The Active Pain Management (AMP) Physical Therapist (PT) position primary duties are to provide pain services as an integrated part of the Veterans Integrative Pain (VIP) Center and in support of the Pain Management Team. Clinical care should be provided through a combination of virtual/telehealth and in-person services as part of an interprofessional specialty pain care team in the Biopsychosocial Model of Pain Care and VA Stepped Care Model for Pain Management. 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: Physical Therapists must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d). Education and Experience: Physical Therapists must meet one of the education/experience requirements below: Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy AND five (5) years of progressively independent experience as a physical therapist; OR Master's degree in Physical Therapy AND two (2) years of progressively independent experience as a physical therapist; OR Doctorate degree in physical therapy. NOTE: Individuals must be a graduate of a Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) accredited college or university. Foreign Graduates- Graduates of foreign physical therapy programs meet the requirements in subparagraph 3b if they have a full unrestricted and current license to practice physical therapy in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. License: Individuals 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. Loss of Credential. A PT who fails to maintain the required license must be removed from the occupation, which may result in termination of employment. At the discretion of the appointing official, an employee may be reassigned to another occupation, if qualified, and if a placement opportunity exists. 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: In addition to the basic requirements above, you must also meet one of the following grade requirements for a specific grade level. GS-13: Physical Therapist Experience: One year of progressively complex experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's): In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSA's: Ability to apply advanced knowledge of contemporary physical therapy within specialty area to provide clinical guidance, training or education for internal and external stakeholders. 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. Knowledge of and skill and 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. 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. Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships within department and with other departments or affiliated programs. Ability to guide the work of a multidisciplinary team. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G12 dated February 7, 2018. ["VA Careers - Physical Therapy: https://youtube.com/embed/Gi2hoFqIoqY MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Clinical: Spends at least 50% of clinical time providing AMP groups in VA Facility through virtual/telehealth modalities (e.g., VVC) or in-person Spends at least 40% of clinical time providing chronic pain physical therapy services to the Veterans Integrative Pain Center Demonstrates a full professional and current understanding of the theories of physical therapy treatment and their proper application, particularly those specialized techniques related to complex chronic pain problems. Demonstrates expertise in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating treatment plans for adult patients with complex pain problems. As part of the pain team, provides feedback and coordinates care with associated health care team members. Evaluation and treatment are completed in a timely fashion; chart review will allow the opportunity to assess appropriateness of the referral. Consults are scheduled considering priority and frequency of care, and coordination of schedules with other members of the treatment team. Utilizes evaluation data to plan and implement comprehensive patient treatment, involving patient in the goals setting and treatment processes as feasible. Modifies treatment plan according to evaluative findings to meet short- and long-term goals. Responsible for the application of behavioral strategies to recognize and address fear-avoidance presentations, as well as for adapting physical therapy approaches to patients presenting with a combination of severe mental and physical disabilities. Involves the patient, family, significant others, and pertinent health care staff in the treatment process by ongoing communication through demonstration, instruction, team conferences, and chart documentation as appropriate to each patient's treatment goals. Assesses patient's learning needs, and plans and implements appropriate patient education programs, involving the patient, family, and significant others in the instructional process. Exercises the highest degree of independence and professional judgment in planning and carrying out treatment plans to meet complex objectives for the chronic pain population. Demonstrates originality in solving problems not covered by these guides, making innovative adaptations and modifications of treatment plans and procedures in order to meet the complex and highly varying needs of patients, and routinely collaborates with other health care team members. Administrative: Participates in program development activities related to AMP, including data collection/management, policy development/adherence, and documentation. Participates in multidisciplinary team meetings, as well as pain committee meetings, as indicated by Pain Team and VIP Clinic leadership, as well as section and service leadership. Complies with national and local performance measures, including timely health care screening and completion of clinical reminders for all patients. Complies with all electronic health record documentation procedures, including timeliness standards for documentation and proper patient check out procedures (e.g., entering diagnostic and procedure codes). Program Evaluation/Research: Provides clinical outcomes measures to all AMP participants as instructed and assists with ensuring that information is shared as indicated Develops and implements research projects, prepares grant proposals, in coordination with supervisors and team members. Academic/Teaching/Training: Provides physical therapy focused guidance and consultation to staff. Provides supervision, education and training to Medical Center trainees, including residents, students and interns/fellows. Participates in intra- and interdepartmental committees, task forces, and projects, as requested by supervisors and/or Facility pain leadership. Demonstrates ability to provide didactics/lectures to medical staff within the area of pain management, specifically pain-focused physical therapy interventions. Work Schedule: 7:30AM - 4:00PM - Monday - Friday Telework: Ad Hoc Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized"]
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