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    Current VA and/or Federal employees must submit their current non-award SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, at the time of application.

    If you are not an internal employee (i.e., VA applicant located at the facility and/or Community Based Outpatient applicant or VA Agency Wide employee, or current Federal employee), you should apply under the announcement CBCF-10340942-19-JC-BU.


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    Work Schedule: 7:30am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday

    The Western Blind Rehabilitation Center (WBRC) is a residential facility located within the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). The WBRC embraces an interdisciplinary approach to the treatment of visual impairment so that program participants receive the full complement of services. The Blind Rehabilitation Specialist studies visual and non-visual barriers and related processes that result in activity limitations, participation restrictions, loss of vocational and avocational opportunities, and psychological distress. In providing direct services, the Blind Rehabilitation Specialist uses diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and instrumentation to identify and resolve or minimize these problems.

    The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Reviewing and interpreting all pertinent patient documentation and records, pre-admission.
    • Evaluating the patient's current visual functioning utilizing specialized tests and procedures to determine the extent of residual vision, functional loss, potential to benefit from low vision intervention with training and devices, and to determine individual needs as well as to provide information to other professional staff for treatment planning purposes.
    • Documenting, in accordance with established recording standards and procedures, all services performed on behalf of the patient: on-going progress, issues as they occur, steps towards issue resolution, and current treatment plan.
    • Working with family members and/or significant others to educate and counsel about the ramifications of visual impairment.
    • Actively participating in all team meetings and preparing a treatment plan, progress notes, and summaries for inclusion in the final summary as required by the center's policy and procedures.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0601 General Health Science

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/516188500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.