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Job Title: Physical Therapist Assistant
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Memphis, TN
Position Type: Full-Time
Post Date: 02/19/2019
Expire Date: 05/29/2019
Job Categories: Healthcare, Other, Human Resources, Information Technology, Medical, Writing/Authoring
Job Description
Physical Therapist Assistant
Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education. Successful completion of an associate's degree from an accredited community college, junior college, college, or university in a physical therapy assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). English Language Proficiency. Individuals appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and writing English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d) Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements, 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: Ability to organize data, format that data into a presentation, and present information pertinent to patient care in formal or informal settings. Examples may include providing in-service training to staff or formal presentations to the treatment team. Knowledge of contemporary physical therapy practice. This may be demonstrated through continuing education courses, in-service training, or journal article reviews. Ability to independently implement selected components of interventions identified in the plan of care established by the physical therapist. Assignment - Employees at this grade level serve as staff PTAs. This is the full performance level for the PTA. Assignments include: service as an active team member in a comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation program such as geriatrics, amputee, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, cardiac rehabilitation, aquatics, orthopedics, or wound care, etc.; prepare, provide, and supervise clinical training experiences for PTA students; and independently provide patient education to patients and their caregivers. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G23, Physical Therapy Assistant, Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-07. Physical Requirements: Work includes regular and demanding physical exertion in standing, bending, kneeling, reaching, gripping, and walking. Moderate to heavy lifting is required to assist patients and operate equipment. Sitting is required in meetings and for conducting administrative work. Above average agility may be desirable in defending oneself (or others) against physical attack/abuse. Work requires physical health, normal use of arms and legs, and good visual and auditory acuity. Selected applicants may be required to complete an online onboarding process.
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Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Website:https://www.usajobs.gov:443/GetJob/ViewDetails/514460800?utm_source=VHA&utm_medium=Job%20Board&utm_campaign=HBCU
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