of Defense to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service. Responsibilities You will provide direct therapeutic care to both ambulatory, non-ambulatory, and critically ill patients. You will provide input in planning and administering individual treatment plans for patients. You will assist with making appropriate changes and modifications to treatment procedures. You will record patient treatments, responses, and progress. You will assist in scheduling of patient treatments and follow up?s. You will operate equipment, evaluate and design exercise programs in accordance with standard physical therapy practices. You will educate patients and family members working with patients; on techniques and reaching the goals of the physical therapy services. You will share technical expertise with other therapy assistants, physical therapy students, nursing and other medical personnel, and participates in clinic in-services, including professional journal review. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-06 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector in work as an assistant to one of the specialized therapies such as occupational, physical, manual arts, corrective, or educational therapy; or experience gained as an assistant or aid in patient care, social work, or psychology where the duties involved actual participation in physical medicine and activities of a hospital or clinic. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Administering treatment plans to enhance patient independence through structured use of modalities such as heat, cold, water, massage, electricity, therapeutic exercise and functional activities. Performing evaluation test related to strength, balance, and range of motion, function, exercise tolerance, and cardiovascular function. Maintaining patient treatment records, recording patient progression, goals and follow-up care. And Maintaining equipment working condition by cleaning, adjusting, and reporting malfunctioning equipment for disposition or repair. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. Education Applicants must meet the following positive education qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess. SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE FOR GS-07: SUCCESSFUL completion of one full year of graduate level education. COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be combined to meet the total qualification requirements. If you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. IF CLAIMING EDUCATION, FAILURE TO SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS/ITEMIZED LIST WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: Additional Information This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program. Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement. Special Requirements It is desirable to have completed a physical therapy assistant associates degree program accredited by the APTA and all field work requirements. It is desirable to be licensed or accredited by one state licensing board in the United States, A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments. Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under the specific hiring authority addressed in the Summary section of this announcement. However, if you claim veteran's preference, you will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application as described in the Required Documents section below. If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.