The Blind Rehabilitation Specialist assignments require the knowledge of the concepts, principles and practices of blind and vision rehabilitation and the use of assessments, therapies and technologies to improve the independent function, quality of life and adjustment for Veterans who are blind or visually impaired. Duties include but are not limited to: Knowledge of concepts, principles and practices of blind and vision rehabilitation Use of assessments, therapies and technologies to improve the independent function, quality of life and adjustment for Veterans who are blind or visually impaired Evaluate Veterans by interviews, tests and measurements and use such findings solely and/or as a part of an interdisciplinary team to develop and implement blind and vision rehabilitation programs for individual Veterans. Instructional activities toward achieving therapeutic objectives for Veterans who are blind and visually impaired in effective literacy and communication skills, orientation to and management of the environment, safe ambulation and travel, manual skills, proficiency and understanding in activities of daily living, pursuit of avocational and vocational skills and adjustment to visual impairment. Ability to provide group instruction with the ability to appropriately and courteously relate to internal and external customers Maintain confidentiality of patient/employee information, electronic and print Knowledge of changes associated with development and principles of growth and development relevant to the early adult geriatric age groups Ability to assess and interpret data about the patient's status Ability to identify age/population specific needs and provide the appropriate care based upon the age/population specific factors noted Work Schedule: Tuesday - Saturday, 7:30am - 4pm 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.