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Job Title: Supervisory Orthotist/Prosthetist
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Tulsa, OK
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Computers, Software, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Supervisory Orthotist/Prosthetist
Recruitment/Relocation incentive is authorized for eligible candidate.

The Orthotist/Prosthetist at this level serves as supervisor of an orthotics/prosthetics laboratory assessing, planning, and evaluating the orthotic/prosthetic program at the facility level to ensure proper coordination between the delivery of orthotic/prosthetic services and the overall delivery of health care. Responsibilities include assuring the accreditation of the laboratory, regulatory compliance, and a variety of administrative duties such as developing a budget, managing inventory and resources, overseeing contract employees, supervising assigned staff, etc. The assignment includes performance of the full range of supervisory duties. At this level, the Orthotist/Prosthetist serves as a consultant within orthotic and prosthetic treatment service and with other facility health care staff in evaluating health care delivery to patients. The work of the Supervisory Orthotist/Prosthetist requires a specialized knowledge of the medical and psychological problems directly related to the use of prosthetic devices; and a specialized knowledge and understanding of the fabrication and satisfactory fitting of prosthetic devices. Some of the duties to accomplish this task include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Planning, developing, and directing an Orthotic-Prosthetic Laboratory and related clinical activities at the national, VISN, or local level.
  • Serving as an advisor to Physicians, Therapists, and other medical professionals with regard to indications and contraindications of prosthetics and orthotic components, and prescription criteria.
  • Authorizing the purchase, fabrication, or repair of prosthetic devices.
  • Maintaining continuous liaison with manufacturers and dealer of prosthetic supplies, inspecting their facilities and services and participating in the award of prosthetics appliance contracts.
  • Participating in investigating/research project studies by selecting patients as pilot wearers of newly developed prosthetic items, evaluating the usefulness of such item and compiling of data.
  • Giving technical and administrative advice and assistance on prosthetic problems to other facilities.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Financial Discloser Report: Not requiredBasic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Board Certification: Candidates must be board certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) or the Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification (BOC) as an Orthotist, Prosthetist, or or Orthotist/Prosthetist. The board certificate must be current and the applicant must abide by the certifying body's requirements for continuing education. Certification as a technician, pedorthist, assistant or fitter does not meet this requirement.
  • English Language Proficiency: Orthotists, Prosthetists, or Orthotist/Prosthetists must be proficient in spoken and written as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d).
  • Education:
  1. A bachelor's degree or higher in orthotics and prosthetics from a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited program. OR
  2. A bachelor's degree or higher in any major along with a post-graduate orthotics or prosthetics certificate from a CAAHEP accredited program.

Grade Determinations:
  • Experience: Completion of 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level as an orthotist/prosthetist functioning as a full member of the clinical team which includes significant involvement in treatment plan development for the most complex types of conditions.
  • Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSA's:
  1. Knowledge of regulatory requirements established by the ABC, BOC, the National Committee for Orthotic/Prosthetic Education (NCOPE), the International Association of Orthotists and Prosthetists (IAOP), the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP), Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), etc.
  2. Knowledge of administrative functions including budget development and management, inventory management, space and workload planning, as well as knowledge of the National Prosthetic Patient Database (NPPD), knowledge of the Prosthetic National Software (PNS) package, Decision Support System (DSS), and knowledge of accreditation requirements for orthotic and prosthetic laboratories and certification requirements for individuals.
  3. Ability to analyze data and provide reports using CPRS, Vista, DSS, HCPCS codes and other patient database information.
  4. Ability to provide training to orthotists/prosthetists in new technologies and innovations in devices.
  5. Ability to manage and supervise employees.

References: VA Handbook 5005/91, Part II, Appendix G32

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-12.

Physical Requirements: Light lifting (under 15 lbs); Light carrying (under 15 lbs); Reaching above shoulder; Walking (1-2 hours); Standing (1-2 hours); Kneeling (1-2 hours); Repeated bending (1-2 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jeager 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; hearing aid permitted.

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


VA Form 10-2850C can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), etc.

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • Other
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements
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.
  • Board Certification: Candidates must be board certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) or the Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification (BOC) as an Orthotist, Prosthetist, or or Orthotist/Prosthetist. The board certificate must be current and the applicant must abide by the certifying body's requirements for continuing education. Certification as a technician, pedorthist, assistant or fitter does not meet this requirement.
  • English Language Proficiency: Orthotists, Prosthetists, or Orthotist/Prosthetists must be proficient in spoken and written as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d).
  • Education:
  1. A bachelor's degree or higher in orthotics and prosthetics from a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited program. OR
  2. A bachelor's degree or higher in any major along with a post-graduate orthotics or prosthetics certificate from a CAAHEP accredited program.

Grade Determinations:
  • Experience: Completion of 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level as an orthotist/prosthetist functioning as a full member of the clinical team which includes significant involvement in treatment plan development for the most complex types of conditions.
  • Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSA's:
  1. Knowledge of regulatory requirements established by the ABC, BOC, the National Committee for Orthotic/Prosthetic Education (NCOPE), the International Association of Orthotists and Prosthetists (IAOP), the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP), Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), etc.
  2. Knowledge of administrative functions including budget development and management, inventory management, space and workload planning, as well as knowledge of the National Prosthetic Patient Database (NPPD), knowledge of the Prosthetic National Software (PNS) package, Decision Support System (DSS), and knowledge of accreditation requirements for orthotic and prosthetic laboratories and certification requirements for individuals.
  3. Ability to analyze data and provide reports using CPRS, Vista, DSS, HCPCS codes and other patient database information.
  4. Ability to provide training to orthotists/prosthetists in new technologies and innovations in devices.
  5. Ability to manage and supervise employees.

References: VA Handbook 5005/91, Part II, Appendix G32

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-12.

Physical Requirements: Light lifting (under 15 lbs); Light carrying (under 15 lbs); Reaching above shoulder; Walking (1-2 hours); Standing (1-2 hours); Kneeling (1-2 hours); Repeated bending (1-2 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jeager 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; hearing aid permitted.
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