Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 916982
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
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Note: The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-9. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-5 to GS-9. The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidates education and experience and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.
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.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
Relocation/recruitment incentive is not authorized.
Note: This positions initial duty station is Pensacola, Florida; however the duty station, based upon the needs of the health care system, may require the individual to work from other facilities (e.g. Mobile Outpatient Clinic, Alabama; Eglin Outpatient Clinic, Florida; Biloxi, Mississippi and Panama City Outpatient Clinic, Florida).
This position functions primarily in the Orthotic-Prosthetic Laboratory Section of the Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service. Provide appropriate orthotic and/or prosthetic devices and treatment through:
· An examination of the patient and assessment of their individual needs and desires
· Compliance with the treatment plan
· Design, component selection, measurement/casting of the patient, fabrication and fitting of the device of the patient
· Proper documentation of the patient record
· Continuing care and periodic examination of the patient and the orthotic/prosthetic device to assess fit, function and changing needs of the patient
Performs a limited assessment of the patient to obtain an understanding of the patients orthotic/prosthetic needs. Within the scope of privileging, follows an orthotic/prosthetic treatment plan to meet specific needs and goals of the patient. Within the scope of privileging, performs the necessary procedures to deliver the appropriate orthotic/prosthetic services, which may include fabrication of the orthosis/prosthesis. Provide continuing patient care and periodic evaluation to assure/maintain/document optimal fit and function of the orthosis/prosthesis. Complies with policies, procedures and regulations regarding human resource management, physical environment management, business/financial management and organizational management. Participate in personal and professional development through continuing education, training, research and organizational affiliations.
Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.