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No experience
Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
3/15/2018
Job Category:
Physical Therapy
Physical Therapist
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Job Description

Summary

Candidates at this grade level serve as Staff Physical Therapists in a general staff position progressively expanding their ability to provide assessment and treatment interventions for a wider range of human function systems. The Physical Therapist is responsible for administering and delivering physical therapy services as prescribed or requested by the physician or other approved

referring clinician.

The position is located in the Physical Therapy Section of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service (PM&RS) of the VA New Jersey Health Care System. The Physical Therapist provides evaluation and treatment that promotes the prevention, remediation, and rehabilitation of acute and chronic physical dysfunction based on functional goals formulated during the evaluation process. The duties and responsibilities of this position are carried out throughout the VA New Jersey Health Care System including various clinical, administrative, and patient care areas associated with PM&RS at all campuses as assigned and dictated by workload requirements, and in the community for home evaluations as indicated. The primary duty station will be at the Lyons campus; however, the incumbent may be reassigned to Brick or East Orange when coverage is needed. To comply with all applicable regulations governing documentation, medical records, reimbursement and workload statistics in accordance with established professional practice and VHA.

Duties

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

$72,890

$109,245

Job Details

Application Open Date

3/14/2018

Application Close Date

5/31/2018

Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply

None

Status

None

* More About VA
* This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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

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.

United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.




* Qualifications
* 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.
* English Language Proficiency
* Current, full, active and unrestricted licensure as a physical therapist in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the U.S. or the District of Columbia
* Graduate from a degree program in physical therapy from an approved college or university approved by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). 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. NOTE: Effective, January 1, 2002, CAPTE changed its scope of accrediting activities of PT education programs to include only those programs that culminate in post-baccalaureate degrees.

Education and Experience:

* Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy AND five (5) years of progressively independent experience as a physical therapist. OR
* Master's degree in Physical Therapy AND two (2) years of progressively independent experience as a physical therapist. OR
* Doctorate degree in physical therapy.

Grade Determinations: At the GS-12 level, 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:

References: VA Handbook 5005/24, Part II, Appendix G12, Physical Therapy Qualification Standards, dated February 2018.

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: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over, Heavy carrying, 45 pounds and over, Pushing, Use of fingers, Walking, Standing, Kneeling, Repeated bending, Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, Ability to distinguish basic colors, Ability to distinguish shades of colors, Hearing (aid permitted), Emotional Stability.


* Benefits


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About Department Of Veterans Affairs

Company Description

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the nation’s largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system. We are responsible for providing care to more than 7.9 million Veterans and their family members, from those who served in World War II to those currently returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Meeting the needs of these individuals requires the efforts of nearly 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees working at more than 1,400 sites of care across the nation, all committed to providing our nation’s Veterans with the high-quality health care that they deserve.

Company History

For centuries, the tradition of providing care for the warrior has been a prominent feature of Native American culture. Serving those who served is also at the heart of VA’s mission, which makes Native Americans the ideal candidates for health care positions at VA. For Native American health care professionals at VA, a career caring for our nation’s Veterans is more than a job; it’s an extension of their heritage.

That’s why we are actively seeking Native American doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other allied health practitioners to help us achieve our mission of providing high-quality care to our nation’s Veterans. By incorporating their proud heritage with medicine, Native American health care professionals can make a positive impact not only on the lives of Native American Veterans but all Veterans.

Working Here

A career at VA allows employees to have unmatched control over their lives and career paths while performing a job that’s truly worthwhile. At VA, we take care of our employees as well as we take care of our Veterans. In return for their dedication to providing Veterans with exceptional patient care, they receive competitive salaries, superior benefits, flexible schedules and one of the most comprehensive education support programs in the nation. Our Veterans deserve only the best, and we take great pride in attracting and maintaining a superior workforce capable of providing the exceptional patient care for which we are known.