Naval Medical Command Physical Therapy Assistant in Twentynine Palms, California

Naval Medical Command
Few vacancies in the following location:
  • Twentynine Palms, CA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Tuesday 10/18/2016 (3 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 10/25/2016 (4 day(s) away)

Job Overview

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This position is located in the Physical Therapy Department, Directorate of Clinical Support Services, at Naval Hospital Twenty-nine Palms and surrounding clinics.

  • Delivers highly specialized and diversified treatment for patients whose physical require the application of nonstandard treatment procedures and approaches.

  • Operates specialized medical equipment to include electro-therapeutic modalities (Ultrasound, iontophoresis, Neuro Muscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) and lumbar/cervical traction).

  • Educates the patient and/or family on discharge instructions, health promotion, disease prevention and wellness.

  • Prepares, and maintains patient charts for use by the designated licensed, credentialed provider.

  • Assists with front desk support i.e. answer telephone calls, greet patients, and respond to patient inquires.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
  • Selectee must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Selectee is required to participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • See Other Information section for additional requirements.

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: This position has a selective placement factor needed in order to qualify. The actual Selective Placement Factor is a Current Physical Therapy Assistant License and a Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.Failure to possess this factor WILL result in an ineligible rating.

Possession of the factor must be verifiable by submitting a copy of your Current Physical Therapy Assistant License and a Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In order to qualify for this position, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the (GS-05) grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform successfully the duties of the position such as:

  • Assisting in planning and administering physical therapy treatment procedures to patients.

  • Operating equipment such as electro-therapeutic modalities (Ultrasound, iontophoresis, Neuro Muscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) and lumbar/cervical traction).

  • Monitoring patients' undergoing procedures and treatments and identifying acute distress or the potential of acuity change.

  • Observing changes to patient condition and reporting changes to licensed, credentialed providers.

  • Promoting self-care and assisting with the dissemination of information regarding discharge instructions.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the required skills for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.


SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: Applicants may substitute the following education for the required experience, provided it demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position: 9 semester hours of graduate education directly related to the position.

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be combined to meet the total qualification requirements.

Are you using your education to qualify? For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned). See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit:

Special Requirements**A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal.

Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the applicant fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment. Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing. Drug test results will be provided to the employing activity/command.

This is a Department of the Navy drug testing designated position. In accordance with Executive Order 12546, applicants selected are required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is a drug-testing designated position (TDP) subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

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 season influenza vaccinations.

A favorable ANACI (Access National Agency Check and Inquiries) background investigation is required for noncritical sensitive positions with access to network systems.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements for which you requested consideration. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements.

Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, a 401K-type retirement plan, and an Employee Assistance Program. More information can be found at:

Other Information

This Position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit

* Federal Annuitant Information:* The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at:

ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating of 85 or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:

Veteran's Preference Information

Military Spouse Preference (MSP)

Salary Range: $40,215.00 to $52,278.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0636-06/06

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453652500

Job Announcement Number: EA70636-06-1827573PC500780D