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    Summary

    This position is with Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service (PSAS), the PSAS provides support to optimize the health and independence of the Veteran services provided within various settings, including the Veterans Integrated Service (VISNs), Inpatient Clinics, Outpatient Clinics, and domiciliaries throughout the United States. The incumbent serves as a Prosthetic Representative and works on various prosthetic and sensory aids programmatic assignments for PSAS.



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    Responsibilities

    Major duties includes, but are not limited to the following:

    • Completes a variety of prosthetic and sensory aids assignments, projects, activities independently to meet PSASs long-and-short term program goals.
    • Performs technical assignments for the PSAS administrative, and analytical prosthetic related assignments for the PSAS.
    • Works directly with Veterans and clinical teams to assist with applications and answer questions related to benefit programs.
    • Provide recommendations to the treatment team regarding the development of prescriptions and provide technical assistance and guidance on planning and coordination efforts, to address complex patient medical and rehabilitative needs for equipment, services, and benefits.
    • Seeks best practices from other VHA facilities to enhance PSAS's prosthetic and sensory aids program to meet veterans' needs. Conducts visits to VISNs and VHA locations to collect, review, and analyze their best practice information and report findings to the supervisor to consider.
    • Communicates tactfully and effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Drafts, develops, and implements new local organizational policies, directives, and procedures that are consistent with national policies, procedures, and programs. Provides documents to the supervisor for final approval after the incumbent submits final, review, comments, and recommendations.
    • Maintains awareness of VA's, VHA's, and PSAS's requirements by governing bodies, i.e. The Joint Commission (JC), Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC).
    • Keeps abreast of current issues in the health care industry and technological advancements and provides subject-matter expertise to VHA and PSAS's senior officials as needed.
    • Completes Prosthetic Representative, technical programmatic, and administrative duties independently. Provides training, advice, and guidance related to administrative functions, including statistics, data analysis, budgeting, contracting, procurement, inventory management, human resources, logistics/space, equipment, and supplies. Oversees the operation of the Prosthetic, Orthotic, optical laboratories, including restorations activities.
    • Completes contracting and procurement assignments independently to prepare and authorize purchase orders for a wide variety of prosthetic and orthotic devices. Provides status reports regularly to the supervisor to keep the supervisor well informed for accountability purposes.
    • Monitors and ensures requests for items or services are completed and received under established timeframes; and confers with contractors, vendors, and other health care workers as needed regarding procurement status and other needs and concerns.
    • Provides oversight and management of contracts. Monitors contracts for compliance with the statement of work; and receives , analyzes, and completes requests for prosthetic equipment and services. Keeps the supervisor well informed of procurement or contract issues as they arise.
    • Monitors and analyzes PSAS compliance reports, Delayed Order Report, aged credit card transactions, compliance metrics and scorecards. Develops tools that monitor VHA's quality assurance program. Works in collaboration with supervisor and senior staff to plan, develop, and prepare budget estimates; to develop cost-containment measures for prosthetic equipment and services; to authorize benefit payment and reimbursement.
    • Procures materials, supplies, and equipment; familiar with inventory stock and works collaboratively with Supply Chain to provide oversight of prosthetic service inventories; and refers veterans to proper clinical area for evaluation with guidance from supervisor and senior staff.
    • Ensures surgical implants are Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved/cleared; collaborates with Supply Chain Management to establish local procedures and to disposition implants appropriately.
    • Collaborates with clinical staff when devices and equipment require repair or replacement and takes necessary actions to resolve issues.
    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8am 4:30pm
    Compressed/Flexible:Not Available
    Telework: Available, but at the discretion of the service.
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Position Title/Functional Statement #:Prosthetic Representative/PDF03308, PDF03307, PDF03306, PD000000, and PDF00000
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    75% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/617099700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.