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Occupational Therapist (Wheeled Mobility Clinic) – San Antonio, Texas
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 94107Start Date: 05/08/2019End Date: 05/22/2019
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/22/2019.
Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education: Graduation from a degree program in Occupational Therapy approved by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) or predecessor organizations to include an internship (supervised fieldwork experience required by the educational institution). Experience: In addition to the basic requirements, completion of a minimum of 1 year of progressively complex experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11). Licensure: The incumbent must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license in a State, Territory, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia. Preferred Experience: Direct and continual clinical experience in wheelchair and seating evaluation and prescription. In addition to completion of 1 year of progressively difficult experience comparable to the next lower grade level, OTs assigned to this position must fully demonstrate the following KSAOs: Advanced knowledge of contemporary occupational therapy across multiple areas of practice, and the demonstrated ability to apply this advanced knowledge to provide clinical guidance to staff within the department. Demonstrated clinical knowledge of advanced specialized evaluation, interventions, and services to independently develop treatment strategies for specialty populations. Skill in developing protocols and procedures for intervention programs based on current therapy theory, recent research and practice. Ability to provide consultation to other health care practitioners and outside groups about therapy scope of practice and areas of expertise. Ability to implement, revise/update evidence based occupational therapy services in specialized areas such as polytrauma, TBI, SCI, geriatrics, mental health, driver rehabilitation, home based primary care (HBPC) and other specialty areas. Advanced knowledge in prosthetics/orthotics devices and demonstrated ability to make adjustments on devices or adaptive equipment to obtain maximum benefit from the device. May assess for and fabricate orthotic devices and proceed with modifications as needed. References: VA Handbook 5005-25; Part II; Appendix G14. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. Physical Requirements: Occupational Therapists / Physical Therapists must successfully meet the physical functional requirements for the position. Heavy lifting (45 pounds and over), Straight pulling (.5 hours), Pushing (.5 hours), Reaching about shoulder, Use of fingers, Both hands required, Walking (.5 hours), Standing (.5 hours), Crawling (.5 hours), Kneeling (.5 hours), Repeated Bending (1 hour), Climbing (.5 hours),Climbing use of legs and arms, Operation of crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle, Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, Specific Visual Requirement (Permit Corrective Lenses), Ability to distinguish basic colors, Hearing (aid permitted), and Mental and Emotional Stability.
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