T3I Physical Therapists (PT) are assigned to support Air Force (AF) Tactical Air Control Party Formal Training Unit (TACP FTU) training and development at Camp Bullis, San Antonio, TX. TACP airmen are Special Warfare (SW) operators that are part of an elite group of airmen specifically trained and equipped to primarily operate as surface combatants, where they conduct both Conventional and Special Operations, Joint Terminal Attack Control Operations, Personnel Recovery, and Joint Fires Integration.
The selected candidate will be assigned to a Human Performance team consisting of the PT and the Tactical Athlete Coaches (TACs) that are responsible for preparing and maintaining TACP 5-Level students for physical and mental success during their upgrade training. Daily activities include planning, teaching, and applying physical training principles and techniques to improve students’ functional movements and overall performance. Due to their influential position, T3i PTs and TACs are held to the highest standards of professional conduct at all times.
- Provide patient care and program development guidance to the PM and TACP FTU. PTs will deliver treatment to students in both a preventative and rehabilitative setting, and will operate with an aggressive “return-to-operations” mindset. Daily activities include assessment of personnel assigned to the unit, developing and instructing corrective exercise plans, patient treatment, assisting the human performance with planning, scheduling, execution and validations of the HP program efficiency and effectiveness.
- Assist in the development of the program rehabilitation system in accordance with all local, state, and national laws and regulations, as well as licensing and insurance certification.
- Review patient records and provide appropriate assessments to determine physical therapy treatment requirements.
- Performs patient tests, measurements and evaluations and record findings in the patient database.
- Administer appropriate treatment as indicated.
- Updates treatment plan and/ or reevaluates patients as needed to ensure optimal outcome.
- Ensure that all infection control standards are met in soft tissue treatment areas.
- Develop relationships and internal processes with Tactical Athlete Coaches to provide seamless, integrated rehabilitation and training services.
- Gather data, perform research, and compile information into documents regarding student population and musculoskeletal injury/prevention to enhance training techniques.
- Apply subject matter expertise, including industry best practices of operational and functional physical fitness, sports medicine, and physical therapy techniques from military and professional sports for the development of training programs.
- Develops and delivers relevant physical therapy-related content and teaching materials.
- Delivers briefings, educational sessions, and worksite wellness consultations as needed.
- Maintain cleanliness and general upkeep of training facility to include, but not limited to, medical and fitness equipment.
- As appropriate, be an effective leader, teammate, and collaborative staff member
- Maintain all professional credentials and licensure
- Maintain all professional credentials and licensure.
- Possess Doctor of Physical Therapy and Board Specialty Certification.
- Current CPR/First Aid certification, PT Licensure in the state of Texas, and OCS or SCS certification.
- Have 5 years of experience working as a physical therapist in a tactical, collegiate, or professional sport setting or dual credentialed e.g., ATC.
- Have proficient understanding and working knowledge of computer, e-mail, voice mail, and telephone texts to perform duties. Additionally, be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Preferred candidates will have completed residence or fellowship training in manual therapy. i.e.having become a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT).
- Advanced training in manipulation, mobilization, and other manual therapy techniques.