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Job Title: Supervisory Orthotist-Prosthetist
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Danville, IL
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Computers, Software, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Supervisory Orthotist-Prosthetist

The prosthetist/orthotist at this level serves as the supervisor of a laboratory of a small or medium size with less complex services assessing, planning and evaluating the prosthetic clinical services at the facility level to ensure proper coordination between the delivery of prosthetic and orthotic 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 develop a budget, managing inventory and resources, overseeing contract employees, responsible to review contract vendor quotes for correct pricing and coding, supervising assigned staff, etc. The assignment of duties; development of performance standards and performance evaluations; and recommendations for appointment, awards, advancement and when appropriate, disciplinary action, etc. At this level, the supervisory prosthetist/orthotist serves as a consultant within the medical center for clinical services and with other facility health care staff in evaluating health care delivery to Veterans.

  • Assists in the development of policies and procedures to ensure patient service is provided at the highest level.
  • Identifies innovative ways to make optimal use of limited resources.
  • Serves as the technical expert in the formulation of prescriptions.
  • Timeliness of delivery to Veterans
  • Knowledge, skill and competency in managing patient care by evaluating designing, fabricating and fitting of an orthosis or prosthesis to achieve optimal fit and function.
  • Effective communication with organization and Veterans

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 7:30am - 4:00pm - May be required to work some evenings
Financial Disclosure 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.
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree or higher in orthotics and prosthetics from a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited program OR a bachelor's degree or higher in any major along with a post-graduate orthotics or prosthetics certificate from a CAAHEP accredited program. - graduates of foreign degree programs must have proof of a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (or foreign equivalent, as verified through an independent credential evaluation company), with a specialization in orthotics and prosthetics.
  • 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 orthotist/prosthetist. The board certificates 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. An employee in this occupation who fails to maintain the required certification must be removed from the occupation which may result in termination of employment.
  • Physical Requirements - VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
  • English Language Proficiency - Orthotists, prosthetists, or orthotist/prosthetists must be proficient in spoken and written as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d).

Preferred Experience: 1-2 years orthotic/prosthetic experience within a clinical setting

Grade Determinations:
(a) 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.

(b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSA and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment-specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*):

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.

(c) Assignments. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty) and range of variety and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time.



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

Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting 15-45 lbs, walking, standing, bending, kneeling, pushing, pulling, and reaching above shoulder.

None

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

  • Resume


VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search. Required at time of tentative selection.

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), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • 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.
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree or higher in orthotics and prosthetics from a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited program OR a bachelor's degree or higher in any major along with a post-graduate orthotics or prosthetics certificate from a CAAHEP accredited program. - graduates of foreign degree programs must have proof of a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (or foreign equivalent, as verified through an independent credential evaluation company), with a specialization in orthotics and prosthetics.
  • 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 orthotist/prosthetist. The board certificates 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. An employee in this occupation who fails to maintain the required certification must be removed from the occupation which may result in termination of employment.
  • Physical Requirements - VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
  • English Language Proficiency - Orthotists, prosthetists, or orthotist/prosthetists must be proficient in spoken and written as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d).

Preferred Experience: 1-2 years orthotic/prosthetic experience within a clinical setting

Grade Determinations:
(a) 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.

(b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSA and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment-specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*):

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.

(c) Assignments. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty) and range of variety and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time.



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

Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting 15-45 lbs, walking, standing, bending, kneeling, pushing, pulling, and reaching above shoulder.
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