Physical Therapist - Home Based Primary Care Program
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, Minnesota
Internal Number: 718748900
The Minneapolis VA Health Care System is recruiting for 1 full-time Physical Therapist for the Home Based Primary Care Program, Geriatrics and Extended Care Service Line. 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. Education and experience. The individual must meet at least one of the requirements below: (1) Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy AND five (5) years of progressively independent experience as a physical therapist. (2) Master's degree in Physical Therapy AND two (2) years of progressively independent experience as a physical therapist. (3) Doctorate degree in physical therapy. NOTE: Prior to 1995 the terminal degree for PT's was either a bachelors or master's degree. In 1995 CAPTE accredited all baccalaureate, master's, and Doctor of Physical Therapy terminal degree programs. Effective 2002, CAPTE changed its scope of accrediting activities of PT education programs to include only those programs that culminate in post-baccalaureate degrees(eliminating the baccalaureate degree). Effective 2015, professional physical therapy education programs have only offered the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree to all new students. NOTE: Individuals must be a graduate of a Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) accredited college or university. The CAPTE is the only accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) to accredit entry-level physical therapy programs. Verification of accredited programs may be obtained from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) at www.apta.org. Licensure. Individuals 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. Non-licensed PTs, who otherwise meet the basic requirements in this standard, may be given a temporary appointment as a graduate PT at the GS-11 grade level under the authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405 (a)(1)(D) for a period not-to-exceed two years from the date of employment on the condition that such PT provide care only under the supervision of a PT who is licensed. Failure to obtain licensure during that period is justification for termination of the temporary appointment. English Language Proficiency. Individuals appointed under authority of 38 U.S.C. chapters 73 or 74, to serve in a direct patient-care capacity in VHA must be proficient in written and spoken English. See Chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part. Grade Determinations: GS-11 Physical Therapist (Entry) Education, Experience, and Licensure. None beyond the basic requirements. GS-12 Physical Therapist (Full Performance Level) Education, Experience and Licensure. In addition to the basic requirements, candidates must possess one year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level, hold a valid unrestricted state license and demonstrate all the KSAs below: Demonstrated Knowledge Skills and Abilities: 1. Ability to make autonomous clinical decisions in a Direct Access environment. This includes ability to independently evaluate and treat patients who seek physical therapy services. 2. Skill in performing examinations and evaluations of individuals who have or may develop impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions related to conditions of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and/or integumentary systems while considering the effects attributable to unique psychosocial and environmental factors. 3. Ability to interpret findings from examination and evaluation, select appropriate test and measures, and integrate findings into the physical therapy plan of care for the full range of patient populations. 4. Ability to establish a diagnosis within the scope of physical therapy and identify the appropriate rehabilitation intervention, including referral to another provider for further consultation as clinically indicated. 5. Ability to determine physical therapy prognosis by incorporating examination findings with the patient's preferences in order to set clinically appropriate treatment goals, optimize outcomes and maximize functional independence. 6. Ability to independently provide clinical oversight of Physical Therapy Assistants as well as students on clinical affiliations who are in Doctoral PT Programs or PTA Programs. All qualifying experience you possess must be clearly described in your application package. We will not make assumptions when reviewing applications. Failure to demonstrate your experience in your resume may result in disqualification. It is strongly recommended that you write to each KSA in your application package. References: FEBRUARY 7, 2018 VA HANDBOOK 5005/99 PART II APPENDIX G12 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-11 to GS-12. Physical Requirements: - Reaching above shoulder - Use of fingers - Both hands required - Repeated bending - Near vision correctable @ 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4 - Moderate lifting no > 35 pounds - Climbing, use of arms and legs - Walking - Standing - Kneeling ["VA Careers - Physical Therapy: https://youtube.com/embed/Gi2hoFqIoqY The VA Midwest Health Care Network advocates for a Whole Health System of care in each of the Medical Centers. This is an approach to healthcare that empowers and equips people to take charge of their health and well-being and live their lives to the fullest. As an employee operating in a Whole Health System of care, you will operate in a model with three core elements, seeking to create a personalized health plan for each Veteran. This is done in the context of healing relationships and healing environments and a connection back to the Veteran's community. This aligns with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Mission Statement to Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. The incumbent is an integral part of a large comprehensive Physical Therapy (PT) Service at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System (MVAHCS). This is a Complexity Level 1a facility with a National Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center (PRC), a Spinal Cord Injury and Neurological Disease Center (SCI/D), an Amputation Regional Center (ARC), a Polytrauma Transitional Rehabilitation (PTRP) program and a Polytrauma Network Site (PNS). Duties include, but are not limited to: Clinical 1. Demonstrates ability to interpret and incorporate current research and practice standards to inform evidence-based practice with specific focus in general orthopedic, general medicine, pain neuroscience, and dementia. 2. Demonstrates comprehensive evaluation and treatment for patients aged 20-85+ years old. Stage of life is considered and used to modify evaluation and treatment based the needs of the individual. 3. Assesses for and requests prosthetic/orthotic equipment as needed and can make modifications as necessary. Determining the need for Durable Medical Equipment (DME), teaching and monitoring safe use, and reporting problems/facilitating repairs with the Prosthetics department. 4. Makes recommendations and referral to other medical specialties/services as needs are identified during ongoing assessment of this routine patient population. 5. Maintaining transparent scheduling independently and following the treatment plan and HBPC directive to allow for flexibility to meet the veterans needs. 6. Performing a comprehensive in-home environmental and functional assessment initially and follow-up assessment when clinically indicated or at minimum annually that will include identifying functional deficits, falls risk, cognition, home safety risks, assessing and planning for emergency preparedness, planning and implementing interventions using evidence-based practice guidelines, and monitoring and evaluating a patient's progress. 7. Evaluating the patient's home, on admission and annually and as clinically indicated, to identify the need for structural modification and adaptive equipment to improve the safety and accessibility of the home environment. 8. Establishing a therapeutic program for patients and caregivers to maximize or maintain the patient's functional status and monitoring or response. 9. Teaching body mechanics to the patient and caregiver to minimize risk of injury. 10. Working with caregivers within the Medical Foster Home (MFH) program to complete needed inspections. Education Professional competency is maintained through documented continuing education and training activities. Local and national VA educational expectations including but not limited to the Talent Management System (TMS) are completed in a timely manner. State licensure to practice PT is maintained as a condition of employment. A minimum of 2 competencies is completed annually. Competencies are completed on all new equipment prior to using it with patients. Administrative 1. Accurate and timely documentation that follows department and professional standards of patient services including evaluation, progress, discharge, patient contacts, and patient educations. 2. Timely and accurate selection and application of the correct reimbursement codes and workload entry as supported by documentation. 3. Maintains department and professional knowledge of coding and workload entry. 4. Periodically conducts or participates in quality assurance utilization reviews regarding patient treatment and departmental issues. 5. Aware of and adheres to the facility's rules, policies and procedures, the American Physical Therapy Association Standards of Practice and Standards of Ethics to ensure quality patient care. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, day shift Telework: Available (Ad-hoc) Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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