Physical Therapist at Maxwell Air Force Base

 

Management Enterprise Development & Services (MEDS), Inc., is actively seeking a Physical Therapist for Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, AL. This is a regular full-time position, offering a competitive salary and a full benefits package.

Qualified candidates should submit their resumes to Sonya Harris at s.harris@medshuntsville.com.

JOB SUMMARY

This position evaluates and implements physical therapy to patients with neurological, burn/wound, or musculoskeletal injuries, or to patients with other acute or chronic physical disabilities, through the use of physical therapy techniques, to relieve pain, restore physical functioning, and facilitate independence. The incumbent may be involved in the prevention of disabilities or injury re-occurrence.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
• Master or Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited Physical Therapy institution.
• Advanced Physical Therapy education preferred; documented over 100 hours of orthopedic Physical Therapy course work preferred.
• Shall have and maintain an unrestricted license to practice Physical Therapy in one of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands, and be able to obtain clinical privileges to practice Physical Therapy at the Medical Treatment Facility where services are provided.

EXPERIENCE
• Qualification in applying, directing and managing Physical Therapy Clinic operations, procedures and patient treatments is mandatory.
• Two years of orthopedic/manual therapy experience.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide outpatient physical therapy services for patients as scheduled by the Medical Treatment Facility.
• Perform a full range of physical therapist services in accordance with the scope of clinical privileges granted by the Medical Treatment Facility Commander.
• Be subject to the same Quality Control standards as those applied to comparable military or civil service physical therapists.
• Provide appropriate therapeutic procedures and provide a full range of therapy services in support of patient referrals from the following specialties: Orthopedics, General Medicine and Surgery, Primary Care Clinic, Rheumatology and other referrals approved by Department Head/Division Officer.
• All patient contact and care shall be safe, timely, result in achievement of realistic and documented treatment goals, and comply with or satisfy the intent of the referring medical staff.
• Test and measure the patient’s strength, motor development, sensory perception, functional capacity, and/or respiratory and circulatory efficiency. Record findings to develop or revise treatment 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 treatments involving application of physical agents, using equipment such as a pulsed lavage unit and/or whirlpool bath, moist packs, ultraviolet and infrared lamps, and ultrasound machines. Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit.
• 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.
• Instruct patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home. Evaluate, fit, and adjust prosthetic and orthotic devices and recommend modification as required.
• 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.
• Provide documented treatment and discharge recommendations to members of the staff in routine, emergency, and special cases as needed.
• Orient, instruct and direct work activities of assistants, technicians, aides, etc.
• Provide input and attend rehabilitation team meetings, seminars, and quality assurance meetings.
• Participate in peer review activities.
• Provide clinical supervision to military and civilian technician.
• The physical therapist could also provide consultation in complex cases. Prepare and review case histories and clinical records. Perform and direct diagnostic procedures, including x-ray examinations and clinical laboratory tests. Interpret test results and evaluate examination findings.

Qualified candidates should submit their resumes to Sonya Harris at s.harris@medshuntsville.com.

Pharmacy Technician

Management Enterprise Development and Services (MEDS) is actively seeking a Pharmacy Technician for the Department of Pharmacy, San Antonio Military Medical Center.  This is a regular full time position, offering a competitive salary and a full benefits package.

Pharmacy Technicians that apply should have at a minimum:

License and of Certification Requirements.  Pharmacy Technicians shall have successfully completed a program of formal education through the community college level /technical school or formal military training (preferably a program accredited by The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).  A certificate or diploma must be in the possession of any applicant. Pharmacy Technicians must be in possession of current Pharmacy Technician Certification through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board as well as current registration with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.

Experience.  The Pharmacy Technician shall have completed at a minimum 160 hours of externship training and have a minimum of one year experience as a pharmacy technician within the last three years for outpatient setting and within the last two years for Inpatient Pharmacy.

Pharmacy Technicians must possess and maintain a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association during the contract period of performance.

All applicants shall be able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate with patients and other employees.

No records or convictions involving any form of chemical dependency, previous convictions of felonious nature, or any adverse actions pending by any Board of Pharmacy.

To apply,  please contact Sonya Harris.