The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for a Therapy Coordinator (Home Based Primary Care). Therapy Coordinator (Home Based Primary Care) will function in the Home Based Primary Care section within Community Outpatient Service (COPS). The location states thar this position is for the Mansfield clinic. However the location can be changed by the hiring manager. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Licensure: Must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice physical therapy in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in written and spoken English Education and Experience: Applicants have at least one of the following requirements: Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy AND five (5) years of progressively independent experience as a physical therapist. Master's degree in Physical Therapy AND two (2) years of progressively independent experience as a physical therapist. Doctorate degree in physical therapy. May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Grade Determinations:GS-13: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GS-12). Specialized experience includes: perform examinations and evaluations of individuals who have or may develop impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions related to conditions of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and/or integumentary systems while considering the effects attributable to unique personal and environmental factors. Interpret findings from examination, diagnostic studies/medical tests and, during evaluation, select appropriate clinical tests and measures, and then integrate findings into the physical therapy plan of care for the full range of patient populations. Practice autonomously, making recommendations and referrals to other medical specialties/services as clinically indicated during ongoing assessment of patients under their care, etc. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate all the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:1. Ability to apply advanced knowledge of contemporary physical therapy within specialty area to provide clinical guidance, training or education for internal and external stakeholders.2. Ability to serve as a consultant within the assigned program area for intra-agency and interagency planning and to provide service coordination to optimize program continuity, efficiency and effectiveness.3. Knowledge of and skill in management, administration and/or education methodologies. This includes the ability to monitor and track data, utilize available resources effectively, evaluate program quality, and generate reports for local, and/or VISN and/or VACO leadership.4. Ability to develop and coordinate treatment and/or educational programs within a concentrated field or specialty area, such as, but not limited to, amputee, spinal cord injury, chronic pain, student clinical education/residency programming, polytrauma/traumatic brain injury.5. Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships within department and with other departments or affiliated programs.6. Ability to guide the work of a multi-disciplinary team References: VA Handbook 5005/99 Part II Appendix G12 dated February 7, 2018 Physical Requirements: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech and manual dexterity. This position requires the ability to climb two flights of steps and driving a car for periods of up to two hours. Physical requirements also include potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending and pulling and pushing not to exceed 35lbs of live weight. ["Directing the clinical and administrative services offered by the program to ensure that the program is in compliance with local and VHA standards and policies as well as accreditation standards for home care organizations Developing and continuing effective functioning of the interdisciplinary health care team Collaborating with the HBPC Medical Director for daily program management and collaborates with other HBPC program Directors, Veteran Integrated Service Network (VISN) leadership and VA Central Office staff on a regular and ongoing basis Interpreting and communicating of VA policies to the HBPC team and the VHA facility HBPC team development and implementation of local HBPC policies and procedures to include performance improvement, patient safety, utilization review, emergency preparedness, and staff safety Evaluating of the effectiveness of the program and assuring effective/efficient resources are maintained Collaborating with the HBPC Medical Director to manage human resources for the HBPC Program including: selecting qualified staff, orients and mentors the staff, promotes staff development and professional growth, and assures a process for ongoing staff clinical competency Assessing the continuing education needs of program staff and assures appropriate resources to meet those needs Managing and tracking program resources to include but not limited to equipment inventory, GSA and VA owned Vehicles Managing the Electronic Waiting List (EWL) for HBPC referrals Collaborating with the business office and fiscal service to ensure accurate reporting of HBPC clinical, administrative and workload data The HBPC Program Director/Coordinator for HBPC is responsible to provided assistance, collaboration and subject matter expertise for a complex group of services HBPC often works with, such as Home Oxygen Programs, Home Medical Equipment and contracting services to comply with regulatory standards VA Careers - Social Work: https://youtube.com/embed/enRhz_ua_UU Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8am - 4:30pm\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nFunctional Statement #: 000000\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.