The Supervisory Occupational Therapist serves in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). He/she has full supervisory and managerial responsibility for planning, directing, and coordinating all aspects of the delivery of Occupational Therapy Services at VAPAHCS. 1. Provides supervisory duties for inpatient and/or outpatient occupational therapists, including the application of appropriate principles of Advanced Clinic Access/Systems Redesign to the outpatient clinics to establish and manage day to day work assignments and perform long-range planning as assigned. Completes performance evaluation, recommendation for appointments, awards, advancements, and when appropriate, disciplinary action. 2. Assigns and supervises the non-supervisory staff of occupational therapists, trainees, and volunteers in the delivery of treatment and educating patients and caregivers. This includes supervising and providing technical oversight to a large group of occupational therapists working in a wide variety of specialties, including GS 12 clinical specialists. Areas of supervision include the general Outpatient consisting of: Outpatient (Polytrauma Network Site, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) outpatient, SCI homecare, Drivers Rehabilitation, Assistive Technology Center, Home Based Primary Care (HBPC), Hand Therapy (two clinics), HUD-VASH, and Employee Ergonomics. These clinics span a large geographic region and includes clinics in Palo Alto, San Jose, Livermore, Monterey, Stockton and Modesto. The inpatient OT clinics include the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center/Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center (PRC/CRC), Polytrauma Network Site, Polytrauma Transitional Rehabilitation Program, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Unit (including OTs in SCI Inpatient, SCI Inpatient, Acute, Sub-Acute, Hospice, Comprehensive Living Center (CLC), Gero-psychiatric CLC, Western Blind Rehabilitation Center, and the Acute Inpatient Psychiatric unit Three clinical areas are open on the weekends, with the PRC/CRC and the Acute Unit providing services seven days per week, and the SCI Inpatient unit open six days per week. 3. Monitors and reviews treatment programs to assure timely delivery of quality care and incorporation of current, evidenced based methods and techniques. Ascertains that staff possesses knowledge and the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's values, culture, gender, and age status and provide appropriate patient centered treatment in consideration of specific needs. 4. Ensure OT staff competency and arrange for or provide required training with equipment and therapeutic modalities. 5. Provides immediate supervision for program managers, clinical specialists, and the Clinical Education Coordinator. 6. Resolves complex work problems, especially those which interfere with the delivery of occupational therapy to veterans, and coordinates, communicates, set priorities, delegate tasks, and integrates with other services to ensure prompt delivery of treatment. Counsels staff as needed to maintain a cohesive work environment. 7. Participates in research studies or as a consultant to others conducting research. 8. Consults with staff and resident physicians through patient presentations, rounds, specialty clinics, and conferences. 9. Collaborates with occupational therapists and healthcare providers from other VA facilities and the community as needed. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday , 7:30AM - 4:00PM (PST) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599151800
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