Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1039689
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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.
The Orthotist/Prosthetist will serve within the Prosthetic Service Line for the Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System.
Major duties and responsibilities include but not limited to:
· Responsible for the design, and fabrication and fitting of orthotic prosthetic devices for commons disability levels.
· Take measurements for fabrications and fitting of devices used to treat common disability levels including orthoses for the trunk and cervical spine, lower and upper extremity orthoses and transtibial/transfemoral prostheses.
· Prepare molds and/or tracings to be used in the fabrication of the devices.
· Assemble components to create a finished device and perform preliminary alignments.
· Maintain patient records regarding work done in accordance with polices and guidelines.
· Communicate with patients to explain the procedures, solicit cooperation and reduce anxiety.
· Follows established infection control procedures.
Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:30 pm
PD / Functional Statement: Functional Statement
Relocation Expenses: Relocation Expenses are NOT authorized for this position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Relocation/Recruitment Incentives are NOT authorized for this position.
This is a Bargaining Unit Position
Background Information: NACI
This is NOT a Supervisory position