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    Summary

    The VA Black Hills Health Care System (VA BHHCS) is located in the beautiful Black Hills of Western South Dakota. South Dakota has No State Income Tax, has been named one of the Happiest and Safest States in the nation, is home to Top Ten Scenic Drives and Top Ten National Forests, features an Outdoor Life's Top City for Outdoor Enthusiasts and hosts the legendary annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

    VA BHHCS is where we live and work in rural small town settings, only minutes from Rapid City's shopping, dining, cultural, and entertainment venues. We offer rich history, including Mammoths and Prehistoric Civilizations, the 7th Cavalry, Deadwood, and Mount Rushmore. Hiking, fishing, rock climbing, canoeing, water skiing, golf, snowmobiling, hunting, camping, downhill and cross country skiing, motorcycling--the opportunities are endless. The Black Hills includes stunning landscapes such as Black Elk Peak, Bear Butte, the Badlands and the Needles Highway. When it's time for civilization, you'll find the Black Hills hosting local and national theatre groups, movie companies, national pow wow competitions, international dance troupes, symphony orchestras, and a variety of entertainers. Sports enthusiasts will find auto races, college sports, semi-pro hockey, and some of the best in rodeo. 

    VA BHHCS is a multi-campus health care system, with approximately 1100 employees, providing primary care, acute medicine, surgery, behavioral health, nursing home and domiciliary care from medical centers located at Fort Meade and Hot Springs, South Dakota as well as a staffed Community Based Outreach Clinic in Rapid City and numerous contracted and staffed clinics in Western South Dakota, Northern Nebraska and Eastern Wyoming.

    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.

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    Responsibilities

    The duties of the Prosthetics Manager (Supervisory Prosthetic Representative) at VA Black Hills Health Care System are to administer, supervise, and perform work concerned with rendering prosthetic and sensory aids services to disable patients.  Included in this series is such work as:

    • Planning, developing, and directing a Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Program at the local level; input into network (VISN 23) planning;
    • Serving as  an advisor to clinicians with regard to selection, prescription, and acquisition of prosthetic devices involving furnishing information concerning such matters as new developments in the field of prosthetics and sources of supply for such devices;
    • Interpreting prescriptions of clinicians in order to make certain that proper prosthetic devices are selected for, or by, the patients;
    • Authorizing the purchase, fabrication or repair of prosthetic devices;
    • Maintaining continuous liaison with manufacturers and dealers of prosthetic supplies, inspecting their facilities and services and participating in the award of prosthetic appliance contracts;
    • Participating in investigation/research project studies by selecting patients as pilot wearers of newly developed prosthetic items, evaluating the usefulness of such items and compiling of data; and
    • Giving technical and administrative advice and assistance on prosthetic problems to other facilities.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

    Functional Statement Title/#: Prosthetic Representative 

    Location: Prosthetics Service Line, Fort Meade, SD

    This position is not required to file a financial disclosure report.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel to alternate sites will be required

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Who May Apply

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    Open to Agency Employees Only

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