Physical Therapist/Injury ManagerBattlefield Airmen (BA)/Tactical Air Control Party (TACP)/WA Air National Guard (ANG) Members must always be ready to perform at their peak in order to accomplish their challenging mission set. Attaining and maintaining this level of peak human performance requires the implementation of a top-notch physical conditioning and maintenance program comparable to those seen in Olympic-level and professional sports organizations. The High-Performance Optimization (HPO) program will focus on the whole member concept to not only assist WA ANG in accomplishing their military missions in the short term, but also to emphasize the maintenance of peak performance over the long term in order to lengthen the service life of the "human weapon system while ensuring high quality production. This long-term perspective means the HPO program must include rehabilitative services to provide rapid recovery from injuries and performance services to provide focused physical and mental conditioning. When a member is degraded or de-conditioned, individualized and specialized care is required to rapidly restore his physical capabilities prior to returning him to full-mission-capable status. Hence, as professional athletes are supported by an integrated professional sports model that tailors performance programs to accomplish the mission at peak levels, member require the same level of support to perform as tactical athletes and must have a comparable HPO program. A successful POTFF program consists of two positions: Physical Therapist/Injury Manager and Strength and Conditioning Specialist.Mandatory Qualifications:
Shall possess a Masters or Doctorate degree in physical therapy from a credentialed college or university and a valid state physical therapy license with board certification through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) as either an Orthopedic or Sports Clinical Specialist (O/SCS).
It is required that the PT/IM contractor shall have additional credentials as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association or as a Sports Performance Coach through the United States of America Weightlifting Association (USAWA).
Shall have a demonstrated history of performing manual therapy, trigger point dry needling, Graston Technique soft tissue mobilization and functional taping.
Shall have a minimum of three years of experience working with athletes within the military Special Operations Forces (SOF) community, National Collegiate Athletic Association, or professional sports.
Shall be required to receive and maintain clinical practice privileges. PT shall maintain a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification to be credentialed. Previous experience working with MHS Genesis or other DoD credentialed electronic medical record system is highly desired for the IM position.
Shall be capable of meeting physical demands of training with SOF including the ability to hike over rough terrain and function in austere environments to observe SOF training evolutions, the ability to assist with strength and conditioning testing and training protocols, and the ability to lift and manipulate loads or weights up to 20 kilograms.
Provide coverage of the HUMAN PERFORMANCE PROGRAM services IAW paragraph 1.4.1 Place and Performance of Services. Coverage is defined as providing theirprogram responsibilities to all accessible members.
Maintain a clean and safe Human Performance Program area. All Human Performance Program equipment and facilities will be cleaned daily and as needed after use with Tuberculocidal/bactericidal/virucidal/fungicidal cleanser.
Shall maintain a current file on all personnel seeking treatment in order to track progress and improve rehabilitation strategies. The PT/IM shall combine their programs with SCS in order to develop the most appropriate individual rehabilitation/functional fitness individual plan. The PT/IM shall provide copies of all required documentation to the unit medical staff weekly. The Contractor shall also provide reporting that demonstrates utilization of Human Performance Program Services, to include Opportunities for Training and Education vs. Actual Use as part of the quarterly reports.
Provide musculoskeletal injury care including assisting and advising the unit medical staff with the ordering of imaging studies, laboratory tests, basic pharmaceuticals, and referrals to specialty providers for each individual member seeking treatment.Serve as the onsite Injury Manager (IM). Directly assist injured members in coordinating medical care needs with Tricare, other civilian doctors/facilities or military medical treatment facility (MTF).
Serve as the onsite IM for managing the metrics related to unit injury trends. Metrics shall be included in the monthly metrics report.
Participate in weekly and monthly meetings to review the care provided to the ASOG. Identify opportunities for improvement in prevention and care strategies. Report as partof the quarterly reports.
Conduct equipment, product and literature reviews to ensure the Human Performance Program stays current with the provision of care and best practices. Information shall beused to support recommendations and comments on equipment as part of the quarterlyreports.
Collect and report workload data as part of the quarterly utilization report.
Ensure safe and effective operation of equipment used for patient care and contribute to a safe working environment at all times.
Document care in compliance with HIPAA regulations. Provide documentation to assist unit medical staff documenting care and injury details in members military medical record during weekly meetings.
Period of Performance (PoP): The Period of Performance shall be for one year.Place of Performance:Camp Murray Washington 98430Operating Hours: Accomplishment of the duties contained in this PWS requires work at Camp Murray, Washington. The Physical Therapist/Injury Manager and Strength and Conditioning Specialist will each work 40 hours per week. Due to the need to work with DSG (traditional guardsman), work schedules will need to be adjusted to allow for working during drill weekends. A list of scheduled drill days is provided. If any other adjustment of schedules is required, changes will be coordination with thecontractor, contracting, and Leadership at the monthly meetings.Recognized Holidays: The following are recognized US holidays. The contractor shall not perform services on these days:
New Years Day: January 1st
Martin Luther King, Jr.s Birthday
Independence Day: July 4th
Veterans Day: November 11th
Additional federal holidays or time off declared by the President of the United States or Government employees may be given 59 minutes early release. In these events, Contractor personnel shall seek appropriate guidance on duty location from his/her Contractor supervisor. As a courtesy, the contractor should inform the PMO where support will be provided (i.e., contractors site)
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