The Visual Impairment Service Team (VIST) Coordinator plans, develops, impletments, directs and evaluates the Visual Imparment Service (VIS) Team program at the VHA sites within his or her catchment area. The VIST Coordinator has major responsibility for the coordination of all services for visually impaired Veterans and Service members and their families. Duties include but are not limited to: Developing a cache of education materials, in a variety of media that can be utilized to help achieve VIST outreach goals and objectives Providing in-service educational classes for VA and non-VA agencies and personnel Seeking to improve awareness of others about blindness issues Utilizing developed methodologies to identify Veterans who are eligible for VIST program services Educating VA medical center staff on the functional implications of vision loss and on blind rehabilitation matters VIST Coordinators are case managers for all eligible Veterans who have visual impairments requiring blind rehabilitation services Assess, treat, plan and provide follow-up treatment and case management for visually impaired Veterans May develop, implement and oversee special programs for visually impaired Veterans such as as the local provision of computer equipment and training Maintain effective communication with the BRS field elements to maximize Veteran vision rehabilitation outcomes Provides eligible Veterans on the VIST roster with an initial benefits review, and subsequent annual benefits reviews thereafter Assists the Veteran and their family members with the issues surrounding the emotional adjustment aspects of blindness May issue prosthetic equipment for blind and visually impaired Veterans in accordance with VHA policies Convenes and leads a support group for Veterans and Service members with visual impairment and their families Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds Light lifting, under 15 pounds Moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds Use of fingers Both hands required Walking 2 hours Kneeling 5 hours Repeated bending .5 hours Repeated bending Emotional/mental stability Environmental Factors: Environmental Factors Excessive heat Excessive humidity Excessive dampness or chilling Constant noise Working closely with others Working alone Protracted or irregular hours of work
Internal Number: 598432000
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.