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Clinical Manager/Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service

Company name
United States Department of Veterans Affairs


Baltimore, MD, United States

Employment Type

Healthcare, Manager, Physical Therapy

Posted on
Jan 22,2020

Valid Through
May 06,2020

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This position is assigned to the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service (PM&RS), within the VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS). The Clinical Manager (PT or OT) serves as the clinical site manager, independently providing technical and administrative supervision for the PM&RS program and staff.,educationRequirements:References:

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:,employmentType:FULL_TIME,hiringOrganization:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration,jobLocation:[{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressLocality:Baltimore,addressRegion:MD }}],responsibilities:Coordinates the clinical aspects and direction of service, having many responsibilities delegated that require independent functioning. This position has responsibility for the planning, direction, organizing, coordination, implementation, controlling, and evaluation of the clinical and administrative operations. Makes recommendation, decisions and takes action on such matters as clinical programs, allocation and utilization of space, utilization of personnel for the various sections, priorities for the purchase of new and replacement equipment, evaluations of personnel day to day performances. The incumbent will assist with the selection of non-supervisory employees for each section, and will perform other duties as requested or assigned.

Duty Station: Baltimore, Maryland
Work Schedule: 8:00am-4:30pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Telework: Is not available for this position
Relocation is not authorized for this position

Preferred Experience: At least 3 years experience in both inpatient and outpatient care,qualifications:To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/30/2020.
Basic Requirements:

\tUnited States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

Physical Therapist:

\tEducation and experience. The individual must meet at least one of the requirements below:
\t(1) Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy AND five (5) years of progressively independent experience as a physical therapist.
\t(2) Master's degree in Physical Therapy AND two (2) years of progressively independent experience as a physical therapist.
\t(3) Doctorate degree in physical therapy.
\tLicensure. 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.

Occupation Therapist:

\t(1) 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).
\tCertification/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).
\tState Licensure/Certification/Registration/Trademark (hereafter referred to as state regulatory requirement). 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.

Grade Determinations:
GS- 13 Physical Therapist (Clinical Specialist)
Experience. In addition to meeting the basic requirements, one year of progressively complex experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level and one of the following:
1. Evidence of a minimum of 2,000 hours of clinical practice directly in the specialty area. This time must be between the past two and five years; or
2. Board Certification in the specialty area recognized by the ABPTS; or
3. Completion of a fellowship program; or
4. An additional advanced degree in a related field. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the all following KSAs.
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Advanced knowledge and expert skill in a range of specialized interventions and treatment modalities used in a specialized treatment area of physical therapy.
2. Ability to serve as a consultant and subject matter expert for health care providers regarding the delivery of care within a specialized content area of physical therapy (see paragraph 2i).
3. Ability to teach and mentor medical center staff in a specialized content area of physical therapy.
4. Ability to guide the work of a multi-disciplinary team in a specialized content area of physical therapy.
5. Advanced knowledge and expert skill to perform and interpret specialized procedures and tests in evaluating the treatment outcomes in the assigned specialty content area (see Definitions, paragraph 2. i.).
Assignment. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and variety. Clinical Specialists spend at least 25% or greater of their time working with specialized population(s) within their department. Physical therapists at this level perform assignments in specialty areas such as geriatrics, neurology, cardiopulmonary, orthopedics, spinal cord injury, amputee, wound care, chronic pain, electromyography, women's health or pelvic health, polytrauma, brain injury, lymphedema, vestibular, assistive technology, seating and mobility. The individual is assigned responsibility for serving as the subject matter expert in the content specialty area and as a consultant to physical therapy and other medical center staff in evaluating and treating patients in the specialty area. Clinical Specialists have advanced knowledge and demonstrate expert clinical practice skills in providing assessment and treatment interventions across the continuum of care. He/she utilizes advanced knowledge and expertise to modify treatment plans and to identify therapeutic activity interventions based on the changing needs, goals and performance of patients. Clinical Specialists have advanced training in specialized technology related to their area of practice. He/she establishes and maintains contact with other health care providers involved in patient care via written, telephone, and personal communication on a regular basis. He/she exercises expert professional judgment to establish appropriate discharge planning recommendations to ensure safe discharge from inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation programs. If the medical center has a PT residency program, the clinical specialist may be on faculty for the program.
GS-13 Supervisor of Occupational Therapy Department.
A Supervisory OT is responsible for the supervision, administrative management, and direction of the occupational therapy program in a rehabilitation service or equivalent service-level department which consists of three or more OTs or other multi-discipline staff. The incumbent provides supervision of key clinical and training programs, including the overall technical oversight of the OTs whom they administratively supervise. Supervising OTs or Section Chiefs are responsible for the development and implementation of policies and procedures to address focused clinical needs and the overall services delivered and provided within the section. They demonstrate a great deal of autonomy in performing supervisory responsibilities that include, but are not limited to, assigning work to employees, monitoring workload and clinical volume, reviewing work of employees to assure accuracy and validity of submissions, assuring adequate clinical staffing, imposing disciplinary measures, and monitoring clinical privileges. They are required to provide overall clinical supervision that assures the proper coordination and delivery of care within the section and the facility at large. In addition to completion of 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level, OTs assigned to this position must demonstrate the following KSAOs:
a. Knowledge of contemporary occupational therapy across multiple areas of practice, and the demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge to provide clinical guidance to staff OTs within the department.
b. Knowledge of human resources administration, including such functions as the ability to interview and select qualified applicants, monitor and evaluate performance, and maintain effective labor management relations within scope of responsibility.
c. Ability to effectively supervise, direct, and manage a diverse therapy staff.
d. Skill in interpersonal relationships and conflict resolution.
e. Ability to analyze clinically appropriate data effectively to optimize quality, performance, and productivity within the section.
f. Ability to set priorities, delegate tasks, and solve problems in order to meet multiple deadlines and identify/address organizational problems.

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