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Physical Therapist

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OMV Medical
Posting ID:
Bremerton, Wa
301 270 9219
 physical   therapist 
Category:Medical / Health
Listing Type:Job
Employment:Full Time
Company:OMV Medical, Inc

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Physical Therapist needed for services in the Physical Therapy (PT) Department at the Naval Hospital, Bremerton, WA.


A Bachelorís, Masterís, or Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited Physical Therapy institution.

A current, unrestricted license to practice Physical Therapy in any one of the fifty States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

In addition, the following qualifications are required:

Possess a baccalaureate degree, in Physical Therapy from a college or university accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Possess a minimum of 24 months experience as a Physical Therapist within the preceding 36 months.

Possess the physical ability to move patients and equipment.

Provide two letters of recommendation written within the last two years from physical therapy supervisors, physicians or hospital administrators attesting to your ability, skills and knowledge. A minimum of one letter must be from a supervisor. Recommendation letters must include; name, title, phone number, date of reference, address and signature of the individual providing recommendation.


Perform a full range of physical therapist services in accordance with the scope of clinical privileges granted by the Commanding Officer.

Provide appropriate therapeutic procedures and provide a full range of therapy services in support of patient referrals from the following specialties: Orthopedics, General Medicine and Surgery, Primary Care Clinic, Rheumatology and other referrals approved by Department Head/Division Officer.

All patient contact and care shall be safe, timely, result in achievement of realistic and documented treatment goals, and comply with or satisfy the intent of the referring medical staff.

Test and measure the patient's strength, motor development, sensory perception, functional capacity, and/or respiratory and circulatory efficiency. Record findings to develop or revise treatment programs.

Plan and prepare written treatment programs based on an evaluation of the patient.

Administer manual exercises to improve and maintain function.

Instruct, motivate, and assist patients in performing various physical activities, such as non-manual exercises, ambulatory functional activities, daily-living activities, and in use of assistive and supportive devices, such as crutches, canes, and prostheses.

Administer treatments involving application of physical agents, using equipment such as a pulsed lavage unit and/or whirlpool bath, moist packs, ultraviolet and infrared lamps, and ultrasound machines. Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit.

Administer soft tissue mobilization, applying knowledge of mobilization techniques and body physiology. Administer traction to relieve pain, using traction equipment.

Record treatment, response, and progress in patient's chart and/or automated systems.

Instruct patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home. Evaluate, fit, and adjust prosthetic and orthotic devices and recommend modification as required.

Coordinate treatment with physician and other staff members to obtain additional patient information, suggest revisions in treatment program, and integrate physical therapy treatment with other aspects of the patient's health care. Contact referring physicians regarding patient care concerns, as required.

Provide documented treatment and discharge recommendations to members of the staff in routine, emergency, and special cases as needed.

Orient, instruct, and direct work activities of assistants, technicians, aides, students, etc.

Provide input and attend rehabilitation team meetings, seminars, and quality assurance meetings.

Participate in peer review activities.

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