Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1138711

Want to live in an Enchanted Island? Come work for the VA Caribbean Healthcare System where we provide services to veterans in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These islands enjoy year round summer, and you can experience Caribbean culture, history and diverse activities. As a territory of the United States, Puerto Rico offers the conveniences of the mainland and a trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands is only 30 minutes away. Join us to experience the wonders of working and living in paradise.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

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.  

DUTY LOCATION: Community Base Outpatient Clinic at Ponce, PR

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-9 to GS-11. The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s 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.


Incumbent will serve as an Occupational Therapist with clinical, administrative and educational responsibilities.  Will deliver quality occupational therapy services to patients with acute or prolonged physical and/or psychosocial impairment, activity limitations or participation restrictions.  This includes the evaluation and interpretation of the levels of function of individuals with medical and psychosocial conditions.  Also, the application of progressive care to maximize functional independence and quality of life.  Will educate patients and relatives to involve them in the total rehabilitation care plan.  Will document services provided in the patients' medical records and will prepare reports as required.  Will participate in the facility education programs, clinical training for OT students and other trainees, information and outcomes management activities. May perform Home visits to patients as needed.

Tour of Duty: MONDAY THRU FRIDAY: 7:30 am - 11:30 am OR 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. Including rotation shifts, work on weekends and Holidays.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No