The incumbent is an integral part of a large comprehensive Occupational Therapy (OT) Service at the Minneapolis VAMC. This is a Complexity Level 1a facility with a National Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center (PRC), a Spinal Cord Injury and Neurological Disease Center (SCI/D), an Amputation Regional Center (ARC), a Polytrauma Transitional Rehabilitation (PTRP) program and a Polytrauma Network Site (PNS). Major Duties include: The incumbent demonstrates fundamental functional knowledge of multiple medical conditions, varied from post-op orthopedics to generalized weakness. The incumbent demonstrates great flexibility in schedule management and the ability to cover multiple areas of the department. Seeks out information regarding populations served and utilizes information in evaluation and treatment of patients. Demonstrates ability to interpret current research findings/current occupational therapy practice and incorporate findings in treatment of patients. Specific focus in spinal cord injury and neurologic disorders. Utilizes knowledge of Adaptive Equipment and environmental adaptations with all patients seen, seeks out additional options for patients as needed. Independently administers standardized and non-standardized assessments including a wide range of cognitive, visual and physical assessments. Independently adapts assessments to meet the needs of the patients with consideration of context and client factors. Independently utilizes basic/routine evaluation data to create appropriate treatment plans. Independently designs community reintegration activities to meet the needs of the client based on evaluation results. Ability to set priorities, meet multiple deadlines, make effective use of time and demonstrates willingness to adjust schedule to maximize productivity while continuing to meet participant's priorities for treatment. Attends all mandatory safety trainings and completes all competencies that are applicable to the roles of the incumbent. Individual clinical training experience is developed and provided for technical and professional level occupational therapy students. This is designed to fulfill their educational and professional requirements. Students are evaluated in accordance with the NBCOT/AOTA guidelines. Work Schedule: Intermittent Schedule; Monday-Friday; 0730am- 4:00pm Telework: Telework, if approved, will be on an ad-hoc basis only Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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