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Physical Therapy Assistant – Ann Arbor, Michigan
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 144940Start Date: 09/06/2019End Date: 12/31/2019
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements either by the closing date of this announcement or the issue of the hiring referral certificate(s) as requested by management, whichever is sooner. 1. COVERAGE. This standard applies to all physical therapy assistant (PTA) positions in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Under the supervision of a physical therapist, the PTA provides services that promote the prevention, remediation, and rehabilitation of acute and chronic physical dysfunction. The PTA participates with the physical therapist in planning and implementing complex treatment programs and applies physical therapy procedures to patients under the general supervision of a Physical Therapist. 2. BASIC REQUIREMENTS a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. b. 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). c. Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. d. English Language Proficiency. PTAs must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part. 3. GRADE REQUIREMENTS a. Definitions (1) Creditable Experience. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (KSAs), also referred to as core competencies, associated with the scope of PTA practice. (2) Part-Time Experience. Part-time experience as a PTA is creditable according to its relationship to the full-time workweek. For example, a PTA would receive 1 week of full-time credit for each two 2 weeks of half-time work. b. Grade Determination. In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates. GS-7 (a) Experience. 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: (b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 1. 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. 2. Knowledge of contemporary physical therapy practice. This may be demonstrated through continuing education courses, in-service training, or journal article reviews. 3. Ability to independently implement selected components of interventions identified in the plan of care established by the physical therapist. (c) 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. GS-6 (a) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities a. Knowledge of evidence based physical therapy practice. b. Knowledge of physical therapy data collection and ongoing assessment techniques in order to perform specified aspects of patient evaluation and interventions. c. Knowledge of basic biological and medical science to assess patient data; make a preliminary determination of their needs; develop treatment goals and objectives; and implement patient treatment plans. References: VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G23 dated March 17, 2006. Physical Requirements: Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted.
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