Veterans Affairs Employment For Occupational Therapist

Website U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Job Description:

The Occupational Therapist (OT) provides direct patient care to referred veterans in all Occupational Therapy Clinics and/or settings at this medical center which include: CBOC’s, Acute Care, Intermediate Care, Extended Care, Acute and Chronic Psychiatry, Gero-psychiatry, Outpatient clinics and Employees.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with the Prosthetics services related to specialized equipment consults and follows through appropriately.
  • May participate in formal and informal research projects following permission from OT supervisor or acting designee.
  • Develops, implements and modifies a complex individualized OT plan of care for a wide variety of medical and surgical problems using standardized and specialized methods of assess functional deficits.
  • Documents in writing patient’s initial, interim, and discharge progress notes in a timely manner and adheres to documentation standards as directed by supervisor.
  • Fabricates and modifies splints, procures orthotic devices, and assistive/adaptive equipment for ADLs.
  • Consistently coordinates and maintains a balanced workload and meets productive workload criteria by efficiently and effectively scheduling patients.
  • Maintains clinic cleanliness and equipment maintenance as outlined by supervisory staff, JACHO guidelines, station policy and infection control staff members.
  • Utilizes appropriate level of language by using clear, simple terms and expressions involving family/significant others in the plan of care.
  • Directs and provides guidance to OT assistant(s) in proper application of OT methods and techniques when assigned.
  • Independently plans, coordinates, and communicates effectively with treatment team members and other health care professionals team members in coordinating patient’s total care.
  • Elicits patient participation and independently employs a variety of motivational techniques to ensure patient or group participation in OT treatment program where objectives are difficult to achieve due to severity or complexity of disabilities.
  • Independently reviews and interprets consults for accurateness and appropriateness of orders and contacts physicians or designee for clarification when needed.
  • Performs other duties assigned by Supervisor.
  • Independently uses critical analysis, clinical reasoning, and creativity to solve complex problems related to OT.

Job Requirements:

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job.
  • All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.
  • Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period.
  • Subject to background/security investigation.
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination.

Qualification & Experience:

  • The individual must meet at least one of the following requirements below:
  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy and two (2) years of experience as an occupational therapist.

Job Details:

Company:  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Others

Job Location: Biloxi, MS, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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