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Physical Therapist Kandahar Afghanistan

Physical Therapist Kandahar Afghanistan

Physical Therapist – Afghanistan
Tracking Code: 6097-120

Job Description for Physical Therapist Kandahar Afghanistan
The Physical Therapist will have the credentials of a Doctor of Physical Therapy with the ability to care U. S. and coalition forces to evaluate, diagnosis, treat and develop plans for the recovery for musculoskeletal injuries and complaints.  Location of services will be in Kandahar, AfghanistanThis is a notional position and will be contingent upon contract award.
All services shall be provided in accordance with established standards, principles and ethics of the profession, applicable professional specialty organizations, and the high-quality standard for which CHS is recognized.
Required Skills for Physical Therapist Kandahar Afghanistan
Must be a Doctor of Physical Therapy graduating from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Must have a current state license
Specialization or board certification in an advance clinical area is a plus
Prior military service as a Physical Therapist is preferred
Must have a minimum of 1 – 3 year of experience
Must be able to document care in military electronic medical record and be at to write limited duty/military profiles as part of treatment plan
Must have superb communication, computer/typing and organizational skills.
Have, obtain and maintain current certification in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Participate in training, (including HIPAA training)
Proficient in the use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and advance utilization of these applications is preferred.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES for Physical Therapist Kandahar Afghanistan:
Review patients’ medical history and any referrals or notes from doctors or surgeons
Diagnose patients’ dysfunctional movements by observing them stand or walk and by listening to their concerns, among other methods
Set up a plan of care for patients, outlining the patient’s goals and the expected outcome of the plan
Use exercises, stretching maneuvers, hands-on therapy, and equipment to ease patients’ pain, help them increase their mobility, prevent further pain or injury, and facilitate health and wellness
Evaluate a patient’s progress, modifying a plan of care and trying new treatments as needed
Educate patients about what to expect from and how best to cope with the recovery process
Establish procedures through which the facility will maximize patient privacy in accordance with HIPAA and local standards
Assist with Mass casualty situations
All personnel will document work performed, up-date patient files, as required and follow up to close out action items.
Attends and participates in a variety of meetings and task force groups to improve quality and outcomes, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, new task efforts, and new policy requirements.
Assists with the managing of day to day activities and prioritizing tasks.
Operates personal computer to access e-mail, electronic calendars, and other basic office support software.
Complies with all applicable CHS standards and guidelines.
Other duties as assigned.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS for Physical Therapist Kandahar Afghanistan:
Must have a valid, current U.S. Driver’s License
Must have a current U.S. Passport.
Must sign a CHS Foreign Service Agreement (FSA) and is bound to the terms and conditions of the FSA.
Shall be proficient in the ability to speak, write and communicate in English.
Work hours
May require the ability to pass a National Agency Check with Inquiries
May be required to attend a Pre-deployment Counter Terrorism training course or CRC prior to deployment

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS for Physical Therapist Kandahar Afghanistan:
Must be confirmed by a medical examination to be “medically and dentally fit” in accordance CHS Medical Readiness Guidelines and Policies and/or as dictated by the Client.
No conditions that would prevent the wear of personal protective equipment; including protective mask, ballistic helmet, body armor and chemical/biological protective garments or conditions that would prevent the capability of donning, lifting or carrying of up to 70 lbs. of referenced gear while running to a bunker or protected area in the face of perceived or imminent danger.
Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment; travel in Afghanistan is required by surface or air.
The climate is desert-like, hot, and prone to dust storms.

Position Type
Employment Type
Full time Regular

Interested candidates please send resume to tbennett@chsmedical.com
Please apply online
 Physical Therapist Kandahar Afghanistan
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