To provide Occupational Therapy (OT) services to the Veteran population enrolled at the Spokane Veterans Medical Center (VAMC) or through the Coeur d'Alene Idaho Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) served through Spokane. These services may include any one, or combination of, the following: providing professional clinical services, conducting research, carrying out education and training activities, clinical consultation, supervision, and administration. Duties: Staff OT's at this level practice independently and are responsible for performing occupational therapy assessment and treatment interventions. Staff OTs demonstrate a full professional understanding of the theories of treatment in occupational therapy and their proper application through the use of activity analysis, behavioral intervention, frame of references, and therapeutic procedures. Individuals may perform ancillary assignments, including program management duties on an occasional basis. The staff OT is able to: Provide and document evaluation, goals, treatment plan, treatments, and appropriate modification of treatment for each patient. Demonstrate critical analysis of occupational therapy principles and techniques consistent with current clinical standards based on OT theory and evidence based practice. Knowledge is inclusive of physical, occupational, cognitive, and psychosocial functional deficits. Collaborate and communicate orally and in writing with all internal and external stakeholders. Demonstrate critical analysis, clinical reasoning, and creativity to independently solve complex problems related to adapting and modifying assessments, treatment plans, activities and procedures to meet the needs of patients. Procure, fabricate, adjust, adapt, and modify orthoses, splints and adaptive equipment for activities of daily living. Demonstrative necessary knowledge of required fundamentals to perform duties satisfactorily. Analyze situations, make good decisions, recognize priorities and report pertinent information to supervisors. Consider cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation needs of the patient and correctly provides appropriate care for the patient's age group. Manage a reasonably assigned patient work load and complete required documentation in a timely manner. Respond to sudden increase in work with reasonable prioritization and minimal loss of productivity. Communicate concise, appropriate, and necessary patient information to health team members sharing care responsibilities. Assignment. [OTs at this level practice independently and are responsible for comprehensive assessment of functional and occupational roles using standardized and non-standardized evaluation tools. OTs select and provide direct occupational therapy interventions and procedures with varying degrees of complexity to enhance safety, wellness, and performance in ADL, instrumental IADL, education, work, play, leisure, and social participation. OTs demonstrate a full professional understanding of the theories of treatment in occupational therapy and their proper application through the use of activity analysis, behavioral intervention, frame of references, and therapeutic procedures. They are assigned to all program areas within VHA and provide professional, independent occupational therapy services. OTs at this level may be given assignments in any area where advanced specialized knowledge is not required on a recurring basis due to the patient population served and complexity of the facility and/or treatment area. Individuals may perform ancillary assignments, including program management duties on an occasional basis, where the complexity and amount of work is not substantial (less than 25% of the duty time).] Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. two days per week at Coeur d'Alene Idaho CBOC and three days per week at the Spokane Main Campus. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.