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Occupational Therapist
OKLAHOMA CITY OK 73163
Category: Manufacturing
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  Job posted:   Thu May 17, 2018
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Occupational Therapist
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## Duties
### Summary
**OUR MISSION:** 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?
Join the VA professionals in Oklahoma City -- a dynamic place to live that exhibits pioneer spirit, combined with old-fashioned hospitality. Come experience big-city amenities with small-city charm. Visitors and residents are delighted with the abundant historical, cultural, recreational, shopping, restaurant and entertainment venues offered in this enticing city. Sports fans can revel in the exploits of the Thunder NBA basketball team, Oklahoma City Dodgers AAA baseball team, and many national sporting events. In addition to the excellent grade schools in the area, there are numerous technical schools, junior colleges, colleges and universities from which to choose. Because of the low unemployment rate and modest cost of living, Oklahoma City area residents enjoy a very agreeable quality of life.
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### Responsibilities
As an **Occupational Therapist**, working in Neurology and Rehabilitation Service, at the Oklahoma VA Medical Center, you will be primarily working with individuals whose actual or potential impairment is related to the neuromuscular, skeletal and pulmonary and cardiovascular systems.
Duties may also include, but are not limited to the following tasks:
* Evaluating patients to identify specific treatment problems
* Solving treatment problems, by implementing, adapting and modifying treatment plans, activities and procedures to meet the specific needs of patients with complex disabilities
* Establishing short-term and long-term patient treatment goals
* Monitoring patients' emergency medical needs, intolerance to treatment, changes in physical/mental status, and taking appropriate action
* Documenting evaluations and treatment to supports ICD-10 and CPT coding
* Performing neuromuscular function tests and interpreting results
* Providing instruction in the care and use of adaptive equipment, orthotic devices and prostheses; recommending patient referrals to other services or programs.
* Preparing statistical data and reports
* Providing supervision and guidance for an occupational therapy assistant
* Providing in-service training for occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians, and other health care professionals or student affiliates; providing clinical instruction to medical residents and health care students
* Developing patient/family teaching and treatment material
* Coordinating and/or directing overall clinic activities.
**Work Schedule:** Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
**Financial Disclosure Report:** Not required
### Travel Required
Not required
##### Supervisory status
No
##### Promotion Potential
11
* #### Job family (Series)
0631 Occupational Therapist
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* Requirements
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## Requirements
### Conditions 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
### Qualifications
**BASIC REQUIREMENTS:**
* **Citizenship:** Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)
* **Education:**
* Graduation from a degree program in occupational therapy approved by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) or predecessor organizations to include an internship (supervised fieldwork experience required by the educational institution). The ACOTE is the only accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). degree programs may be verified by contacting the American Occupational Therapy Association website or at their office address: American Occupational Therapy Association website or at their office address: American Occupational Therapy Association, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220. (Include Copy of Transcripts)
* Certification/Examination: Possession of written documentation that the individual has passed the entry-level certification examination for OTs which is administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). (Included Copy)
**NOTE:** Effective January 1, 2005, ACOTE accredits only master or doctoral degree programs in occupational therapy.
* **State Licensure/certification/registration/trademark**: The OT must hold a full, current, and unrestricted state license, certification or registration, or trademark to practice occupational therapy in a State, Territory, a Commonwealth of the United States (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia. (Include Copy)
**NOTE:**The OT must maintain full, current and unrestricted license, trademark, registration, or certification as required by state statute.
* **English Language Proficiency**: OT's must be proficient in spoken and written English.
**Preferred Characteristics and/or Experience for Weekend Occupational Therapist:**
* Desired applicant will have one year experience in acute inpatient setting.
* Therapist will be able to work independently with limited contact with supervisor.
* Incumbent shall be self-initiating, attention to detail, accurate documentation within submission guidelines, time management skills, excellent evaluation and treatment planning skills.
* Therapist shall demonstrate exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal form, to facilitate appropriate care within interdisciplinary team, patient and caregivers.
* Person should be open to work in different areas of the occupational therapy department such as outpatient, rehab clinic or Community Living Center if staffing issues arise.
**GRADE DETERMINATIONS:** In addition to meeting the basic requirements, candidates must possess one year of progressively complex experience and a broad scope of experience that demonstrates the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.
**GS-7:** Experience or Education. None beyond the basic requirements.
**GS-9:** Experience or Education. In addition to meeting the basic requirements, candidate must have:
1. At least 1 year of post-graduate progressively responsible experience equivalent to the next lower grade level; or
2. Education equivalent to two full years of progressively higher level graduate education in a field related to the practice of occupational therapy; or
3. Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy or a closely related field accredited by ACOTE.
**Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics (KSAOs):**In addition to meeting the experience or educational requirements for this grade level, the candidate must fully demonstrate the following KSAOs:
KSA 1. Knowledge of occupational therapy practice.
KSA 2. Ability to administer and interpret occupational therapy assessment and evaluation tools.
KSA 3. Ability to interpret evaluation findings to develop and coordinate intervention plans, including goals and methods to achieve stated goals.
KSA 4. Ability to implement the intervention plans directly or in collaboration with others.
KSA 5. Skill to monitor the individual's response to interventions and modify treatment plan and reevaluates as indicated.
KSA 6. Skill and ability to communicate and or collaborate with the patients, family members, caregivers, interdisciplinary professionals or other individuals verbally and in writing.
KSA 7. Knowledge and ability to apply all health and safety regulations to minimize and mitigate risks in the provision of patient care and environmental maintenance.
KSA 8. Knowledge and ability to comply with all applicable regulations governing documentation, medical records, reimbursement and workload statistics in accordance with established professional practice and VHA.
**GS-11:**In addition to meeting the basic requirements, completion of one year of progressively complex experience and a broader scope of experience equivalent to the next lower grade directly related to the position being filled, or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a degree in occupational therapy or a directly related field.
**Demonstrated KSAOs:**In addition to the basic requirements, individuals assigned as GS-11 OTs must demonstrate all of the following KSAOs:
KSA 1. Knowledge of advanced occupational therapy techniques to perform functions associated within the occupational therapy scope of practice.
KSA 2. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
KSA 3. Ability to adapt assessment tools and treatment to the complexity of the diagnosis or disabilities and demonstrate the clinical reasoning necessary to identify the need for further in depth specific assessment of function and utilization of non-standard methods and techniques.
KSA 4. Knowledge of principles and techniques in the occupational therapy assessment and treatment of occupational, cognitive, and psychological functional deficits.
KSA 5. Ability to interact with patients, families, and other health care providers.
KSA 6. Ability to facilitate and instruct in-service and clinical training programs.
KSA 7. Knowledge and ability to apply all health and safety regulations to minimize and mitigate risks in the provision of patient care and environmental maintenance.
**References:**VA Handbook 5005/25, Part II, Appendix G14, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated February 2009, ()
**Physical Requirements:** Moderate Lifting (15-44 lbs); Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs); Straight Pulling (up to 1 hour); Pushing (up to 1hour); Reaching above shoulder; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; both hands required; Walking (up to 7 hours); standing (up to 4 hours); Kneeling (up to 1 hour); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Climbing, legs only (up to 1 hour); (Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted).
### Education
**IMPORTANT:**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: 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: -visitus-forrecog.html.
### Additional information
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
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### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
**IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.**Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
**NOTE:** The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
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## Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
* Resume
VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at:
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
* Resume
**Veterans' Preference:** When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit
#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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## Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
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## How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 05/29/2018 to receive consideration.
1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
**NOTE:** It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
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### Agency contact information
### Anna Smith
##### Phone
4054564382
##### Email
anna.smith15@va.gov
##### Address
Oklahoma City VA Health Care System
921 Northeast 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
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### Next steps
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.
You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.
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## Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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### Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
* An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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* Financial suitability
* Social security number request
* Privacy Act
* Signature and false statements
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/499534000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 05/14/2018 to 05/29/2018
*Salary:* $46,609 to $84,849 per year
*Pay scale & grade:* GS 7 - 11
*Work schedule:* Full-Time
*Appointment type:* Permanent

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