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Lead Occupational Therapist

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Lexington
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Job Description:

* VideosVideos* DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryThis position is located in the Occupational Therapy section of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the VA Healthcare System, Lexington, KY. The Lead Occupational Therapist (OT) provide professional guidance and consultation or OT practitioners. They monitor and evaluate clinically appropriate treatment programs with great autonomy.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilitiesThe Lead Occupational Therapist has knowledge of contemporary occupational therapy across multiple areas of practice, having the ability to apply advance occupational therapy knowledge to provide clinical guidance and mentorship to OT practitioners. The Lead Occupational Therapist also has the ability to independently monitor and evaluate clinically appropriate treatment programs and acts as a liaison between OT practitioners and the supervisor by coordinating clinical activities, program development, outcome management, and strategic planning. The Lead Occupational Therapist has the ability to assess, prioritize and address interpersonal or programmatic conflicts at the lowest possible level. He/She also has the ability to implement, revise, and update evidence based protocols, procedures and competencies for occupational therapy services.Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pmFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required.Travel RequiredNot requiredSupervisory statusNoPromotion Potential13* Job family (Series)0631 Occupational TherapistSimilar jobs* Occupational Therapists* Therapists, Occupational* RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions of Employment* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job* Designated and/or random drug testing may be required* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959* You may be required to serve a probationary period* Subject to a background/security investigation* Must be proficient in written and spoken English* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding processQualificationsApplicants 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.* English Language Proficiency Requirement: In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. You must be proficient in written and spoken English in order to meet the basic requirement of this position.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 for GS-13 (Lead Occupational Therapist):Education, Experience, and Licensure. Completion of one year of experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level and directly related to the position being filled.Demonstrated KSAs. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs:* Knowledge of contemporary occupational therapy across multiple areas of practice.* Ability to apply advanced occupational therapy knowledge to provide clinical guidance and mentorship to OT practitioners.* Ability to independently monitor and evaluate clinically appropriate treatment programs.* Ability to act as a liaison between OT practitioners and the supervisor by coordinating clinical activities, program development, outcome management, and strategic planning.* Ability to assess, prioritize, and address interpersonal or programmatic conflicts at the lowest possible level.* Ability to implement, revise and update evidence-based protocols, procedures and approved competencies for occupational therapy services.References: A Handbook 5005/127, Part II, Appendix G14.The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-13.Physical Requirements: Per VA Directive and Handbook 5019.EducationIMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

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