The primary purpose of this position is to provide blind and vision rehabilitation services for visually impaired Veterans and Service members. Blind Rehabilitation includes the disciplines of low vision therapy, orientation and mobility, vision rehabilitation therapy, manual skills instruction and computer access instruction. The primary purpose of this position is to provide blind and vision rehabilitation services for visually impaired Veterans and Service members. Blind Rehabilitation includes the disciplines of low vision therapy, orientation and mobility, vision rehabilitation therapy, manual skills instruction and computer access instruction. The Blind Rehabilitation Specialist possesses professional knowledge of, and skill in applying concepts, principles, and practices of blind and vision rehabilitation to include assessment, treatment and follow-up. A Blind Rehabilitation Specialist functions independently in a number of settings including hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities, educational institutions and home environments. The work environment may be in an office, clinical setting, classroom, private home, VA grounds, nursing home, community sites, and hospitals. The primary function of the position is to teach orientation and mobility (O&M) to visually impaired and/or legally blind veterans. The incumbent is responsible for instructing each assigned patient in techniques and procedures necessary for safe and independent travel. This includes evaluation of the veterans' ability to travel in a wide range of environmental situations and lighting conditions. The incumbent also receives cross-training and competencies in other areas to meet the workload demands on the program and to meet the patients desired goals. Performs other related duties as assigned. Individuals assigned as GS-11 Blind Rehabilitation Specialist are considered to be at the full performance level. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 7:30am to 4:00pm Compressed/Flexible: No Telework: No Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: F00517 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: No Permanent Change of Station (PCS): No PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): No 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.