Physical Therapy Assistant

Department Of Defense Fort Belvoir , VA 22060

Posted 3 months ago

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About the Position: This position is located in the Directorate for Surgery in an outpatient, orthopedic hospital-based PT clinic with occasional coverage in-inpatient, conducting individual sessions, group sessions and aquatics. Patients age range from 6-100+ with the full spectrum of neuromuscular disorders/dysfunctions with additional capabilities in TBI, vestibular, neuro, pelvic floor and lymphedema management.

Position is being filled using EHA - Critical Need Health Care Occupations.

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  • Operate equipment and design exercise programs in accordance with standard physical therapy practices.

  • Administer physical therapy to walk-in ambulatory, general medical and surgical patients.

  • Observe patient responses, judge whether or not the treatment program is having the desired effect, and in concert with the supervising therapist, modifies or discontinues the treatment program.

  • Instruct patients in a variety of exercise programs, including pre and post-operative exercise regimens.

  • Provide direct therapeutic care to a diverse patient population with a variety of patient diagnoses.

  • Coordinate with physical therapist to establish plan of patient care as it relates to patient's physical therapy impairments.

  • Design and modify treatment programs requiring a multifaceted approach determined by the patient's physical and mental conditions.

  • Maintain patient treatment records by writing reports covering initial evaluation of patients, patient progress, and treatment determination.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    0636 Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Tier 3 security investigation or access for the duration of employment. A background investigation and credit check are required.

  • This position requires the incumbent to have tuberculosis testing.

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

  • This position has mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirements and is subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations unless otherwise exempted for medical or religious reasons (documentation of exemption must be provided upon hire).

  • This position requires the completion of a pre-employment Physical Examination and an annual examination thereafter to ensure the continued, required level of physical health and ability or fitness to perform the duties of the position.


Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes assisting in a clinical setting executing therapeutic exercises; assisting with the implementation of physical therapy treatment plans; and maintaining patient records in writing (such as evaluation reports, progress notes, and/or treatment determinations) in an electronic-healthcare system. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-06).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Selected Placement Factor: This position requires a current, active, valid and unrestricted license or certification as a Physical Therapy Assistant from a state, the District of Columbia, or a territory of the United States. (Note: You must attach a copy of your license/certificate.)

The selective placement factor must be met prior to employment and for continued employment.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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