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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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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Coodinates the overall treatment plan with the patient, his/her
family and caregiver to proved a program which focuses on treatment
- 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
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
- 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
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all
requirements by the closing date of this announcement,
- 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
- 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
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
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.
You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as
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
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
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application
if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on
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.
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