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Physical Therapist Program Coordinator - Pelvic Health

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Summary The Oklahoma City VA Medical Center, Physical Medicine Rehabilitation Service, is currently recruiting for one (1) Physical Therapist - Program Coordinator (Pelvic Health) in Oklahoma City, OK. A valid Drivers License is required for this position. Responsibilities VA Careers - Physical Therapy: https://youtube.com/embed/Gi2hoFqIoqY Incumbent is a licensed physical therapist. Incumbent's primary responsibility is the Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Program in all areas of the medical center or CBOCs; however, the incumbent has the clinical experience to provide coverage for the general physical therapy needs of the Rehabilitation Services Department. This clinical specialist provides physical therapy services within the Neurology/ Rehabilitation Service at the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center. Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Program Coordinator is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating all clinical and administrative aspects of the Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Program. The incumbent serves as the subject matter expert in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy with emphasis on incontinence, pelvic pain, and pelvic dysfunction. He/she acts as a consultant to other physical therapists and other hospital staff in evaluating and treating patients based on advanced knowledge and experience in this area. Major Duties and Responsibilities: Clinical: The Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Program Coordinator will independently plan, develop, and implement comprehensive, complex treatment programs for patients to relieve pain, restore or enhance performance, and maximize ability to function as independently as possible. The incumbent examines individuals with complex impairments, functional limitations, disabilities, or other health conditions; determines a physical therapy diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention. He/she will identify pelvic impairments and functional imitations and improves them by designing, implementing, and modifying a physical therapy treatment plan, as well as consulting with appropriate interdisciplinary team members to provide the most appropriate interventions, or recommendations for further testing. Additional functions will include the interpretation of test and measurements to assess normal parameters of physiological functions, as well as, pathophysiological, pathomechanical, electrophysiological, ergonomic, and developmental deficits of bodily systems to determine diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention. The incumbent will serve as a consultant and subject matter expert in the treatment of pelvic floor conditions within the department, VA Network, and physical therapy profession. This knowledge will have been acquired through experience in the evaluation and treatment of patients with urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, pelvic pain, dyspareunia, anal sphincter dysfunction, and pelvic prolapse. The incumbent will communicate and work effectively with health care providers in coordinating the patients' care in a multidisciplinary environment. The incumbent understands the rationale for all clinic procedures and has good operating knowledge of all equipment available for physical therapy treatments. He/she will provide the full range of comprehensive treatment procedures designed to improve or restore function using evidence-based physical therapy. The incumbent will utilize pertinent developed protocols, recognize any contraindications or precautions, and modify treatment as needed for patient's changing medical condition(s). Additionally, the incumbent provides patient/caregiver education as part of planned treatment progress regarding utilization of devices, safety, therapeutic exercises, and rehabilitation potential. Documentation of all care will be completed in accordance with local directives, guidelines, and Joint Commission standards. The incumbent is responsible for completing all encounters for workload (patient care) in accordance with national and local directives and guidelines, including correct CPT and diagnosis code usage. He/she assists with clinical management of consults, including consideration for referral to community care for initial or ongoing care requests. Other duties as assigned Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Compressed/Flexible: Not authorized Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: Physical Therapist Program Coordinator - Pelvic Health/PD575320 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Must be proficient in written and spoken English. You may be required to serve a probationary period. Subject to background/security investigation. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process. Must pass pre-employment physical examination. Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Qualifications BASIC REQUIREMENTS. The basic requirements for employment as a VHA physical therapist are prescribed by Public Law 96-151 codified in 38 U.S.C. - 7402. To qualify for appointment, all applicants for the position of physical therapist in VHA must meet the following Citizenship. Candidates must be a citizen of the United States. English Language Proficiency. Individuals appointed under authority of 38 U.S.C. chapters 73 or 74, to serve in a direct patient-care capacity in VHA must be proficient in written and spoken English. Education and experience. The individual must meet at least one of the requirements below: Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy AND, Five (5) years of progressively independent experience as a physical therapist OR, Master's degree in Physical Therapy AND, Two (2) years of progressively independent experience as a physical therapist. OR, Doctorate degree in physical therapy. NOTE: Individuals must be a graduate of a Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) accredited college or university. The CAPTE is the only accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) to accredit entry-level physical therapy programs. Licensure. Individuals hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice physical therapy in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. GRADE DETRMINATIONS: In addition to the basic requirements for appointment in paragraph 2, the following criteria must be used when determining the appropriate grade assignment of candidates. GS-13 Physical Therapist (Program Coordinator) Experience. In addition to meeting the basic requirements, one year of progressively complex experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities In addition, the candidate must demonstrate all the following KSAs.. 1. Ability to apply advanced knowledge of contemporary physical therapy within specialty area to provide clinical guidance, training or education for internal and external stakeholders. 2. Ability to serve as a consultant within the assigned program area for intra-agency and interagency planning and to provide service coordination to optimize program continuity, efficiency and effectiveness. 3. Knowledge of and skill in management, administration and/or education methodologies. This includes the ability to monitor and track data, utilize available resources effectively, evaluate program quality, and generate reports for local, and/or VISN and/or VACO leadership. 4. Ability to develop and coordinate treatment and/or educational programs within a concentrated field or specialty area, such as, but not limited to, amputee, spinal cord injury, chronic pain, student clinical education/residency programming, polytrauma/traumatic brain injury. 5. Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships within department and with other departments or affiliated programs. 6. Ability to guide the work of a multi-disciplinary team. Preferred Experience: Pelvic Floor Therapy training and/or working towards certification during first year of employment References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/99 PART II APPENDIX G12 This vacancy is for a GS-13 position, which is above the full performance level. Physical Requirements: Pre-placement and periodic physical examinations are required for hybrid occupations to ensure workers are placed in positions where they can perform the essential functions of their job considering their physical, mental and emotional capacities, without endangering their health or the health of their co-workers. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. Education IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. If you are unable to apply online or need an alternate method to submit documents, please reach out to the Agency Contact listed in this Job Opportunity Announcement.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Oklahoma City , Physical Therapist Program Coordinator - Pelvic Health, Healthcare , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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