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Occupational Therapist

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Prescott
Posted on: January 11, 2020

Job Description:

The staff Occupational Therapist provides treatment for inpatients, outpatients, and patients from the Community Living Center. This includes patients with physical, psychological, social and occupational dysfunctions. The objective is to provide rehabilitation to each individual patient to maximize his/her functional independence and improve his/her quality of life.

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.Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be offered to highly qualified applicants.



  • Evaluates patients as appropriate for diagnoses such as: head trauma, CVA, arthritis, traumatic hand injuries and psychological disorders. Determines current levels of functioning in the following areas: range of motion, strength, sensation, proprioception, coordination, perception, and self-care ADL's, homemaking, orthotic and prosthetic needs, adaptive equipment, cognitive skills, social skills and role dysfunction.
  • Develops and implements Occupational Therapy treatment plan to meet individual rehabilitation objectives. These include: Therapeutic exercise, muscle re-education, neuromuscular facilitation, sensory/perceptual motor integration cognitive skills, and ADL training. Participates in fabrication of splints and application of adaptive equipment/techniques needed for accomplishing tasks. Works with individual and/or groups of patients to increase attention span, follow verbal and written instruction, improve decision making, increase coping skills, increase self-esteem, and to develop social skills, leisure interests and pre-vocational skills.
  • Interprets physician's prescriptions; frequently develops specific treatment plan based upon physician's general order to"evaluate and treat". Continues to re-evaluate patient's performance making appropriate modifications of treatment plan as indicated. Regularly informs the primary care provider of outcomes, current status and expectations.
  • When indicated evaluates patient's living environment through home visits or consultations with other health care professionals. Assists patient and/or significant other in solving problems related to that environment. Instructs patient and family is use of equipment and adaptations as necessary.
  • Documents the following in the patient's electronic medical record: initial evaluation, short and long-term goals, progress reports which include treatment provided and outcomes in terms of function, discharge summary, equipment and education provided.
  • Therapist provides education to patient and family members, to aid them in understanding the patient's disability and to promote continuation of treatment in the home setting.7. Participates in interdisciplinary staff/patient meetings on the units and offers input concerning patient's treatment plan, status, outcomes and expectations as necessary.


    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8am -4:30 pm

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/26/2020.

    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.
    • (1) 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 educational institution). 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.
    • (2) Foreign graduates of occupational therapy programs meet the requirements subparagraph 2b(1)if they have a current, full, active and unrestricted license/certification/registration/trademark referred to in subparagraph 2d and certification/registration referred to in subparagraph 2c.NOTE: Effective January 1, 2005, ACOTE accredits only master or doctoral degree programs in occupational therapy.
    • (3) Certification/Examination. Possession of written documentation that the individual has passed the entry-level certification examination for OTs which is administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). NOTE: Effective January 1, 2007, candidates for certification as an Occupational Therapist Registered (OTR) must be a graduate from a post-baccalaureate accredited occupational therapy program approved by NBCOT or be a graduate from a degree program recognized by NBCOT or considered equivalent to the American Occupational Therapy education standard.
    • (4) State Licensure/Certification/Registration/Trademark (hereafter referred to as state regulatory requirement). The OT must hold a full, current, and unrestricted state license, certification, or registration or trademark to practice occupational therapy in a State, Territory, a Commonwealth of the United States (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia. NOTE: The OT must maintain full, current and unrestricted license, trademark, registration, or certification as required by state statute. The majority of states have determined that licensure is the most effective approach to regulating occupational therapy practitioners. As of the date of this standard, 47 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico license OTs; two states-Hawaii and Michigan-have registration laws; and one state, Colorado, has a title protection trademark law.


      Education and Experience: 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 directly related to the position being filled, or 3 years progressively higher level graduate education leading to a degree in occupational therapy or a directly related field.

      Grade Determinations: Knowledge of Occupational Therapy Practice. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, and abilities, and other characteristics associated with current professional occupational therapy practice. Creditable experience can be obtained through employment as an OT. This may be evidence by one or both of the following:

      a) Active professional practice. Active professional practice means paid/non-paid employment as a professional OT as defined by AOTA. Experience gained after graduation but prior to licensure is creditable provided the candidate was utilized as a graduate OT and subsequently pass the NBCOT certification and the required state regulatory requirements.

      b) Completion of a post-graduate fellowship or a post-graduate residency program may substitute for creditable experience on a year for year basis. Fellowships or post-graduate training programs are typically in specialty areas such as advanced practice, research, mental health, gerontology, enhance education, health policy, leadership and therapeutic sciences.

      References: VA Handbook 5005/25 Part II, Appendix G14The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11.

      Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

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