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Physical Therapist
Ref No.: 15-00664
Category: Physical Therapist
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Start Date: 11/30/2015
PT - Physical Therapist
A Hidden Gem, Rich in History and Culture

The Community - Dayton, OH
Known as The Birthplace of Aviation, Dayton is home to the Wright Brothers, the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, the Wright family mansion Hawthorn Hill, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force (the world's largest and oldest military aviation museum and the state's most visited free tourist attraction!), and Wright Patterson Air Force Base where scientists and engineers at the Air Force Research Laboratories are developing the latest in aerospace technology. Dayton/Montgomery County, located at one of the busiest crossroads of America, where I-75 north/south meets I-70 east/west, also boasts an international airport serviced by the major carriers. Accessible, affordable, Dayton/Montgomery County offers world-class attractions, diverse accommodations, fantastic arts and culture performances, beautiful parks with bike and recreation trails, a variety of sporting venues and events, plus fabulous shopping and dining.

All modesty aside, Dayton is among the most underrated cities in the United States. It's a hidden gem rich in history, culture and recreation. Brown Street offers an eclectic row of restaurants and coffeehouses. Check out an array of nightlife options in the historic Oregon District. Catch the City folk Festival downtown and late-night jazz at Gilly's. View an art house flick at the Neon Movies. Hop through local artists' galleries, take in exhibits at the Dayton Art Institute and the Dayton Visual Arts Center, or experience world-class concerts, plays and Broadway musicals at the Schuster Performing Arts Center and Victoria Theatre. Take off with the story of flight at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. After all, Dayton is where the Wright Brothers and aviation were born. For the outdoor enthusiast, Dayton's beautiful river bikeways, recreation trails and parks provide miles and acres of opportunity. Root for the Dayton Dragons, the local minor league affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. That is if you can get tickets the Dragons have sold out every game since 2000, the longest active sold-out streak in all of U.S. pro sports. And if you have a fix for MLB baseball, NFL football, NHL hockey, MLS soccer and just about anything else, Cincinnati and Columbus are both just an hour away.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is located less than one mile from the city of Fairborn, Ohio. The City of Dayton is within 5 miles of the installation. The base is one of the largest and most important bases in the U.S. Air Force. The past, present and future at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are all linked with the Wright Brothers' legacy. The Wright Brothers called Dayton, Ohio, home and Daytonians have long since called their city the "Birthplace of Aviation. "


REQUIREMENTS (duties include but are not limited to)
  • Perform a full range of physical therapist services in accordance with the scope of clinical privileges granted by the MTF.
  • Provide appropriate therapeutic procedures and provide a full range of therapy services in support of patient referrals.
  • 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.
  • Provide input and attend rehabilitation team meetings, seminars, and quality assurance meetings.
  • Participate in peer review activities.
  • Provide clinical supervision to assistants, technicians, aides, and students.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • A Masters or Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from a Physical Therapy program acceptable to the USAF Surgeon General and accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.
  • 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.
  • Have at least 24 months of experience within the past 36 months as a physical therapist.
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