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Veteran Integrated Service Network Prosthetic Representative – Eagan, Minnesota
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 286612Start Date: 07/07/2020End Date: 07/27/2020
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all basic requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/27/2020. BASIC REQUIREMENTS: (a) United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. (b) English Language Proficiency: Per VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, Section A, Paragraph 3j: No person will be appointed under authority of 38 U.S.C., chapter 73 or 74, to serve in a direct patient-care capacity in VHA who is not proficient in written and spoken English (c) Experience and Education. Individual must meet at least one of the requirements below. Experience. One year of creditable experience that demonstrates: Knowledge of basic anatomy and medical terminology; knowledge of accounting methods; ability to research, analyze, comprehend, and apply decisions; basic knowledge of inventory management procedures; ability to use computer software packages for word processing, spreadsheet development, and database management; and ability to work independently and as a member of a team; OR Education. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution AND at least 24 semester hours in course work related to health care, public administration, or business. The 24 semester hours could include but is not limited to any combination from the following fields: occupational therapy, physical therapy, kinesiotherapy, social work, psychology, prosthetics, orthotics, respiratory therapy, assistive technology, business law, leadership, healthcare, public administration, or business management. This course work may have been completed within the degree or in addition to the degree; OR Experience/Education Combination. Equivalent combinations of experience and education are qualifying. (d) Grandfathering Provision. All persons employed in VHA as a Prosthetic Representative on the effective date of this qualification standard are considered to have met all qualification requirements for the title, series and grade held, that are part of the basic requirements of the occupation. GS-14 GRADE REQUIREMENTS:
(a) Experience. At least one year of experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level. (b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: Ability to build and maintain partnerships with VISN, facility, and VACO Leadership and Veteran Service Organizations. Skill in persuading others and gaining cooperation to accomplish goals. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing regarding complex clinical and technical issues. Knowledge of directives, handbooks, clinical practice guidelines, and regulations that apply to Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service to develop and implement operational programs. Ability to conduct regional level reviews of Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service. (c) Assignment. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and range of variety, and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. Veteran Integrated Service Network Prosthetic Representatives (VPRs) are supervisory or non-supervisory program managers responsible for the administration and management of Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service for an entire network comprised of varying complexity level facilities. They serve as an advisor to the VA Central Office for development of PSAS policies. VPRs manage and provide VISN-level oversight to facility PSAS Programs to achieve mission goals by standardizing policies, standard operating procedures, and best practices utilizing available resources; adjust workloads; develop/implement/monitor quality and performance measures; and ensure accountability. He/She serves as the VISN lead on all aspects of PSAS operations within a network, such as development of policies and standard operating procedures, communications and reports for VACO, VISN, and facility Leadership. Additionally, the VPR provide guidance on developing new and renovated space for PSAS, quality and performance metrics, staffing and workload distribution, recruitment, staff training requirements, contract development, and ensuring compliance with accreditation bodies such as the ABC and Joint Commission; and stakeholder satisfaction. They analyze results across facilities in the VISN and recommend changes to procedures to enhance services and correct deficiencies. They coordinate VISN level review and monitoring of specialty programs that include clothing allowance, home oxygen, automobile adaptive equipment, home and structural alterations to assure all program activities are carried out in accordance with eligibility requirements and VHA regulations. They develop VISN level proposals, business, and action plans. VPRs serve as lead for PSAS interactions with Veteran Service Organizations; respond to Congressional inquiries; cooperate with General Accounting Office, Office of the Inspector General, ABC, and Joint Commission audits; and collaborate with other Federal agencies or organizations outside the Federal health care system. They report to VISN Leadership and have interactions with VA Central Office, VISN, and facility level Leadership in the execution of responsibilities. Each VISN may establish only one VISN Prosthetic Representative position. Preferred Experience: Masters degree preferred. Experience managing clinical Orthotics and Prosthetics preferred. References: HANDBOOK 5005/94, PART II, APPENDIX G34. Physical Requirements: VISN 23 Prosthetics Integrated Service Line functions primarily within VA medical facilities; environmental exposures and physical demands vary across the health care systems. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued sitting, with intermittent bending, pulling, and pushing. Movement between work areas within the health care system is expected. Occasional lifting of objects
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