Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Kinesiotherapist, GS-635-10-GEC in Hampton, Virginia
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Hampton, VA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
Opened Thursday 10/13/2016 (10 day(s) ago)
** Closes Wednesday 11/2/2016 (10 day(s) away)
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1810026
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?
"As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. 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/".
Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.
For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.
The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.
NOTE: Agency employees MUST apply to announcement #VHA-590-16-DLi-1810047-BU.
* First consideration will be given to permanent VAMC Hampton employees*
This is the full performance level for the KT. As a Kinesiotherapist, you will perform therapeutic duties. The Kinesiotherapist carries out assignment independently with minimal direct supervision. The incumbent is responsible for developing, organizing and administering Kinesiotherapy programs to provide therapeutic treatment in various areas, e.g., general medical and surgical inpatient and outpatient, spinal cord injury, psychiatric, clinics, Adult Day Care Program, seating/wheelchair clinic, and on wards on a rotating basis. Duties may include, but are not limited to: Assembles pre-evaluation data; Interprets medical record; information; Reviews therapy prescriptions; Devises specific activities and routines; Develops therapeutic programs for various types of disabilities; Interprets and administers physician's exercise prescription; Schedules patients for treatment and integrates activities with other treatments; Coordinates overall treatment plans with the patient.
Work Schedule: The tour of duty is 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday thru Friday. There may be some instances where the incumbent would be required to work after 4:30 p.m., or have the flexibility to work outside the normal tour of duty this include weekends and/or holidays.
Functional Statement Title: Kinesiotherapist, GS-0635-10
- Not Required
- Must pass pre-employment examination
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
- Background and-or Security Investigation required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
- ### Qualifications
Basic Requirements: U.S. Citizen. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens.
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.
Physical Requirements. Heavy Lifting (45 pounds and over), moderate carrying (15-44 pounds), walking, standing, crawling, kneeling, repeating bending, both legs required, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, both eyes required, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing aid permitted.
Environmental Factors: Outside and in; excessive heat, working around machinery with moving parts, working around moving objects or vehicles, working closely with others, working alone, protracted or irregular hours of work.
English Language Proficiency: Kinesiotherapists must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Grade Requirements: Creditable experience - Knowledge of Professional Kinesiotherapy practice. To be creditable, the experience must demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics associated with current kinesiotherapy practice as outlined in the current scope and standards of practice for kinesiotherapy. One of the following may have evidenced this:
A. The equivalent of 1 year active practice. Active practice means paid/non-paid employment as a kinesiotherapist as defined by COPS-KT.
B. Academic course work leading to an advanced degree in kinesiotherapy or exercise science.
EDUCATION: A Bachelor's degree in kinesiotherapy, or exercise science with an emphasis in kinesiotherapy, from an accredited college or university. This education must have included or been supplemented by clinical practice in a VA approved training program or its equivalent.
Applicants MUST submit official or unofficial transcripts as proof of education.Applicants Please Note: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. Applicants must submit a copy of their transcript(s) to verify education. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: (Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after appointment)
Applicants must meet any physical, language, license or degree requirements.
Applicants must be citizens of the United States, and be at least 16 years of age as of the closing date.
Applicants tentatively selected for certain designated positions may be subject to a random drug screening for illegal drug use. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
New Appointees will be subject to a background investigation to determine suitability. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service system or are exempt for having to do so under Selective Service law.
Applicants must not be listed on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General Sanctions database.
Applicants selected for positions through this announcement may be subject to a one year probationary period.
Public Law 95-201 requires that persons appointed to direct patient-care positions must possess the required basic proficiency in spoken and written English.
Public Trust - Background Investigation
What To Expect Next
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. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. 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.
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp. 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.
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.
Salary Range: $53,925.00 to $70,103.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0635-10/10
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens and current permanent Federal employees of other Agencies
Control Number: 451524600
Job Announcement Number: VHA-590-17-DLi-1810026-BU