• Perform a full range of physical therapist services in accordance with the scope of clinical privileges granted by the MTF.
• Provide each helicopter aircrew and TRF member an initial appointment within 90 days of contract start date. Follow-up appointments will be based on need, pre-habilitative plans, and any potential coordination with members’ military and/or civilian healthcare team.
• Advise unit commanders on matters related to injury prevention and rehabilitation. Identify opportunities for improvement. Develop protocols and standard operating procedures (SOP) for PT 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 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.
• 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.
• Perform prevention and wellness activities, education, screening, and promote positive health behaviors.
• Refer all personnel under his/her purview with a new or undiagnosed medical condition (beyond the scope of the Contractor’s ability) to the servicing MTF for evaluation and care.
• Refer helicopter aircrew and TRF members with a duty-limiting disease to the servicing MTF.
This position can also perform other direct patient care duties within scope of their skills and/or privileges at the MTF, at the discretion of the Government.
In addition to standard mandatory qualifications, the healthcare provider must:
(1)Have experience with completing tasks using Microsoft Office applications with minimal guidance.
(2)Become proficient in the use of the following computer systems: Composite Health Care Systems (CHCS) – Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA) or MHS Genesis (where applicable), and Aeromedical Services Information Management System (ASIMS).
(3)Complete DRHA/MHA provider training requirements as specified in AFI 48-122and Base Operational Medical Clinic guidance after in-processing, and submit required certificates to the MTF credentials manager. Additionally, healthcare providers conducting DRHAs will complete program orientation with a DRHA Program Office representative via phone. These are one-time training requirements.
(4)Act as Competent Medical Authority (CMA). Training will be provided by the government. CMA will act as medical consultant to the Personnel Reliability Program (PRP) commanders.