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Occupational Therapist (HBPC Sedalia CBOC) – Sedalia, Missouri
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 250853Start Date: 04/27/2020End Date: 05/07/2020
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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 educationalinstitution). The ACOTE is the only accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Degree programs may be verified by contacting the American Occupational Therapy Association website or at their office address: American Occupational Therapy Association, P.O, Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220. Licensure: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice Occupational Therapy in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Certification: current NBCOT certification as an occupational therapist English Language Proficiency: OTs must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with 38 U.S.C. section 7403f May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Preferred Experience: For Community Living Center, inpatient experience working with various forms of dementia highly preferred. Wheelchair knowledge and evaluation skills also highly preferred. Knowledge of sensory strategies for treatment highly preferred. For Outpatient position, splinting, treating both acute and chronic upper extremities highly preferred and certification of physical agent modalities. Grade Determinations: GS-12 Occupational Therapist In addition to meeting the basic requirements, completion of one year of progressively complex experience and a broader scope of experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-11) directly related to the position being filled, and demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of occupational therapy principles and techniques consistent with current clinical standards based on OT theory and evidence based practice. Knowledge is inclusive of physical, occupational, cognitive, and psychosocial functional deficits. Ability to collaborate and communicate orally and in writing with all internal and external stakeholders. Ability to use critical analysis, clinical reasoning, and creativity to independently solve complex problems related to adapting and modifying assessments, treatment plans, activities and procedures to meet the needs of patients. Skill in procuring, fabricating, adjusting, adapting, and modifying orthoses, splints, and adaptive equipment for activities of daily living (inclusive of durable medical equipment). Ability to conduct OT related in-service and clinical training.] References: VA Handbook 5005 Part II, Appendix G14, Occupational Therapist VA Qualification Standards. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-12 Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; use of fingers, both hands required; reaching above shoulder; walking (8 hours); standing (8 hours); both legs required (1 prosthetic); far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted), and mental and emotional stability.
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