Navy PT

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Juan Torres
Recruiting Demographic
Men and women both allowed to serve
as PT’s
 Older than 19 and with a Doctorate in
PT
 Physically fit
 Motivated, determined and responsible
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Background
Navy PT part of the Clinical Care
Provider Department
 Section of Navy Health Care
 Best technological equipment available,
dynamic work environment
 Obtain skills able to use anywhere
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Officer Commission
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As a Physical Therapist in the US Navy
you will be commissioned as a
Lieutenant Junior Grade or Lt. JG
Job Description
Comprehensive orthopedics for
wounded or injured sailors, Marines,
their families and people around the
world
 Variety of work settings such as
hospitals, ships, etc
 Freedom for controlling and
implementing rehab programs
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Equipment
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Work with state of the art equipment
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First to use new innovations and
inventions
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Government funded meaning no
shortage of money, supplies, personnel
or equipment.
Position in the Navy
Enlisted Ranks
Officer Ranks
Pay Grade Chart
Responsibilities
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Prevent injuries
Rehab wartime, work-related or any other type of
injury
Improve muscular-skeletal and other impairments
Perform all procedures as civilian PT but with
more independence
Opportunities
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Specialization in specific field such as massage therapy,
orthopedics
Increase education and obtain certifications
Pursue advance degrees; additional pay for extra
certs/degrees
Clinical/management positions available
Work Environments
Lifestyle changes
Become disciplined
Responsible with others lives and wellbeing
Advance your confidence and professional
persona
Be more organized, task oriented and time
management focused
Promotion Process
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Authorized Officer Strength- amount of
officers allowed in each branch.
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Promotion Flow Points-years served
before promotion allowed
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Selection Opportunity Percentage-% of
personnel accepted
Retirement Pay
20 years of service= 50% of base pay
rate
 2.5% added for each year beyond 20
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30 years of service=75% of base pay
Specialty Jobs
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Available special job options:
Navy SEALs
 Health care administration officer
 Navy Diver and Rescue
 Navy Nurse
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Commitment
Must be a US Citizen
 Must possess a minimum of a 4 year
degree
 Be no older than 35 but older than 19
 Financial obligations satisfied
 Drug test
 Serve a minimum of 3-5 years
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Considerations
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Significant time away from home
Change of locations often
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Long hours on the job and fluctuating
work schedules
Switching Branches
Able to switch branches after contract is
up
 Qualifications will transfer and translate
into different branch
 Must go through boot camp again
unless coming out of the Marines
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After the Navy
Work within a hospital setting such as
Cooper and Virtua
 Open your own clinic
 Use the GI Bill to obtain education in
another field
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Resources
http://www.public.navy.mil/bupersnpc/career/payandbenefits/Pages/defaul
t2.aspx
 http://www.navy.com/careers/healthcare.
html
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