The primary purpose of this position is to provide blind and vision rehabilitation services for visually impaired Veterans and Service members. Blind Rehabilitation includes the disciplines of low vision therapy, orientation and mobility, vision rehabilitation therapy, manual skills instruction, and computer access instruction. * Teach daily Visual Skills to visually impaired veterans. * Evaluates patients visual skills needs and in consultation with optometrist formulates and carries out an individual visual skills program. * Responsible for using and maintaining technology necessary to assist in the veteran's rehabilitation needs and processes such as electronic travel aids, computer assisted technology, speech output and input devices and Braille devices. * Studies visual and non-visual barriers and related processes that result in activity limitations, participation restrictions, loss of vocational and avocational opportunities and psychological distress. * Receives cross-training and competencies in other areas to meet the workload demands on the programs to meet the patients desired goals. * Serves as a team coordinator for one or more assigned veterans during the veterans program and is responsible for developing and coordinating the veteran's interdisciplinary plan of care with the input from the veteran and all team members. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599827100
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.