The incumbent in this assignment will be part of the VISN 10 Prosthetic & Sensory Aids Service. The incumbent serves on the Mobility & Sensory Aids Team as a Physical Therapist to help provide the best mobility needs to our Patients. In addition, the incumbent serves as a consultant on a multidisciplinary specialty care team that provides complex Prosthetic devices to a wide variety of patients requiring advance specialty care. Major Duties and Responsibilities: Provides direct physical therapy interventions and procedures with varying degrees of complexity to enhance safety, wellness, and performance in ADL, instrumental IADL, education, work, play, leisure, and social participation. Incumbent is also responsible for training the patient and family members on use of the prescribed device. Designs and evaluates manual wheelchair seating system, power wheelchairs, scooters, hospital beds and stair glide components of unusual or complex cases. In addition, the incumbent also provides assistance to and for the Orthotic Lab as needed and directed by the Lead ATP. Other duties include but not limited to are: a. Serves as a consultant for other health care providers regarding the delivery of multidisciplinary specialty care. b. Represents the Prosthetic & Sensory Aids Service as a member of the Major Medical Equipment Committee. Also represents Prosthetics in policy and procedure development, the development of QA monitors, and the development of standards of care to insure compliance with accrediting and professional organizations relating to care of patients needing mobility specialty care. c. Continues to maintain and learn advanced skills in this area by attending continuing education course and training when applicable. This will maintain and advance the skill to perform and interpret specialized evaluative procedure and tests in evaluating treatment out comes in the area of Assistive Technology care. d. Has knowledge of the principles and techniques in the Therapy assessment and treatment of Physical, Cognitive and Psychosocial functional deficits and the ability to perform Clinical Services independently. e. Demonstrates the ability to adapt assessment tools and treatment to the complexity of the diagnosis or disability and demonstrates the clinical reasons necessary to identify the need for further in-depth specific assessment of disability. f. Ability to independently develop, implement and modify a Therapy treatment plan in response to changing medical or psychological conditions. g. Knowledge of the principles and techniques in the Physical Therapy assessment and treatment of Physical, Cognitive, and Psychosocial functional deficits and the ability to perform the Clinic Services independently. h. Prioritizes work, organizes work, sets priorities and delegates tasks, meets multiple deadlines, analyzes organizational problems and develops and implements effective solutions. Balances responsibilities and works with great autonomy. i. Provides consultation to other health care Practitioners and outside groups about Physical Therapy scope of practice and areas of expertise. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 7:30 - 4:00 Financial Discloser Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599234100
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