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Kinesiotherapist

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Tuscaloosa
Posted on: June 9, 2021

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Summary

The incumbent is responsible for developing, organizing, and administering kinesiotherapy programs to provide therapeutic treatment in various areas, ex: general medical and surgical, spinal cord injury, psychiatric, Adult Day Care Programs, seating/wheelchair clinic on a rotating basis.

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Responsibilities

Duties include are but not limited to:

  • Assembles, pre-evaluation data, interprets medical record information, reviews therapy prescription, and conducts physical evaluation of patients in order to develop and implement a treatment plan.
  • Devises specific activities and routines to maintain or improve general state of health, physical fitness or conditioning where it is absent or to restore it where it has ben lost due to disease or disability.
  • Develops therapeutic programs for various types of disabilities, which include orthopedic conditions, amputation, muscle weakness, chronic cardiovascular and pulmonary disease, psychiatric diagnoses, dementia, and patients with multiple diagnoses.
  • Reports to physicians patient reactions to treatment which have medical significance and diagnostic value.
  • Establishes meaningful therapeutic goals and independently designs a treatment plan to meet the goals established in the most efficient manner
  • Coodinates the overall treatment plan with the patient, his/her family and caregiver to proved a program which focuses on treatment goals.
  • Frequently selects, adapts and adjusts kinesiotherapy intervention in accordance with rehabilitation goals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: 8:00 am- 4:30 pm, Days of work and tour may vary

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

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0635 Kinesiotherapy

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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
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/18/2021.

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.
  • 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).
  • A bachelor's degree or higher from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program, with a concentration/emphasis in kinesiotherapy

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A bachelor's degree or higher with a concentration/emphasis in kinesiotherapy or exercise science related field and registered as a kinesiotherapist in good standing with the COPSKT

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A master's degree or higher with a degree in exercise science, kinesiology, human performance or a related field, which has been approved by COPSKT and a certificate verifying completion of a Center of Excellence (COE) Kinesiotherapy clinical training program. The completion of the certificate ensures that COPSKT has approved the degree program as part of the application process for the COE internship.

Please go to the below link to get more information about Kinesiotherapy Programs that are accredited.

https://www.caahep.org/Students/Find-a-Program.aspx

Grade Determinations:

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:

Specialized Experience for GS-07: None beyond the basic requirements described above.

Specialized Experience for GS-09: One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-7)or education equivalent to two full years of progressively higher level graduate education or a master's degree from a university or college in the field of kinesiotherapy or an exercise science related field.

Specialized Experience for GS-11: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-09, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Responsible for examination, evaluation, treatment intervention, and prevention of musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities in most patients.

References: VA Handbook 5005 Part II, Appendix G21

Physical Requirements: In many assignments, the work involves regular and recurring physical exertion, such as prolonged walking or standing, bending, moderately heavy lifting or moving of equipment, pushing wheelchairs, positioning severely disabled patients, transferring from bed to wheelchair and assisting patients in ambulation. The work requires specific common physical characteristics and abilities, such as above average agility and dexterity.

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: 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.

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Tuscaloosa , Kinesiotherapist, Other , Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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