PT - Physical Therapist
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The Community - Tucson, AZ
With 350 days of sunshine a year, Tucson, Arizona is home to the University of Arizona and is the second-largest populated city in Arizona behind Phoenix. Roughly 150 Tucson companies are involved in the design and manufacture of optics and optoelectronics systems, earning Tucson the nickname Optics Valley. Tucson boasts the best of both worlds...the progress and innovation of a metropolitan community and the friendly, caring atmosphere of a small town.
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
Located within the city limits of Tucson, approximately 5 miles south-southeast of downtown Tucson. The base is best known as the location of the Air Force Materiel Command's 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), the aircraft boneyard for all excess military and government aircraft. Tucson's dry climate and alkali soil made it an ideal location for aircraft storage and preservation.
REQUIREMENTS (duties include but are not limited to)
- Perform a full range of physical therapist services in accordance with the scope of clinical privileges granted by the Commanding Officer.
- Provide appropriate therapeutic procedures and provide a full range of therapy services in support of direct access (walk-in) patients and patient referrals from the following specialties: Orthopedics, General Medicine and Surgery, Primary Care Clinic, Rheumatology and other referrals approved by Department Head/Division Officer.
- Test and measure the patient's strength, motor development, sensory perception, functional capacity, and/or respiratory and circulatory efficiency. Record findings to develop or revise treatment programs.
- Plan and prepare written treatment programs based on an evaluation of the patient with realistic and documented treatment goals.
- Administer manual therapy, to include manipulation of the spine and extremities, and provide exercises to improve and maintain function.
- Instruct, motivate, and assist patients in performing various physical activities, such as ambulatory functional activities. Daily living activities, and in use of assistive and supportive devices, such as crutches, canes, and prostheses.
- Administer treatments involving application of physical agents, using electrical stimulation devices, iontophoresis/hybresis units, moist heat packs, ice packs, and ultrasound machines. Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit.
- Administer soft tissue mobilization, as well as joint mobilization and manipulation, applying knowledge of mobilization techniques and body physiology. Administer traction to relieve pain, using traction equipment. Record treatment, response, and progress in patient's chart and/or automated systems.
- Instruct patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home. Evaluate, fit, and adjust prosthetic and orthotic devices and recommend modification as required.
- Coordinate treatment with physician and other staff members to obtain additional patient information, suggest revisions in treatment program and integrate physical therapy treatment with other aspects of the patient's health care. Contact referring physicians regarding patient care concerns, as required.
- Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from a Physical Therapy program acceptable to the USAF Surgeon General and accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.
- A current, unrestricted license to practice Physical Therapy in any one of the fifty States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or U.S. Virgin Islands. License cannot be under investigation nor have any adverse action pending from a State Board or national licensing/certification agency.
- Experience as a physical therapist, licensed practitioner for at least 24 months in an outpatient orthopedic clinical settings within the last 36 months.
- Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) as approved by the American Heart Association (AHA).
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