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    Summary

    The duties of the Prosthetic Representative (Service Chief) are to administer, supervise, and perform work concerned with rendering prosthetic and sensory aids services to disabled patients. The work may include: planning, developing and directing a prosthetics and sensory aids program at local, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN), or national levels.

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    Responsibilities

    Duties include:

    • Develop local organizational policies and procedures consistent with national policies and procedures.
    • Develop statement of work for service contracts.
    • Establish long term and short term program goals.
    • Chairperson in local facility committees, workgroups, and teams.
    • Assess and provide technical guidance concerning equipment and benefits to beneficiaries and other health care workers.
    • Adjust workload and develops performance measures.
    • Implement new, local, and national guidelines.
    • Develop tools that allow monitoring of a quality assurance program.
    • Analyze, review and evaluate the results of various monitors and databases.
    • Confer with contractors and other health care workers.
    • Inform Veterans and family on different appliance and services available.
    • Plan, develop, and prepare budget estimates.
    • Analyze costs to develop cost containment initiatives.
    • Coordinate special programs which include clothing allowance, Home Oxygen, Automobile Adaptive Equipment, Home Improvement Structural Alterations (HISA).
    • Determine eligibility.
    • Review medical and administrative files of Veterans.
    • Interview Veterans and inspect prosthetic equipment/appliances.
    • Authorize benefit payment and reimbursement for local and reginal programs such as Clothing Allowance and Automobile Adaptive Equipment.
    • Conduct home and vendor visits to determine contractor compliance with Statement of Work and evaluations for recommendations regarding home modifications.
    • Manage, maintain, and control inventory.
    • Serve as a technical advisor and subject matter expert.
    • Counsel employees and initiate disciplinary action.
    • Mange time and leave programs.
    • Interview and select candidates as well as participate as a selecting official for various departments to acquire Section or Service Chiefs.
    • Implement new directives, programs and policies.
    • Develop proposals, business plans, and action plans.
    • Resolve conflicts impacting program supported issues.
    • Assist in drafting/recommending national policies or directives.
    Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00 am to 4:30pm)
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized highly qualified candidates.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    13

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/613346500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.