PTs provide evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions. They are licensed independent practitioners and credentialed as direct care providers in specific military HP settings. As such, the contractor shall evaluate and treat patients with or without referrals. The PT will also refer
patients to other POTFF staff members as needed. The contractor shall provide and perform the following services in support of POTFF’s HP program for SOF personnel, with the priority on SOF Operators and Direct Combat Support personnel:
- Provide musculoskeletal injury care, utilizing approved supplemental clinical privileges including the ordering of imaging studies, laboratory tests, basic pharmaceuticals, and referrals to specialty providers, with consistent, appropriate, and required documentation.
- If directed by HP program Manager and/or Coordinator, directly supervise the PT Tech, PT Assistant, and/or Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) within their scope of practice.
- Participate in periodic meetings with HP and POTFF for reasons such as, but not limited to, reviewing care provided to patients. Identify opportunities for improvement.
- Serve as an advisor to the HP program Manager and/or Coordinator in matters related to injury prevention, Sports Medicine (SM), and rehabilitation.
- Serve as an advisor to the HP program Manager and/or Coordinator for administrative matters, purchasing of supplies and equipment, and supplemental fiscal requests.
- Conduct equipment, product, and literature reviews to ensure the HP program stays current with the provision of care.
- Provide input for the development and utilization of required databases.
- Conduct peer (record) reviews for the HP Staff as directed.
- Assists the HP program Manager and/or Coordinator in developing and updating criteria-based job descriptions and performance standards.
- Assist the HP program Manager and/or Coordinator in developing and maintaining clinical practice guidelines to ensure consistency of care across all HP Training Centers (HPTCs) and associated facilities.
- Assist with the preparation of short and long-term fiscal plans. Submits input to the HP program Manager and/or Coordinator.
- Develop and promulgate training materials as requested and required by the HP program Manager and/or Coordinator.
- Ensure safe and effective operation of equipment used for patient care and contribute to a safe working environment.
- Participate in periodic in-service training for members of the HP staff or POTFF staff as appropriate.
- Attend required training in accordance with guiding instructions. Commands will allow for attendance at necessary conferences and/or courses to complete continuing education units required to maintain certification.
- Document care in the Military’s Electronic Health Record (i.e., AHLTA, GENESIS, etc.) and/or the HP Enterprise-wide database (i.e., SPEAR), as directed by HP program Manager and/or Coordinator and required by USSOCOM HQ and its POTFF staff.
- Attend and participate in meetings with other POTFF staff members and medical providers as requested and/or required.
- Perform other tasks, within the scope of the PT position description, as assigned by the HP program Manager and/or Coordinator.
- Collect and report all data as requested by the HP program Manager and/or Coordinator and required by USSOCOM HQ and its POTFF staff.
- Literately utilize computers, software, and technologies as required and requested by the HP program Manager and/or Coordinator and required by USSOCOM HQ and its POTFF staff.
The contractor shall possess a Master’s degree (doctoral degree preferred) in physical therapy and certification through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) as either an
Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) or Sports Certified Specialist (SCS), or certification through the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) as a certified athletic trainer (ATC) is required. Additionally, credentials such as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is preferred. The contractor shall maintain credentialing requirements in good standing at the local MTF. The contractor shall be capable of meeting physical demands of training with SOF including the ability to hike over rough terrain, function in austere environments, and observe SOF training evolutions. The contractor may be required to assist with strength and conditioning testing and training protocols and lift and manipulate loads or weights up to 25 kilograms. Minimum of 5 years or more of demonstrable, accumulated experience (continuous and sustained experience preferred) of performing manual therapy in the sports medicine field with individual athletes and groups of athletes (experience at the levels of NCAA Division I, Olympic, professional, and/or SOF Operators preferred) in the accompanying, respective settings. Additional
Licensure: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license as a Physical Therapist in one of any U.S. State, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico or U.S. Virgin Islands.
All HCPs shall have and maintain current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) as certified by the American Heart Association. Documentation of such training shall be provided to the COR. The front and back of the BCLS shall be provided to the Credentialing Department of the MTF they are credentialed through.