DEPARTMENT : Emergency Medicine, Qatar Assignment (International Assignment)
POSITION TITLE : Physical Therapist
REPORTS TO : Supervising Physician
The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) is a subcontractor for a government contract with ITT that provides health care services for Troop Medical Clinic (TMC) in Qatar.
The PT shall collaborate with TMC medical providers to develop and implement complex, goal-oriented treatment plans for patients presenting with a multiplicity of dysfunction and impairments in physical, functional and adaptive areas.
The PT shall collaborate with the Director of Health Services and TMC medical providers to plan, coordinate, and implement goal-oriented group and/or focused individual physical therapy treatment programs, selecting activities to increase or improve muscle strength, range of motion and coordination; teaches alternative or compensatory techniques for rehabilitation, reconditioning, and functional tasks regardless of physical, mental, and/or cognitive deficits.
The PT shall collaborate with TMC medical providers to design treatment plans to meet patient/clinical objectives to maximize restoration of physical and adaptive roles and functions. Incorporate psychosocial and environmental factors that contribute to the impact of injury or illness on daily functional capabilities. Utilize physical performance measures to provide objective data and outcomes with activity/task performance. Design, fabricate, or recommend adaptive equipment and/or orthotic devices to improve function.
The PT shall incorporate evaluation, treatment methods, and research trends and patterns to develop procedures, criteria, and policies to meet the emerging needs of the complex patient population. Provides oversight to the PTA as required by the state practice and consistent with recommendations of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
Restores patient's function, alleviates pain, and prevents disabilities by planning and administering medically prescribed physical therapy. The qualified candidate shall be able to perform a wide range of complex physical therapy duties requiring an advanced practical knowledge of physical therapy, evidence-based medicine and data collection to perform specific aspects of evaluations and interventions. Physical Therapist responsibilities include providing evaluation and therapeutic interventions to a full range of wounded, ill and injured beneficiaries with needs concerned with, but not limited to the list in the “Essential Duties Section” below:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The Physical Therapist shall utilize evaluation techniques to determine patient’s current functional level using standardized/clinically accepted measurement and evaluation tools, clinical observations, patient/staff interviews, and review of medical histories. The primary area of emphasis is on evaluation and treatment of all levels of acute and chronic neuro-musculoskeletal conditions and accompanying sequelae. Provides technical supervision of, oversight of and collaboration with the Physical therapist Assistant. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education Master’s Degree or Higher from an Accredited Physical Therapy Program
Current State License in Physical Therapy
Experience 2-4 years working experience as a Physical Therapist in general ambulatory care setting is preferred. Active/Unrestricted/Valid license and ability to maintain current licensure.
Competencies Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to communicate providing verbal feedback in a professional manner. Must be able to follow and understand instructions, and react favorably in all work situations. Must have strong interpersonal skills and be mentally adaptable and flexible in dealing with a variety of people at various levels within and outside the MFA.
Reports to the Supervising Physician and Director of Health Services at the TMC, Camp As Sayliyah.
Job Type: Full-time