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Physical Therapist

Company: U.S. Air Force
Location: Newport News
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Job Description:

When Airmen suffer from illness or injury, their motor functions can be adversely compromised. Physical Therapists work closely with their patients to help them heal and promote overall wellness, providing services that help restore function, improve mobility and relieve pain. From identifying problems to developing and implementing a care plan, these specialists stay involved as long as necessary so that Airmen can resume healthy, active lifestyles. Primary Responsibilities

  • Plan, develop and manage physical therapy treatment, procedures and programs
  • Develop and implement teaching programs and research related to physical therapy
  • Evaluate patients and determine the type and frequency of treatment necessary
  • Make recommendations regarding the use of braces and other related support appliances
  • Act as a consultant to medical staff on physical therapy matters Benefits Your effort and commitment is essential to our mission, which is why we provide our Airmen with a benefits package that is unparalleled in the civilian world:
    • 30 days of vacation with pay each year
    • Excellent healthcare coverage for you and your family
    • Food and housing assistance
    • A generous retirement program
    • Prestigious leadership, training and continuing education opportunities
    • Free or low-cost world travel opportunities
    • Excellent starting salary Qualifications This is an active duty position as an Air Force officer. To be considered, you must meet the following requirements:
      • Entry-level doctorate (DPT) or transitional DPT, or be within one year of graduation
      • A current license to practice in a state or territory of the United States
      • A DPT student able to enter active duty by August of the year applying (45 days prior to entry the student must provide conferred transcripts and proof of valid physical therapy state licensure)
      • Completion of five-and-a-half-week Commissioned Officer Training course
      • Must be between the ages of 18 and 41
        • Must be willing to relocate About the Air Force The U.S. Air Force is the most advanced Air Force in the world offering hundreds of career opportunities, from healthcare to engineering, in order to provide precise and reliable global vigilance, reach and power for the nation. Our mission is to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. And those who put on this uniform every day live by a set of core values: integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do.

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