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Bering Straits Native Corporation Physical Therapist in Luke AFB, Arizona

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Bering Global Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of Bering Straits Native Corporation is currently seeking a qualified Cognitive Performance Specialist for the 56th Fighter Pilot Performance Program at Luke AFB, AZ. This position will support the initial standup of a human performance team in a military setting. This work will take place in a first-of-its-kind human performance (HP) facility that incorporates job-specific conditioning, cutting-edge HP technology, and easy-access to prehab & rehab physical therapy.

At a minimum, the program will address chronic neck and back pain, increased cognitive demands of modern operations, and the need for holistic resiliency.

The Physical Therapist assigned to Luke AFB, Glendale, AZ, will provide patient care and program development guidance for current and future pilots, who are organized, trained, and equipped to deliver distinctive expertise in combat environments.

Selected applicants are assigned to a team that is responsible for preparing fighter pilots for physical capacity and durability during their 8-month training pipelines and throughout their careers. Physical capacity & durability addresses the physical demands of fighter operations. This holistic approach incorporates prehab, performance training, strength & conditioning, and when necessary, rehab with an aggressive “return-to-fly” mindset. The selected applicant should be prepared to address chronic neck and back pain endemic across the fighter pilot population. Daily activities include assessment of personnel assigned to the unit, developing and instructing corrective exercise plans, patient treatment, assisting the Human Performance Team with planning, scheduling, execution and validations of the HP program efficiency and effectiveness. The selected applicant will have daily contact and interaction with AF trainees and senior leaders, as well as other staff members, contractors and vendors. As such, the selected party must adhere to the highest standards of conduct throughout the course of their daily activities and apply appropriate relationships with trainees, customers, and teammates.


The Essential Duties and Responsibilities are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed for this position, and are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job. Other duties may be assigned.

  • 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

  • Administers appropriate treatment as indicated

  • Appropriately supervises and directs support staff in providing patient care and performance of their job responsibilities

  • Records patients' treatment, response, and progress daily

  • Updates treatment plan and/ or reevaluates patients as needed to ensure optimal outcome

  • Develop relationships with outside support staff to include but not limited to flight medicine, dental, strength coaches, performance psychologists, etc.

  • Other tasks as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required (Minimum) Qualifications

  • Degree in Physical Therapy

  • 5 years of experience working as a physical therapist in a tactical, collegiate, or professional sport setting

  • Current CPR/First Aid certification

  • PT Licensure in state of practice

  • Employ relevant technologies to support the training program and improve students’ performance

  • Evaluate and provide written professional assessments on emerging technologies

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Ability to work independently or in a team and meet deadlines

  • Study, follow and apply designated AF training and safety directives and guidelines

  • Effectively work with frequent changes, interruptions and varying environmental conditions

  • Maintain a high degree of personal fitness and lead by example

  • Be able to demonstrate all physical exercises and events required of the students


  • ATC, CSCS, SCS, and OCS or like certifications are preferred, but not required


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must maintain a constant state of mental alertness at all times. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for bending, stooping, sitting, walking or standing for prolonged periods of time; most of time is spent sitting in a comfortable position with frequent opportunity to move about.


Work Environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be borne by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Job is performed in an office setting with exposure to computer screens and requires extensive use of a computer, keyboard, mouse and multi-line telephone system. The work described herein is primarily a modern office setting. Occasional travel may be required.


  • No supervisory responsibilities.


As a condition of employment, may be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening, as well as have acceptable reference and background check results to obtain access to military base. Must have reliable transportation to/from work a necessity and must be able to obtain access to military installations.

Shareholder Preference. BSNC gives hiring, promotion, training and retention preference to BSNC shareholders, shareholder descendants and shareholder spouses who meet the minimum qualifications for the job.

Bering Straits Native Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/ AA/ Male/ Female/ Disability/ Vets employer.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program. We are a drug free workplace.

Requisition ID: 2982