The Physical Therapist (Assistant Chief) provides the overall planning, development, evaluating, implementation, direction, & control of the Rehabilitation program areas including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Kinesiotherapy, Recreation Arts Therapy, Speech Therapy, Audiology, Blind Rehabilitation and all ancillary support services associated with those programs. He/She provides direct patient care & carries responsibility for independently providing Physical Therapist services. This is a multidiscipline position for an "Assistant Service Chief" assigned to the Physical Medicine & Rehab service department. It may be filled as a Physical Therapist/Speech-Language Pathologist/Audiologist/Occupational Therapist/Recreation Therapist OR Kinesiotherapist. There are 6 announcements available for candidates to apply. Major duties include but are not limited to: Provide supervision to a variety of supervisors and non-supervisors from multiple disciplines. Coordinates the administrative and clinical work of the rehabilitation disciplines (Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Kinesiotherapy, Speech and Language Pathology, Audiology, Blind Rehabilitation, and Recreational/Creative Arts Therapy). Responsible for the areas of program analysis, business management, quality management, research and supervision. Performs appropriate assessments, evaluations, and treatments, involved in the prevention of physical disability, movement dysfunction, and pain resulting from injury, disease, disability, or other health-related conditions. Broad knowledge of establishing and developing rehabilitative programs in a variety of settings, such as PTSD, TBI, Polytrauma, Orthopedic, Cardiac, Domiciliary, NHCU, Pulmonary, Women's Health, Neurological, and Geriatric programs as related to both in-patient, outpatient settings & telehealth settings. Works closely with the Chief Medical Officers at the Jacksonville, Tallahassee, and Villages Outpatient Clinics to assist with rehab related needs. Develop write, revise, and carry out all Rehabilitation Service program policies. Incumbent makes decisions involving such matters as: 1. Deciding what the long and short range-goals of the program will be in relation to the needs of the Medical Center and the network. This also includes budget planning as to how these objectives will be funded and from what resources the funds will be available. 2. New policies, procedures, protocols, etc., and their affect on other service providers in the Health System. Plans and coordinates joint projects to improve care across the continuum. Works collaboratively with the Chief Medical Officers of off station clinics in the provision of rehabilitation services at those locations, and ensure adherence to appropriate professional behavior, conduct and practice of PMRS staff in these settings. Serves on committees, work groups, special project groups and other task groups as needed to support the mission of the Medical Center. Keeps accurate records and correspondence concerning the program's clinical property via Consolidated Memorandum Receipt (CMR) and staffing profiles via Decision Support System (DDS) mapping. Develops and administers a formal systematic plan for review and appraising the effectiveness of the program, and develops program goals and objectives to address perceived problem areas. Assesses, interprets, and applies laws, regulations, and procedures related to rendering care and services. Provide administrative supervision for planning, directing, organizing, coordinating, implementing, controlling and evaluating the overall administrative operations of the PM&RS programs. Projects, develops, and prepares budget estimates covering staffing needs, supplies and equipment, education and training, and other expenses related to the program. Provides recommendation and assistance to the clinical staff in regard to program and Medical Center policies and procedures, admission/discharge criteria, patient appeal rights, and other processes requiring direction and clarification. Manages regional and national initiatives for North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, which has a significant impact on Veteran's Health Administration and VISN healthcare. Work Schedule: M-F 8am-430pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599720300
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.