This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more Interprets a wide variety of patient functional levels and provides individualized progressive treatment for patients with complex disabilities. Skill in utilizing appropriate screening and evaluation techniques required to appropriately provide direct patient care. Knowledge of contemporary and evidence-based PT practice. Demonstrates knowledge of clinical signs and symptoms to make appropriate referrals for further medical attention/assessment as indicated. Demonstrates ability to interpret clinician prescriptions and referrals. Develops appropriate treatment plans and goals; performs complex treatment. Demonstrates ability to modify treatment according to the patient's changing medical condition. Measures, fits and instructs patients for the use of complex adaptive equipment and assistive devices. Employee demonstrates knowledge and skill in communications appropriate to the age of patients served in the work area. The employee possesses knowledge of potential changes in communication skills which may occur in aging patients (potential for diminished hearing, vision, and mental acuity) and is able to compensate for these changes when appropriate to insure that effective communication has occurred. Employee demonstrates knowledge and skill to provide physical assistance to aging patients, considering potential difficulties with balance and ambulation and the increased possibility of damage or injury to skin and bones. Employee communicates readily with multidisciplinary treatment team advising the team of patient's needs and progress, exchanging discharge planning information with them. Written communication is accomplished in a timely fashion. Employee is responsible for the care, upkeep and sanitation of equipment used. Obtain a history, perform a physical examination and formulate a treatment plan to improve a patient's function. Telemedicine technology may be used for the assessment and treatment sessions. Performs other tasks as assigned by the Supervisor, Physical Therapy Department that are consistent with the mission of PM&RS and the Medical Center. Acts as a clinical supervisor and preceptor for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant students to fulfill their educational and professional requirements. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00am - 4:30pm) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599561900
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Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.