Physical Therapist Assistant - Physical Therapy
QuarterLine Consulting Services - Alamogordo, NM
Physical Therapist Assistant opening in Alamogordo, New Mexico. QuarterLine provides professional health care staffing services to military hospitals and health clinics across the United States. We are currently seeking a full-time Physical Therapist Assistant at Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, New Mexico.The duties include but are not limited to the following: Provide a full range of physical therapy assistant services, including the services given below, as directed by the supervising physical therapist. Carry out a program of corrective exercise and treatment for assigned patients, as directed by the head physical therapist.

Under supervision, administer such treatment as exercise, gait training, massage, whirlpool, hot packs, diathermy, ultrasound, paraffin, ice packs and traction. Instruct patients on segments of the program including proper use of wheelchairs, crutches, braces, and prosthetic appliances and devices. Administer traction to relieve neck and back pain, using intermittent and static traction equipment. Instruct, motivate, and assist patients to learn and improve functional activities, such as pre-ambulation, transfer, ambulation, and daily-living activities.

Observe patients during treatments and compile and evaluate data on patients\\\' responses to treatments and progress and report orally or in writing to the physical therapist. Fit patients for, adjust, and train patients in the use and care of orthopedic braces, prostheses, and supportive devices, such as crutches, canes, walkers, and wheelchairs. Confer with members of the physical therapy staff and other health team members, individually and in conference, to exchange, discuss, and evaluate patient information for planning, modifying, and coordinating treatment programs. Coordinate with other departments and the clinic staff to provide complete care to patients.

Act as a liaison with nursing, medical staff, and other therapists to facilitate problem solving and coordination of services. Act as educational resource. Perform administrative duties such as taking inventory, ordering supplies, answering telephone, taking messages, filling out forms, scheduling patients, and staffing the reception area. Maintain and care for department equipment and supplies and storage.

Maintain department records and files in accordance with facility policies. Perform coding of patient encounters and workload. Measure patient\\\'s range-of-joint motion, length and girth of body parts, and vital signs to determine effects of specific treatments or to assist physical therapist to compile data for patient evaluations. Monitor treatments administered by physical therapy aides.The Physical Therapist Assistant will generally work between the hours of 7:30am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.Education.

Graduation from a physical therapy assistant program accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).Licensure. A current, valid State license as a physical therapy assistant in any one of the fifty States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. (License is required unless the state uses certification or registration in lieu of licensure as provided by the American Physical Therapy Association at [Click Job Title to Apply]).Experience.

Have at least 12 months of experience within the last 36 months as a physical therapist assistant.Holloman Air Force Base is located in New Mexico\\\'s Tularosa Basin between the Sacramento and San Andreas mountain ranges. It is the home of the 49th Wing. The base has been a proud member of the local community since 1942. It\\\'s currently home to the F-22A Raptor and more than 30 tenant units.

Alamogordo is the nearest city to Holloman Air Force Base. Many from Team Holloman rely on this city of approximately 35,000 residents for shopping, dining, housing and recreation. Cloudcroft is nestled in the Sacramento Mountains, approximately 30 miles east of Alamogordo. Living up to its slogan of being, \\\"9,000 feet above stress level,\\\" the village offers dining, shopping and local art galleries.To apply, please visit [Click Job Title to Apply] and search for Job ID 2012-2389.

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