Physical Therapy Assistant Job in Evansville, Indiana – Department of Veterans Affairs

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Physical Therapy Assistant – Evansville, Indiana
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 338509
Start Date: 10/13/2020
End Date: 10/20/2020

Qualification Summary
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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). May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Preferred Experience: 3 years of experience as a Physical Therapy Assistant. Grade Determinations: (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. GS-4
(a) Experience. None beyond the basic requirements.
(b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Ability to perform chart review.
2. Ability to obtain subjective history.
3. Ability to interpret information gained through subjective history.
4. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with the patient, the physical therapist, health care providers, and others. GS-5
(a) Experience. In addition to the basic requirements, 6 months 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 assess changes in physical, mental, and/or medical status.
2. Knowledge of treatment techniques needed to assess changes in physical, mental, and/or medical status.
3. Ability to recognize individual and cultural differences and respond appropriately in all aspects of physical therapy services. GS-6
(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
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. 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. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G23 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-07. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-04 to GS-07. Physical Requirements: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs or over); Reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, 4 hour standing, ability for rapid mental & muscular coordinator simultaneously; working around machinery with moving parts, working with hands in water; working closely with others.

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