1. Performance Services
1.1 . The Physical Therapist shall perform a full range of physical therapist services in accordance with the scope of clinical privileges granted by the Commanding Officer. The contracted Physical Therapist shall be required to evaluate and treat patients seen in the physical therapy clinic as required by the Flight Commander, to ensure access standards are met during deployments, unscheduled absences, or when limited technician staffing dictates.
1.1.1. CLINIC SUPPORT. The Physical Therapist shall support the Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Chiropractic Clinics as needed.
1.1.2. INPATIENT SUPPORT . The Physical Therapist shall support inpatient services as directed by the Flight or MTF Commander.
1.1.3 . OTHER SUPPORT. The Physical Therapist shall provide immediate evaluation and management of emergency problems as they occur.
1.1.4. CLINIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Physical Therapist will 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.
22.214.171.124. Instruct, motivate, and assist patients in performing various physical activities, such as exercises, ambulatory functional activities, daily-living activities, and in use of assistive and supportive devices, such as crutches, canes, and prostheses.
126.96.36.199. 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.
188.8.131.52. Administer treatments involving application of physical agents, using equipment such as transcutaneous electrical stimulation, hot packs, cold packs, and ultrasound machines. The Physical Therapist will administer soft tissue and/or joint mobilization, applying knowledge of mobilization techniques and body physiology. Administer traction to relieve pain, using traction equipment.
184.108.40.206. Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit. Responsible for recording treatment, response, and progress in patient's chart and/or automated systems. Coordinate treatment with physician and other staffmembers to obtain additional patient information, suggest revisions in treatment program and integrate physical therapy treatment with other aspects of the patient's health care.
220.127.116.11. Contact referring physicians regarding patient care concerns, as required. The Physical Therapist will plan and prepare written treatment programs based on an evaluation of the patient and administer manual exercises to improve and maintain function. Instruct patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home. Evaluate, fit, and adjust orthotic devices and recommend modification as required. The Physical Therapist also orients, instructs and directs work activities of assistants, technicians, aides, students, etc. Must participate in peer review activities.
4.3. Hours of Performance.
4.3.1. The Physical Therapist shall be on duty in the Physical Therapy Clinic located in the 96th Medical Group for 40 hours per week, not including on-call responsibilities outlined below. Services are for a 9-hour period (to include one hour (non-paid) for lunch) Monday through Friday throughout the term of the agreement. Routine work hours will be scheduled by the Element Chief to correspond to the needs of the department. Currently, the Contract Physical Therapist will be scheduled by the MTF for outpatient visits from 0700-1600, Monday through Friday. The Physical Therapist is expected to arrive on time and conduct routine (non-emergent) patient care within these duty hours. In the event the clinical patient load, and/or documentation requires an extension of the workday, the Physical Therapist is required to keep an accurate accounting of the additional hours worked. Time sheets will be signed by QAP.
4.3.2. The Physical Therapist shall provide on-call services on a rotational basis with other MTF Physical Therapists. The Physical Therapist shall not be simultaneously on call at the MTF and any other medical facility. The Physical Therapist shall respond to the facility for medical consultations within 48 hours after consultation and shall respond to the facility for orthopedic consultations within 24 hours after consultation. The Physical Therapist may be required to work on holidays, both secular and religious. Call may be taken from home or from other places in the local area. On call days when the contractor is required to report to the facility, the contractor will be compensated at a rate of ½ compensatory day.
4.3.3. Federal Holidays. The Physical Therapist may be required to provide services on Federal Holidays (Martin Luther King’s Birthday, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day).
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