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Job Title: Physical Therapy Assistant
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Lawton, OK
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Medical, Writing/Authoring
Job Description
Physical Therapy Assistant

A licensed Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) works under direct supervision in an outpatient setting supervised by one or more Physical Therapists (PT). Independently provides treatment that promotes the prevention, remediation and rehabilitation of acute and chronic physical dysfunction. Provides physical therapy services within the Lawton Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) with oversight of the Neurology/ Rehabilitation Service at the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center. Services will be provided for Outpatient veterans with medical, neurological, post-operative orthopedic needs, including Durable Medical Equipment. Specialty Clinics such as Amputee, SCI or Wound Care may provide guidance for providing treatment for outpatient Veterans. Acts as coordinator of an outpatient spine specialty program, physical therapist student education clinical coordinator, telehealth educational program or as an outpatient specialty Total Joint Pathway program.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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).
  • English Language Proficiency. PTAs must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Policies.
Preferred Experience:
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in an outpatient setting.
  • Ability to follow the Physical Therapist Plan of Care and consult with onsite Physical Therapist as needed.
  • Standard wound care knowledge is needed.
  • Ability to work independently without support staff is critical.
  • Communication skills both verbally and in writing with patients, family members and colleagues.
  • Ability to organize, assist in department organization, be flexible, and multitask.
  • Knowledge of infection control procedures.
  • Basic computer skills.
Grade Determinations: GS-8
  • Experience. Completion of 1 year of creditable experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, and must fully meet the KSAs at that level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk:
  • Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    1. Advanced knowledge of treatment techniques in order to assess changes in physical, mental, and/or medical status.
    2. Advanced knowledge of physical therapy data collection and assessment techniques in order to perform specified aspects of patient evaluations and interventions.
    3. *Skill to manage and/or maintain responsibility for a specialty program.
    4. *Ability to lead a group of employees and communicate information regarding work assignments and scheduling.
    5. *Ability to instruct students and manage a trainee program for PTA students.

References: VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G23, Physical Therapy Assistant Qualification Standard.

Physical Requirements: Frequent lifting up to 35 pounds with frequent bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, overhead reaching and getting up and down from the floor may be required during the performance of this therapy position. Assistance should be obtained when lifting greater than 35 pounds.

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


NOTE: The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • VA Disability Letter
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements
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).
  • English Language Proficiency. PTAs must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Policies.
Preferred Experience:
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in an outpatient setting.
  • Ability to follow the Physical Therapist Plan of Care and consult with onsite Physical Therapist as needed.
  • Standard wound care knowledge is needed.
  • Ability to work independently without support staff is critical.
  • Communication skills both verbally and in writing with patients, family members and colleagues.
  • Ability to organize, assist in department organization, be flexible, and multitask.
  • Knowledge of infection control procedures.
  • Basic computer skills.
Grade Determinations: GS-8
  • Experience. Completion of 1 year of creditable experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, and must fully meet the KSAs at that level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk:
  • Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    1. Advanced knowledge of treatment techniques in order to assess changes in physical, mental, and/or medical status.
    2. Advanced knowledge of physical therapy data collection and assessment techniques in order to perform specified aspects of patient evaluations and interventions.
    3. *Skill to manage and/or maintain responsibility for a specialty program.
    4. *Ability to lead a group of employees and communicate information regarding work assignments and scheduling.
    5. *Ability to instruct students and manage a trainee program for PTA students.

References: VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G23, Physical Therapy Assistant Qualification Standard.

Physical Requirements: Frequent lifting up to 35 pounds with frequent bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, overhead reaching and getting up and down from the floor may be required during the performance of this therapy position. Assistance should be obtained when lifting greater than 35 pounds.
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