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Job Title:Physical Therapy Assistant

Department:Department of the Army


Job Announcement Number:NCMD12792815D

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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$34,907.00 to $45,376.00 / Per Year


Thursday, April 12, 2012 to Wednesday, April 25, 2012




- - This is a Permanent position. -- Full Time


1 vacancy in the following location:
KS - Fort RileyView Map


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As a physical therapy assistant at Irwin Army Community hospital, you will provide direct therapeutic care to a diverse patient population. Interpret therapists' and physicians' orders and provide appropriate care. Performs general evaluation tests related to range-of-motion, strength and reflex assessment. Administer physical therapy to ambulator...

About the Position:

  • Moving expenses will not be paid for this position.

    Irwin Army Community Hospital, Department of Surgery, Physical Therapy, Fort Riley, Kansas 66442

    Who May Apply: Click here for more information.
  • All U. S. citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States.


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    As a physical therapy assistant at Irwin Army Community hospital, you will provide direct therapeutic care to a diverse patient population. Interpret therapists' and physicians' orders and provide appropriate care. Performs general evaluation tests related to range-of-motion, strength and reflex assessment. Administer physical therapy to ambulatory, general medical and surgical patients which involves the use of heat, cold, water, electricity, massage, and therapeutic exercise to treat physical disabilities, injuries and disease. Use physical therapy modalities such as ultrasound , diathermy, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), mechanical cervical and lumbar traction, hydrocollator packs, cryotherapy, electrical stimulation. Assess both positive and negative responses to treatment. Based on observations and conclusions, modify treatment procedures, plans, and approaches. Conduct advanced unit level prevention physical training and rehabilitation programs.


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    General Schedule

  • Specialized Experience: One year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower grade or level requiring application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled. Candidates for this position must clearly demonstrate in their resume that they possess specialized experience which involves assisting a physical therapist in carrying out individual treatment plans, documenting changes in patients' condition and utilizing physical therapy modalities including therapeutic exercise.

    OR: one full year of graduate education directly related to the work of the position.

  • Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - and
  • Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.
  • The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's basic qualification requirements, and the skills needed to perform the duties of this position as described in this vacancy announcement. Resumes are rated using Category Rating procedures. If you meet the minimum qualification requirements, based on your possession of job-related skills, your resume will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.


    Other Requirements:
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  • Personnel security investigation required.
  • All required background checks of AR 215-3, must be successfully completed and maintained including Child and Youth National Agency Check with Inquiries (CNACI); to include a health assessment is required.
  • This position has a mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirement and is therefore subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations. Applicants tentatively selected for appointment to this position will be required to sign a statement (Condition of Employment) consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • Applicants claiming veteran's preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.
  • Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.


    Resumes will be evaluated for basic qualifications requirements and for the skills needed to perform the duties of the position, as described in this vacancy announcement and identified by the Selecting Official for the position.


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    The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


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  • To successfully claim veteran's preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement. Please review the information listed under the Other Requirements link on this announcement or review our on-line Job Application Kit.

    Other Advantages: Ft Riley is located 120 miles west of Kansas City between Junction City (town of approximately 17,000) and Manhattan (college town of 45,000 residents). The local area has two large freshwater lakes for fishing, swimming, boating or camping. There are many other opportunities, Big XII Kansas State Wildcats football; Milford Lake Wetlands; hiking on the Konza Prairies; or golf at a nationally ranked course. Go hunting or ride your off-road vehicle at one of the largest ORV areas in Kansas.


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  • Resumes must be received by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Self-nomination must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants wishing to withdraw from consideration may contact the Central Resume Processing Center at (410) 306- 0137 or
  • Resume must be on file in our centralized database.
  • Announcements close at 12:00am (midnight) Eastern Time.
  • You must have an ACTIVE resume with the Army Centralized Resumix database before you submit your Self-nomination. If you do not have an ACTIVE resume on file, please click here to use the Army Resume Builder to create or update your resume.


  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • All Health Care Providers must be able to obtain and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and certification Current Advanced Life Support of other advanced certification does not supersede BLS completion.

    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: 410-306-0137
    Agency Information:
    Central Resume Processing Center
    314 Johnson Street
    Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD


    Once this announcement closes, candidates will be evaluated using an automated system, (Resumix) which compares your skills and experience as described in your resume with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be a highly qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official. You can view the status of announcements that you applied for through our automated response system, ANSWER, accessed at

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