68F Physical Therapy Specialist

68F MOS
Name: Physical Therapy Specialist
Branch: Army
Rank: Enlisted

Duties

Supervises or administers physical therapy to decrease physical disabilities and promotes physical fitness of patients.

The chief medical NCO is the principal non-commissioned officer who supervises, and performs related duties as the senior advisor to Commanders, Directors, and Chiefs of Departments and staff agencies on all matters pertaining to enlisted personnel they perform these duties in multifunctional medical treatment facilities and medical staff activities, or in medical units formed under the Table of Organization and Equipment (TOE), or Table of Distribution and Allowances (TDA) concept; must be qualified in one of the following eleven MOS (68A, 68E, 68G, 68J, 68K, 68M, 68P, 68Q, 68R, 68S and 68W) at the grade MSG; must be knowledgeable in technical mission, responsibilities and operations of all medical functional activities, to include: division and higher levels of medical special, general and joint staff sections, Medical Centers, large and medium size hospitals, Medical Activities, health centers and clinics, battery, company and troop size units, and all levels of echelons for medical organizations to include all major commands; must be able to plan, coordinate and supervise activities pertaining to unit organization, training, tactical and technical operations; provides advice and makes recommendations to the commander and staff on all matters pertaining to enlisted soldiers and their families; accompanies the commander on inspections, visits and ceremonies; assists in inspection of command activities, facilities and personnel as prescribed by the commander; ensures adherence to command policies; holds First Sergeants’ or Sergeants’ Major call to announce information and instruction; ensures that newly assigned enlisted personnel are instructed in military courtesy, customs of the service and command regulations or policies; responsible for monitoring training or conducts training of enlisted soldiers; assesses training at all levels and provides feedback to appropriate commanders and leaders; provides counsel and guidance to NCOs and other enlisted soldiers of the command; responsible for and provides guidance on Non-Commissioned Officer Education System (NCOES) and Non-Commissioned Officer Development Program (NCODP); inspects duties performed by subordinate NCOs; notes discrepancies and initiates appropriate corrective action; assists in reception of visitors to the command; serves as president or member of command promotion board or removal board for NCOs, as authorized by regulations; sits as chairperson or member of a command’s “Military Member of the Quarter/Year” competition for enlisted soldiers or NCOs, as directed by local regulations; responsible for quality, control and training of noncommissioned officer evaluation reports (NCOER) while ensuring timely submissions; reviews evaluation reports to determine compliance with policies and procedures and recommends corrective actions on deficiencies to commanders, other leaders and rating officials; performs other duties prescribed by the commander; assists in the professional development of junior and company grade officer.

Under close supervision, administers physical therapy treatment to patients; administers physical therapy treatment to patients and assists with the management of a small clinic; administers physical therapy treatment to patients and manages small, or assists with management of medium or large sized physical therapy section.

Manages a medium or large physical therapy section; supervises and provides technical guidance within the Army Medical Department and Army Special Staff Activities.