PLEASE READ THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE BEGINNING THE APPLICATION PROCESS TO ENSURE YOU SUBMIT ALL THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS. This Job Opportunity Announcement will be used to fill four (4) Physical Therapy, GS-0633-13 position with Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service at VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System. Three (3) positions located at the Jewell Clinic, Aurora, CO and one (1) at Colorado Springs Outpatient Clinic. The duties of the position will include, but are not limited to the following: Physical Therapist receives patient caseload through referrals from medical providers. Evaluation includes but is not limited to chart review, medical history, functional tests and measures, pain scale, social needs, and rehabilitation potential, patient and therapy goals with time frames, using standard and non-standard measures to assess the level of patient function. Physical Therapist develops and implements a treatment plan to meet the individual treatment needs. Treatment plan would be as described above. Therapist keeps the medical team providers informed regarding outcomes of treatment through a variety of communication means. Documents in CPRS for each patient by established policy including but not limited to: consult screening results, potential goals, expected outcomes in terms of function, and/or discharge summary including outcome of goals, as well as equipment provided and education given to patient and family. Complies with requirements to maintain prosthetic equipment supplies, providing necessary documentation of equipment provided to patients and obtaining stock replacement of equipment issued. Carries a full patient caseload, accepting new patient consults as referred by medical providers. Caseload will be outpatient Physical Therapy referrals. Other duties as assigned. Considers age and developmental level, gender, education, cultural background and socioeconomic, medical and functional status when providing Physical Therapy services. Is aware of signs and symptoms of abuse or neglect and reports to the appropriate authorities. Therapy services will be provided to an adult population of patients. The therapist' s level of responsibility in the physical therapy program is with complete independence and is responsible for maintaining high professional standards. The therapist displays courtesy, civility and constructive behavior, and expresses empathy for the legitimate needs and concerns of others. The therapist will meet the needs of customers while supporting the VA missions. Incumbent is responsible to triage and manage consults received for Outpatient Physical Therapy on a rotating basis with fellow outpatient therapists on a need basis within the department. Assists with monitoring and evaluation of clinically appropriate treatment programs with great autonomy as well as, the ability to provide professional oversight and consultation for staff therapists. Handles phone calls from physician providers about individual patients, serves as a liaison with medical center providers, and manages the daily needs of staff/physician communication. Participates in weekly meetings with the PT supervisor as appropriate. Assists in physical therapy program development, outcome measures, and strategic planning for the department. Participates in hospital sponsored accreditation activities, helping to prepare the department meet Joint Commission standards and other accreditation standards as needed. Relays requests for resources and supplies to the Supervisor as needed. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599996200
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