This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The incumbent Physical Therapist is assigned responsibility for serving as the subject matter expert in Pelvic Rehabilitation with emphasis on incontinence, pelvic pain and pelvic dysfunction as provided by a Physical Therapist. This individual provides Pelvic Rehabilitation specialty services within Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service's (PM&RS) Department of Physical Therapy. Some duties include but are not limited to: Incumbent examines individuals with complex impairments, functional limitations, disabilities or other health conditions; determines a PT diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention. This physical therapist is commonly assigned to the Outpatient (OP) Physical Therapy Clinic. He/she identifies pelvic impairments and functional limitations and improves them by designing, implementing and modifying a physical therapy treatment plan, as well as, consulting with appropriate interdisciplinary team members to provide the most appropriate interventions, or recommendations for further testing. He/she acts as a consultant to other Physical Therapists and other hospital staff in evaluating and treating patients based on advanced knowledge and experience in this area. This Clinical Specialist Physical Therapist demonstrates the possession of advanced practice skills and judgment across many areas of Physical Therapy (PT). Incumbent is required to apply advanced evaluation methodologies and treatment theories in the provision of care to a vast array of functional impairments and patients. The duties and responsibilities of this position are carried out throughout the VA Hospital and associated clinics including various clinical, administrative and patient care areas associated with PM&RS. The incumbent serves as a mentor providing guidance to other facility staff regarding the application of pelvic rehabilitation impairments, assessments and treatment in all patient populations served. This clinical specialist markets and receives direct consults for Pelvic Rehabilitation services from Primary care, Specialty Clinics, PM&RS as well as associated VA partners. He/she coordinates services of care with local non-VA care clinics. He/she provides consultative services to staff from other VA facilities in the VISN. The incumbent serves as liaison to the Women's Health Program for Physical Therapy specifically and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service generally. Additional duties include but are not limited to: Assist with guidance and direction of volunteers and work-study students, and the completion of various administrative tasks within the department. The duties and responsibilities of this position are carried out throughout the hospital and associated clinics. Primary function is direct patient/client care. Has advanced knowledge of contemporary Physical Therapy across multiple areas of practice gained through completion of rotations within the various PT clinics or outside facility experience, and the demonstrated ability to apply this advanced knowledge to provide clinical guidance to Staff Physical Therapists, residents, and PT interns. Provides clinically appropriate treatment programs for client evaluation and treatment, within this Veterans Administration Medical Center, with great autonomy. Ability to guide the work of a multi-disciplinary team in a specialized content area of physical therapy. Performs and interprets tests and measures 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. Develops, coordinates, and implements highly specialized treatment programs within his/her assigned clinic, based on best practices for patient/client management, to relieve pain, restore or enhance performance, and maximize independence in functional abilities. Mentors and assists other physical therapy staff in the management of highly complex medically impaired patients/individuals with pelvic impairments via consultation or co-treatment. Demonstrates competence in treating both males and females with pelvic floor dysfunction. A minimum of 50% of this clinician's time is devoted to the practice of this specialty service. Demonstrates clinical expertise in evaluation, interpretation, and treatment utilizing Biofeedback and specialty stimulation equipment such as Pathway CTS 2000 Continence Evaluation and Training System. Serves as a mentor/trainer to other staff in utilizing these devices. Work Schedule: M-F 8:00am-4:30pm Telework: Not Available Position Title/Functional Statement #:Physical Therapist (Clinical Specialist)/PD23737O Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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