The Supervisory Occupational Therapist (Assistant Service Chief) provides the overall planning, development, evaluating, implementation, direction, and control of the Rehab program areas including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Kinesiotherapy, Recreation Therapy, Speech Therapy, Audiology, Blind Rehab. He/She independently plans, develops, and implements comprehensive, complex treatment programs for veterans to relieve pain, restore/enhance performance, & maximize ability to function. This is a multidiscipline position for an "Assistant Service Chief" assigned to the Physical Medicine & Rehab service department. It may be filled as a Physical Therapist/Speech-Language Pathologist/Audiologist/Occupational Therapist/Recreation Therapist OR Kinesiotherapist. There are 6 announcements available for candidates to apply. Major duties and responsibilities include; Performs appropriate assessments, evaluations, and treatments, involved in the prevention of physical disability, movement dysfunction, and pain resulting from injury, disease, disability, or other health-related conditions. Interpret tests and measurements to assess normal parameters of physiological functions as well as pathophysiological, pathomechanical, electrophysiological, ergonomic, and developmental deficits of bodily systems to determine diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention. Overall planning, development, evaluating, implementation, direction, and control of the Rehabilitation program areas including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Kinesiotherapy, Recreation/Creative Arts Therapy, Speech Therapy, Audiology, & Blind Rehabilitation. Coordinates the administrative and clinical work of the rehabilitation disciplines (Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Kinesiotherapy, Speech and Language Pathology, Audiology, Blind Rehabilitation, and Recreational/Creative Arts Therapy). Develop, write, revise, and carry out all Rehabilitation Service program policies. Interpret and implement existing and new policies and procedures from various levels of the organization, which impact on the operation of rehabilitation services. Consults with the Managers to ensure that policies developed support the mission of the Division and the Health System. Reviews, approves, modifies or rejects changes in functions, structure, position design, staffing levels, and the like proposed by subordinates, and collaborates with higher levels of management in making decisions relating to major changes in work plans or operations. Serves as manager and technical advisor on administrative matters to the supervisors and employees of all subordinate units. Makes decisions on delegation of authority and improvements in coordination of services internally, as well as with other departments. Work Schedule: Various Shifts (To be determined by the Department) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Not authorized.
Internal Number: 599727800
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