Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 982623
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.
Biloxi: The Mississippi Gulf Coast overlooks the sparkling Gulf of Mexico and 62 miles of scenic shoreline including the world's longest (26 miles) man-made beach - started by nature, improved by man. Explore the Coast's rich heritage from the American Indians to the modern day blending of cultures including cuisine, attractions, and events. For further information on the Gulf Coast area, please visit the following website: http://www.gulfcoast.org/
Pensacola: The Pensacola Bay Area is an activity-packed destination featuring culture, outdoor adventure, fine museums, attractions and miles of beaches. Whether you're an art enthusiast, birdwatcher, golfer, food critic or a shopaholic, you'll find your niche in the Pensacola Bay Area. (www.visitpensacola.com).
Note: The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-5 to GS-11. 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.
Incentives: Relocation/recruitment incentives are not authorized for this position.
Note: The duty station of these positions may change based upon the needs of the health care system.
The Orthotist/Prosthetist will be responsible for the design, fabrication, and fitting of orthotic/prosthetic devices for common disability levels. These are achieved through consultation with physician, caregiver, therapist and/or senior Orthotist/Prosthetist staff members, which enables incumbent to become proficient in essential occupational tasks and understand the prescription for orthotic and prosthetic devices for the more common disability levels. Communicates with the patient to explain the procedure, solicit cooperation and reduce anxiety. The incumbent will prepare molds and/or tracings to be used in the fabrication of the device. Assemble components to create a finished device. Performs preliminary alignment and fitting of the device. Incumbent will attend professional and manufacturer's training seminars to expand knowledge, maintain competency and become familiar with new techniques and emerging technologies.
Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.