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Kinesiotherapist

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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Richmond , VA 23173

Posted 2 months ago

Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Service at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 am

  • 4:30 pm (subject to change based on program needs)
    Supervisory Position: No
    Fair Labor Standards Act: Exempt
    Functional Statement Title: Kinesiotherapist GS-0635-07; Kinesiotherapist GS-0635-09; Kinesiotherapist GS-0635-10
    Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
    Responsibilities

Duties to include, but not limited to:
Documentation review; clinical assessment, care planning, and treatment within the Scope and Standards of Practice of Kinesiotherapy.
Incumbent strives to retard physical and mental deterioration, maintaining the highest degree of self-help and independence within the limitation of patient's disability.
The therapist may be assigned and rotated to various treatment areas, for example but not limited to:
General medicine and surgery, spinal cord injury, outpatient, mental health clinics, long term care units (CLC), short term rehab, and on wards on a rotating basis.
Assessment and treatment can be performed in traditional rehabilitation settings such as: clinic, hospital based, residential, telephone consultation, and wellness settings, and or through complimentary settings like virtual health care.
Administers clinical evaluations, upon receipt of a prescription from a qualified physician, using specialized skills and medical knowledge in reference to the patients clients medical condition.
Assembles pre-evaluation data, interprets medical record information, reviews therapy prescriptions, and conducts physical evaluation of patients clients in order to develop and implement a treatment plan.
Devises specific activities and care plans to improve general state of health, functional abilities, physical fitness or conditioning, where it is absent or to restore it where it has been lost due to disease, illness, or disability.
Determines the appropriate evaluation tools and interventions necessary to establish, in collaboration with the patient, a goal specific treatment plan.
Establishes therapeutic objectives of which can be complex because of the server and multiple disabilities or co-morbidities encountered.
Identifies the need for modifications to the treatment intervention based on the patient response to treatment in a manner that utilizes creative thinking and problem solving.
Independently develops therapeutic programs for various types of disabilities, diseases, illnesses and co-morbidities, which include but are not limited to:
orthopedic conditions, amputation, muscle weakness, chronic cardiovascular and pulmonary disease, psychiatric diagnoses, dementia, and patients with multiple diagnoses.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

10

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Qualifications

This position is located in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Service at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia. The Kinesiotherapist (KT) is an allied health professional competent in the administration of scientifically based musculoskeletal, neurological, ergonomic, biomechanical, psychosocial, and task specific functional tests and measures combined with evidence-based modalities used to physically, physiologically and psychologically improve the human function/movement and wellbeing of the clients served.

The Kinesiotherapist provides acute, sub-acute or post-acute rehabilitative therapy and/or wellness interventions focusing on therapeutic exercise, mobility, reconditioning and physical education. The Kinesiotherapist emphasizes the psychological as well as physical interventions to enhance behavior change components for a holistic approach to rehabilitation.

Basic Requirements:

a. Citizenship: Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
b. Education: A bachelor's degree in kinesiotherapy, or exercise science with an emphasis in kinesiotherapy, from an accredited college or university. This education must have included or been supplemented by clinical practice in a VA approved training program or its equivalent.

NOTE: This VA approved or equivalent training program is the transitory period between an academic environment and the medical environment which enables the student to apply textbook knowledge as a professional kinesiotherapist in an actual medical treatment situation. Graduates prior to May 1, 1998, completed didactic and clinical curricula approved by the Council on Professional Standards for Kinesiotherapy (COPS-KT, Inc.). Graduates from May 1, 1998, to the present have completed a didactic and clinical curricula approved by the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for Kinesiotherapy (CoA-KT). As of May 1, 2001, all recognized Kinesiotherapy programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

c. English Language Proficiency: Kinesiotherapists must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Licensure/Certification: Not applicable. However, registration in good standing as a Registered Kinesiotherapist (RKT) as outlined by the Council of Professional Standards for Kinesiotherapy (COPS-KT) is preferred.

Grade: To be determined by the Professional Standards Board (PSB) commensurate with experience and education.

Salary: Salary will be determined by the Professional Standards Board (PSB) commensurate with experience and education.

Grade Determinations:
GS-7
(a) Experience. None beyond the basic requirements.
(b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1.Knowledge of kinesiology, physiology, anatomy, psychology, exercise physiology, and pathological conditions.
2.Knowledge of treatment goals.
3.Knowledge of medical terminology and written documentation.
4.Ability to make recommendations regarding treatment.
(c) Assignment. Individuals at this grade level serve as developmental staff KTs. They are responsible for examination, evaluation, treatment intervention, and prevention of musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities in most patients. It is expected that they receive guidance from more experienced staff members for both routine and the more complex patients.

GS-9
(a) Experience or Education. Completion of 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level or completion of at least two full years of progressive graduate education or a masters degree in a field directly related to the position. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
(b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1.Knowledge of policies and procedures of kinesiotherapy.
2.Knowledge of assistive devices to make recommendations, including fit and function of assistive devices.
3.Skill in applying therapeutic techniques.
4.Skill in instructing patients and families in a meaningful exercise program.
5.Ability to recognize an appropriate prosthesis for the patient.
(c) Assignment. Individuals at this grade level serve as staff KTs. They are responsible for examination, evaluation, treatment intervention, and prevention of musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities in most patients. It is expected that they receive guidance from more experienced staff members for the most complex patients.

GS-10
(a) Experience. Completion of 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
(b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1.Knowledge and understanding of highly specialized complex evaluations and diagnostic tests and procedures.
2.Ability to properly assess a wide variety of patients having diverse and multiple disabilities to make recommendations for assistive devices.
3.Knowledge of teaching methods and learning principles, employing unusual motivational techniques and tact.
4.Ability to recognize an appropriate prosthesis for the patient, making adaptations and modifications without supervisory guidance or review.
5.Skill in coordinating treatment with other professionals to ensure patient compliance.
6.Ability to plan, direct, and distribute work assignments to KTs at lower grade levels.
(c) Assignments. This is the full performance level for the KT. Typical assignments at this grade level include but are not limited to:
Staff Kinesiotherapist. Individuals in this assignment may serve as the sole KT at a medical center or an outpatient clinic. There may be more than one KT at the facility; however, individuals in this assignment serve as a member of or consultant to a multidisciplinary or specialty care team.

References: VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G21, Kinesiotherapist Qualification Standards

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

Physical Requirements:
The incumbent may engage in the following activities/position/tasks as defined:
Lifting/Carrying up to 45 lbs intermittently, frequent walking, standing and sitting, Occasional stooping, kneeling, overhead reaching, fine manipulation pushing and/or pulling. In additional occasional operation of a motor vehicle.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.

Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: . If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: .

Additional information

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, rsum, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

No

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. (REQUIRED) CV or Resume (providing month and year for start and end dates on work experience and indicate full-time or part-time on work experience).

  2. (REQUIRED) VA Form 10-2850c


  • Application for Associated Health Occupations

  1. (REQUIRED) Copy of Transcripts

  2. (REQUIRED IF FEDERAL EMPLOYEE) Latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action that shows your current title, series, grade and tenure (not an awards SF-50).


VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: .

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire.

You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit .

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S.

Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.



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Kinesiotherapist

Expired Job

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration