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This position is organizationally located under the Rehabilitation Department of the Rehabilitation and Extended Care Service Line at Iowa City VA Health Care System in Iowa City, IA.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Provides clinically appropriate treatment programs for client evaluation and treatment, within this Veterans Administration Health Care System, with great autonomy.
- Performs and interprets tests and measures to assess normal parameters of physiological functions, as well as, pathophysiological, pathomechanical, electrophysiological, ergonomic, and developmental deficits of bodily systems to determine diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention.
- Develops, coordinates, and implements highly specialized treatment programs within his/her assigned clinic, based on best practices for patient/client management, to relieve pain, restore or enhance performance, and maximize independence in functional abilities.
- Mentors and assists other physical therapy staff in the management of highly complex medically impaired patients/individuals with pelvic impairments via consultation or co-treatment. Demonstrates competence in treating both males and females with pelvic floor dysfunction.
- Demonstrates clinical expertise in evaluation, interpretation, and treatment utilizing Biofeedback and specialty stimulation equipment such as Pathway CTS 2000 Continence Evaluation and Training System. Serves as a mentor/trainer to other staff in utilizing these devices.
- Demonstrates skill in educating other staff in the utilization of this specialized information for effective client care.
- Plans and implements a comprehensive treatment regimen designed to maximize the function of the client with pelvic floor dysfunctions, including but not limited to pelvic/related pain, urinary/fecal incontinence, pre- and post-partum, and weakness/dysfunction of pelvic floor structures.
- Performs assessment of muscles, ligaments, nerves and bony landmarks within the pelvic floor and pelvic girdle. Skills include: perineal sensory assessment, ligamentous provocation, muscle strength testing, restriction and pain assessment of pelvic girdle muscles, fascia and nerves, and coordination of pelvic floor muscles with functional activities.
- Responsible for clinic development, outcome management, and strategic planning related to the Pelvic Rehabilitation Program under the supervision of department supervisors.
- Plans an effective goal-directed treatment program, based on findings from a thorough examination and assessment that is appropriate and indicated for the impairment, functional limitation and/or disability being treated. Implements the treatment program and modifies it as needed to achieve goals.
- Provides clients and their families with counseling, education, information, and training regarding the nature of their impairments, functional limitations, treatment plan, goals, home program, and/or disability.
- Documents all evaluations, treatment, progress, education, counseling, and training in the client's medical record. Maintains a safe work environment to include non-technical maintenance of equipment, safety checks, cleaning, stocking, etc.
- Provides patients and their families with counseling, education, information, and training regarding the nature of their impairments, functional limitations, treatment plan, goals, home program, and/or disability.
- Documents evaluation, goals, patient/family education, progress, and change in treatment or patient condition in medical records accurately.
- Is capable of unusual motivational techniques to obtain participation of patient with complex physical/psychosocial diagnoses. Is independently responsible for planning treatment activities and resolving problems on his/her own with accuracy and good judgment.
- Provides clinical guidance and training to Physical Therapy Assistants and Physical Therapy student interns.
- Assists during emergency situations including initiating and/or assisting with CPR.
Telework: Not available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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