Physical Therapist - Chief of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Department of Veterans Affairs - White City, OR

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 889293

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To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have

borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving

and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

How would you like to become a part of a team

providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.

For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

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Subject to completion of a (1) one year probationary period and

(1) one year Supervisory Probationary period running consecutively.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U. S. Citizenship

Must pass pre-employment examination

English Language Proficiency required

Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required

Background and-or Security Investigation required

DUTIES:
Duties & Responsibilities

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The incumbent is responsible for the supervision, administrative management, and direction of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service (PM&RS) which consists of Physical Therapists (PT), physical therapy assistants, Occupational Therapists (OT), Podiatry, Physiatry and support staff. The site of work is the Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics (SORCC) located in White City, Oregon. Occasional travel to associated Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Grants Pass, Oregon and Klamath Falls, Oregon may be necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
1.

Citizenship.

Citizen of the United States.

2.

Education

(1)

Degree.

Graduate from a degree program in physical therapy from an approved college or

university approved by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The

CAPTE is the only accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education

(USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) to accredit entry-level physical

therapy programs. Verification of accredited programs may be obtained from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Web site, or at their office address: American Physical Therapy

Association, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1488, 703-684-2782, or 800-999-2782.

NOTE:
Effective, January 1, 2002, CAPTE changed its scope of accrediting activities of PT education programs to include only those programs that culminate in post-baccalaureate

degrees.

3.

Licensure.

Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice physical therapy in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or in the District of Columbia

4.

Physical Requirements.

See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

5.

English Language Proficiency.

PTs must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by VA Handbook 5005, Part II, chapter 3, Section A, paragraph 3j.

GRADE DETERMINATIONS:
GS-12 Physical Therapist

(a)

Education, Experience and Licensure.

In addition to the basic requirements, completion of a

minimum of 1 year of progressively complex experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.

Generally, assignments at this grade level require the knowledge, skills, and competencies normally

acquired through post-graduate residency or fellowship training programs. In addition to fully meeting

KSAOs identified at the GS-11 full performance level, the candidate must also demonstrate the KSAOs

required for the specific assignment.

GS-13 Physical Therapist

(a)

Education, Experience, and Licensure.

In addition to meeting the basic requirements,

completion of 1 year of progressively complex experience equivalent to the next lower grade.

Generally, non-supervisory assignments at this grade level require the knowledge, skills, and

competencies normally acquired through a post-graduate residency or fellowship training. In addition,

candidates must fully meet the KSAOs at the GS-12 level and those for the specific assignment

described below. Other assignments of equal complexity and responsibility may be approved on an

individual basis as warranted.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

References : Input applicable reference and links. For example:

VA Handbook 5005/24, Part II, Appendix G12, Physical Therapist

QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated February 2009.

Education

(1)

Degree.

Graduate from a degree program in physical therapy from an approved college or

university approved by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The

CAPTE is the only accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education

(USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) to accredit entry-level physical

therapy programs. Verification of accredited programs may be obtained from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Web site, or at their office address: American Physical Therapy

Association, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1488, 703-684-2782, or 800-999-2782.

NOTE:
Effective, January 1, 2002, CAPTE changed its scope of accrediting activities of PT education programs to include only those programs that culminate in post-baccalaureate

degrees.

Subject to completion of a 1 year probationary period.

Must serve a (1) One year Supervisory Probationary period.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.

Veterans' Preference:
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx

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BENEFITS:
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at

http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp

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Recruitment/Relocation Incentive May Be Available

OTHER INFORMATION:
This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:
Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

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