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Physical Therapist (Program Coordinator)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration West Roxbury, MA
  • Posted: April 13, 2019
  • Part-Time

  • Duties
The VA Boston Healthcare System has one part-time 24 hours per week, Physical Therapist (PT), Student & Residency Program Coordinator. The position is will be stationed at West Roxbury, and requires intermittent travel to Jamaica Plain and Brockton. Primary functions of this position are to provide clinical evaluation and treatment to patients referred for PT services, oversee PT & PT Assistant Student & Residency training programs, and assist with coordinating volunteers within PT clinics.
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The primary functions of this position are to provide clinical evaluation and treatment to patients referred for PT services, oversee all PT & PT Assistant Student and Residency training programs, and assist with coordinating volunteers within PT clinics. Incumbent will spend at least 25% of time in performance of duties directly related to the physical therapist/assistant student and residency programs at VA BHS. This position has full administrative and professional responsibility for planning and directing the PT & PTA Student and Residency program(s), at all sites of the organization. Incumbent will implement PT/PTA Student and PT Residency policies and procedures to meet program goals and external accreditation requirement through APTA. Incumbent will serve as the subject matter expert to other staff in the areas of PT/PTA student and residency programs. Performs other duties assigned. Incumbent must have independence with ability to make autonomous clinical decisions in a Direct Access environment, including the ability to independently evaluate and treat patients who seek physical therapy services.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position to other campuses.
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
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  • Requirements
Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job.
  • Designated and random drug testing 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 and complete additional forms to proceed with employment process.
  • Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
  • Telework/Remote Work: Not Available
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Authorized
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP),a student loan reimbursement program within VHA. If selected for this position you must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and apply for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount and program start date is determined after review of a complete EDRP application and supporting documentation by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office.
  • This is an AFGE Bargaining Unit position.
  • These positions are covered by locality-based comparability pay.
  • Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • Candidates who meet the qualification requirements within 15 calendar days following the closing date of the announcement will be considered.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Current employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50, (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held. Do not submit an award SF-50.

  • ***Basic Requirements:***
  • United States Citizenship:Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Education and Experience:The individual must meet at least one of the requirements below:
  • (1) Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy AND five (5) years of progressively independent experience as a physical therapist.
  • (2) Master's degree in Physical Therapy AND two (2) years of progressively independent experience as a physical therapist.
  • (3) Doctorate degree in physical therapy.
  • Licensure:Individuals hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice physical therapy in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
  • English Language Proficiency: Physical Therapists appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English.

  • ***Grade Determinations**:* In addition to meeting the basic requirements, one year of progressively complex experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level and one of the following:
1. Evidence of a minimum of 2,000 hours of clinical practice directly in the specialty area. This time must be between the past two and five years; OR
2. Board Certification in the specialty area recognized by the ABPTS; OR
3. Completion of a fellowship program; OR
4. An additional advanced degree in a related field.
***Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA):***In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs:
1. Ability to apply advanced knowledge of contemporary physical therapy within specialty area to provide clinical guidance, training or education for internal and external stakeholders.
2. Ability to serve as a consultant within the assigned program area for intra-agency and interagency planning and to provide service coordination to optimize program continuity, efficiency and effectiveness.
3. Knowledge of and skill in management, administration and/or education methodologies. This includes the ability to monitor and track data, utilize available resources effectively, evaluate program quality, and generate reports for local, and/or VISN and/or VACO leadership.
4. Ability to develop and coordinate treatment and/or educational programs within a concentrated field or specialty area, such as, but not limited to, amputee, spinal cord injury, chronic pain, student clinical education/residency programming, polytrauma/traumatic brain injury.
5. Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships within department and with other departments or affiliated programs.
6. Ability to guide the work of a multi-disciplinary team.
Assignment:For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and variety, and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. PTs at this level have experience that demonstrates advanced practice skills and judgment across one or more areas of physical therapy. The individual may be assigned broad administrative responsibility. The individual is assigned a major content specialty area to include assessing, planning, evaluating and delivering care within a special clinical program or component of a Rehabilitation Service, which usually involves multiple disciplines. See the definition for specialty areas in paragraph 2. i, that includes Polytrauma/Traumatic Brain Injury, Chronic Pain, Amputation, Spinal Cord Injury and clinical education programs. PTs provide administrative direction and decisions related to the program. The Physical Therapy Program Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of multiple professionals from a variety of disciplines for optimal clinical care and educational programming. He/she implements programs, policies, and procedures to meet program goals, policy and external accreditation requirements. He/she monitors outcomes, participates in strategic planning and implements strategies for program improvement particularly in assigned content specialty area. The Program Coordinator supports the rehabilitation service and serves as a point of contact providing guidance to facility leadership on matters related to specialty content area. He/she collaborates with Clinical Specialists and with Rehabilitation Service leaders to assist with administrative processes to obtain resources and equipment for operations of content specialty area. He/she assists with developing local policy for new or emerging practices and technologies.
***References:*** This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements: The work involves standing, stooping, moderate to heavy lifting, sitting, pulling, assisting patients in transferring from various devices (bed, wheelchair, floor, motorized vehicles, mats etc.). Additionally, moving patient and supplies and pushing patient in their manual or motorized wheelchair's. Additionally, the in

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

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