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Supervisory Prosthetist/Orthotist – Marion, Indiana
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 93216Start Date: 05/07/2019End Date: 05/21/2019
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/21/2019.
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. 1. A bachelor’s degree or higher in orthotics and prosthetics from a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited program. OR, 2.A bachelor’s degree or higher in any major along with a post-graduate orthotics or prosthetics certificate from a CAAHEP accredited program. Board Certification. Candidates must be board certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) or the Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification (BOC) as an orthotist, prosthetist, or orthotist/prosthetist. The board certificate must be current and the applicant must abide by the certifying body’s requirements for continuing education. Certification as a technician, pedorthist, assistant or fitter does not meet this requirement. Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. English Language Proficiency. Orthotists, prosthetists, or orthotists/prosthetists must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d). Supervisory Orthotist-Prosthetist, GS-12 Grade Level Requirements. In addition to the above basic qualifications for this position, the grade level requirements below must be met. a. Experience. Completion of 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, GS-11, as an orthotist/prosthetist functioning as a full member of the clinical team which includes significant involvement in treatment plan development for the most complex types of conditions. b. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidates must demonstrate the following KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*): 1. Knowledge of regulatory requirements established by the ABC, BOC, the National Committee for Orthotic/Prosthetic Education (NCOPE), the International Association of Orthotists and Prosthetists (IAOP), the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP), Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), etc. 2. Knowledge of administrative functions including budget development and management, inventory management, space and workload planning, as well as knowledge of the National Prosthetic Patient Database (NPPD), knowledge of the Prosthetic National Software (PNS) package, Decision Support System (DSS), and knowledge of accreditation requirements for orthotic and prosthetic laboratories and certification requirements for individuals. 3. Ability to analyze data and provide reports using CPRS, Vista, DSS, HCPCS codes and other patient database information. 4. Ability to provide training to orthotists/prosthetists in new technologies and innovations in devices. 5. Ability to manage and supervise employees. References: VA Handbook 5005/91, Part II, Appendix G32 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. Physical Requirements: Please see VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
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