Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy ID: 1887339 

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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans. The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”).

America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

Duties

This position is located in Rehabilitation Care Services at the Puget Sound VA (Seattle Division) whose purpose is to provide care and rehabilitation to those veterans with a variety of disabilities, such as amputation, orthopedic issues, behavioral health issues and traumatic brain injuries.  Your major duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Planning and conducting a well-rounded therapy program equipped to handle a wide variety of disabilities whose treatment goals and objectives are both complex and progressive in nature;
  • Adapting treatment plans to the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial needs of the individual patient;
  • Participating as an active member of the treatment team and consult/co-treat with other medical staff to coordinate the patient's treatment program;
  • Procuring consultations from physicians, developing assessments, determining treatment goals, and creating treatment plans individualized to each patients needs and abilities;
  • Noting patient's progress or lack of progress, behavior patterns, evaluate treatment results, make necessary changes to the treatment plan and report these factors to the treatment team;
  • Leading the patient into new and adapted leisure experiences generating the interest of the patient and attaining constructive, active involvement of the patient;
  • Developing treatment goals and objectives and subsequent treatment plans that are progressive in nature but flexible enough in order to adapt to the patient's changing physical, cognitive, and psychosocial needs.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.

Supervisory Status

No

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens

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