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7/31/2016
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Fee Basis Recreation Therapist - Yoga Instructor
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Job Description

The Iowa City VA Health Care System is recruiting for a Fee Basis Yoga Instructor.

The following is a brief description of the duties:

  • Performs a full range of Yoga techniques, instructs patients in exercise and home care programs.
  • Combines physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation while performing Yoga.
  • Plans and administers Yoga to patients with multiple, severe, acute physical/neurological/psychological disabilities, adapting protocols to match patient abilities and/or physical limitations.
  • Continuously evaluates the effectiveness of ongoing activities from the standpoint of veteran"s response, resources, unforeseen developments and program developments. May adapt or revise program activities and plans for specific audiences as needed in light of findings.
  • All phases of treatment, teaching, and follow-up are documented thoroughly and in a timely manner.
  • Initiates/participates in patient/family/caregiver teaching when appropriate.
  • Initiates/coordinates available resources within and outside the hospital to facilitate continuity of care.
  • Utilizes equipment appropriately, ensuring safe operation at all times.
  • Responds appropriately to emergency situations; demonstrates compliance with fire, disaster, and infection control policies.
  • Participates in developing departmental protocols, policies, and teaching materials
  • Perform Set-up and pre-cleaning for all reusable medical equipment.
  • Acts as a resource and reliable role model to other staff members and students in areas of Yoga. Provides direct supervision and teaching of students and volunteers as appropriate
  • Conducts educational in-services to interdisciplinary health care providers as needed/requested and when staffing permits. May include development of toolkits, volunteer training programs and VTEL treatment opportunities as indicated
  • Serves as a resource person on task forces for process improvement when appropriate. .

Preferred Certification/Experience:

  • RYT-200 Certification from a Yoga Alliance certified school
  • A minimum of one-year Yoga teaching experience.
  • Trauma sensitive Yoga certification.

BASIC REQUIREMENT: Must have a degree in recreational therapy or in a creative arts therapy field (art therapy, dance therapy, music therapy, or psychodrama); or a major in an appropriate subject-matter field with therapeutic emphasis or concentration. Health Care related fields such as Nursing, Social Work, Physical Therapy, Occupation Healthor Mental Health Counseling may meet this requirement.

Work Schedule: To be determined, 1-2 classes per week.

Position Description Title/PD#: Recreation Therapist, Yoga Instructor

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement

BASIC REQUIREMENT: Must have a degree in recreational therapy or in a creative arts therapy field (art therapy, dance therapy, music therapy, or psychodrama); or a major in an appropriate subject-matter field with therapeutic emphasis or concentration. Health Care related fields such as Nursing, Social Work, Physical Therapy, Occupation Healthor Mental Health may meet this requirement.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to the Basic Requirement above, you must have one year of specialized experience. Specialized experience typically includes, but is not limited to: knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and psychology and developmental processes across the life-span; knowledge of medical terminology and pharmacology and the ability to apply and understand medical information and patient behaviors; compiling and developing individualized assessments for patients; developing recreation therapy treatment interventions to restore, remediate or rehabilitate to improve functioning and independence; documenting relevant clinical data and understanding medical records; advanced knowledge of termination processes and discharge planning; and assisting a patient"s transition to the next level of care or independence.

NOTE: Experience in activities or programs that did not require application of a knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of recreational therapy or one of the creative arts therapy specializations covered by this standard, and that did not involve the use of therapeutic approaches to maintain the physical and/or mental health or to achieve the physical and/or mental rehabilitation of persons, (e.g., Outdoor Recreation Specialist, Commercial Recreation Leader, Vocational Counselor, or other diversionary-type recreation specialist positions) is not qualifying for this series.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Physical Requirements: This position involves walking, standing, sitting, running, bending, lifting, climbing, and participation in athletic events.

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All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:


*Cover Letter
*DD-214
*Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
*OF-306
*Other
*Other Veterans Document
*SF-15
*SF-50
*Transcript

Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans" Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1728319.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.


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To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement

 

BASIC REQUIREMENT: Must have a degree in recreational therapy or in a creative arts therapy field (art therapy, dance therapy, music therapy, or psychodrama); or a major in an appropriate subject-matter field with therapeutic emphasis or concentration. Health Care related fields such as Nursing, Social Work, Physical Therapy, Occupation Health or Mental Health may meet this requirement. 

 

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to the Basic Requirement above, you must have one year of specialized experience.  Specialized experience typically includes, but is not limited to: knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and psychology and developmental processes across the life-span; knowledge of medical terminology and pharmacology and the ability to apply and understand medical information and patient behaviors; compiling and developing individualized assessments for patients; developing recreation therapy treatment interventions to restore, remediate or rehabilitate to improve functioning and independence; documenting relevant clinical data and understanding medical records; advanced knowledge of termination processes and discharge planning; and assisting a patient"s transition to the next level of care or independence.

NOTE: Experience in activities or programs that did not require application of a knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of recreational therapy or one of the creative arts therapy specializations covered by this standard, and that did not involve the use of therapeutic approaches to maintain the physical and/or mental health or to achieve the physical and/or mental rehabilitation of persons, (e.g., Outdoor Recreation Specialist, Commercial Recreation Leader, Vocational Counselor, or other diversionary-type recreation specialist positions) is not qualifying for this series.

 

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social).  Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

About U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

To be eligibile candidates must: 

  • have graduated with a baccalaureate degree from a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 

  • have successfully passed the NCLEX-RN exam and hold an active, unrestricted license by the start of the program, but have no RN experience. 

  • be able to work full time on day shift with preceptors and mentors.

  • sign a statement of commitment. 

  • have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.

  • Send cover letter & resume to Cynthia.Golden2@va.gov.

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