The Birmingham VA Health Systems is currently recruiting for one Blind Rehabilitation Specialist. The Blind Rehabilitation Specialist provides direct patient care and support services to an adult population of patients which is characterized by a very significant number of older male patients. The incumbent will evaluate and assess needs, capabilities and limitations, goal setting and prescribing a treatment plan for individuals experiencing blindness/visual impairment caused by injury or disease. The Specialist is responsible for developing and coordinating the veteran's Interdisciplinary Plan of Care with input from the Veteran and all team members. The Specialist develops a treatment plan in conjunction with an interdisciplinary team to improve the quality of life for blind and visually impaired Veteran through the development of skills and capabilities need for personal independence, emotional stability and the successful integration into community, family and environment. The Specialist also works with family members and/or significant others to educate and counsel about the ramification of visual impairment. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 7:30am - 4:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.