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Kinesiotherapist – Temple, Texas
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 598210Start Date: 06/08/2022End Date: 07/16/2022
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: You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job English Language Proficiency. Kinesiotherapist candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by [38 U.S.C. § 7403 (f).] Education: A bachelor’s degree or higher from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program, with a concentration/emphasis in kinesiotherapy. OR A bachelor’s degree or higher with a concentration/emphasis in kinesiotherapy or exercise science related field and registered as a kinesiotherapist in good standing with the Council of Professional Standards for Kinesiotherapy (COPSKT). OR A master’s degree or higher with a degree in exercise science, kinesiology, human performance or a related field, which has been approved by COPSKT and a certificate verifying completion of a Center of Excellence (COE) Kinesiotherapy clinical training program. The completion of the certificate ensures that COPSKT has approved the degree program as part of the application process for the COE internship. OR Foreign Graduates. Graduates of a foreign program must meet the requirements above, if they have a full unrestricted and current registration to practice kinesiotherapy in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia. They must have at a minimum, proof of a degree from an accredited college or university (or foreign equivalent, as verified through an independent credentialing evaluation company). Registration. All applicants must be registered in kinesiotherapy in good standing with the Council of Professional Standards for Kinesiotherapy (COPSKT). Exception. Non-registered applicants at the GS-7 and GS-9 level who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements for appointment, may be given a temporary appointment as a graduate kinesiotherapist under the authority of 38 U.S.C. § 7405(a)(1)(B). Pursuant to 38 U.S.C § 7405(c)(2)(B), the appointment cannot exceed two years if the non-registered applicant’s registration is pending with the COPSKT. Applicants who fail to obtain registration during this temporary full-time appointment must be terminated. For grade levels at or above the full performance level, the candidate must be registered. Preferred Experience: Specialty experience i.e. Driver’s Training, Ortho, Home visits, Seating and positioning, amputee, aquatic, ATP etc. One (1) or more years working in the outpatient setting. One (1) or more years working with interdisciplinary team in multiple clinical settings. One (1) or more years working Long Term care setting. Grade Requirements: In addition to the basic requirements, the following criteria must be used when determining the appropriate grade and assignment of candidates. GS-7: You must meet the above basic requirements for this grade level. GS-9: One (1) year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level or education equivalent to two full years of progressively higher level graduate education or a master’s degree from a university or college in the field of kinesiotherapy or an exercise science related field. In addition to the experience above, the applicant must demonstrate all the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) : Knowledge of policies and procedures of kinesiotherapy. Knowledge of assistive devices to make recommendations, including fit and function of assistive devices [with the ability to recognize appropriate prosthetic/orthotic devices for the patient. Knowledge of evaluation and assessment tools] in applying therapeutic techniques. Skill in instructing patients and families in a [therapeutic] exercise program. GS-11: One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level or a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three academic years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a degree in kinesiotherapy or an exercise science related field. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: Skill in communicating and coordinating with patients, families, caregivers, and other health care professions to facilitate the multidisciplinary treatment process. Knowledge [of evidence-based kinesiotherapy to provide skilled rehabilitation interventions to a wide variety of patients having diverse and multiple disabilities. Ability to conduct independent assessments using highly specialized evaluations and diagnostic tests. Knowledge of learning principles, behavioral intervention, and innovational techniques [for patient and caregiver education. Ability to adapt assessment tools and treatment to the complexity of the diagnosis or disabilities and demonstrate the clinical reasoning necessary to identify the need for further in-depth specific assessment of function and utilization of non-standard methods and techniques. Ability to use clinical reasoning necessary to identify the need for further in-depth specific assessment and/or continuation of treatment . References: VA Handbook 5005/132, part II, Appendix G21, dated July 16, 2020 Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs), Moderate carrying (15-44 lbs), straight pulling (2 hours), Pushing (2 hours), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (4 hours), standing (4 hours), crawling (1 hour), kneeling (2 hours), repeated bending (6 hours), climbing-legs only (2 hours), both legs required, ability for rapid mental & muscular coordination simultaneously), near vision correctable at 13″ to 16″ to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other, both eyes required, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of color, hear (aid permitted), simple grasping (6 hours), keyboarding (4 hours), pinching, sitting (4 hours), twisting (4 hours)
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