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Lead Physical Therapist

Company: Veterans Health Administration
Location: East Orange
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Basic Requirements:
Citizenship: United States Citizenship
Education and experience: The individual must meet at least one of the requirements below: - Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy AND five (5) years of progressively independent experience as a physical therapist.
* Master's degree in Physical Therapy AND two (2) years of progressively independent experience as a physical therapist.
* Doctorate degree in physical therapy.
Licensure: Individuals hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice physical therapy in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
Physical Requirements: Work is sedentary but also demands standing, walking, bending, twisting, and carrying light items. Work Environment: Work is performed in an office/clinic setting with minimal risks that requires normal safety precautions; the area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated. However, the work environment requires someone with the ability to handle several tasks at once in sometimes stressful situations.
English Language Proficiency: Individuals appointed under authority of 38 U.S.C. chapters 73 or 74, to serve in a direct patient-care capacity in VHA must be proficient in written and spoken English. Grade Determinations:
In addition to the basic requirements for appointment the following criteria must be used when determining the appropriate grade assignment of candidates. GS-12 Physical Therapist (Lead) Experience. In addition to meeting the basic requirements, one year of progressively complex experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate all the following KSAs. 1. Ability to coordinate workflow and clinical activities as well as monitor data reports within physical therapy section to ensure optimal patient care.
2. Ability to articulate and communicate to the clinical team the assignment, project, problem to be solved, actionable events, and objectives, as well as to advise on work methods, practices and procedures.
3. Ability to provide new staff orientation, staff development, and training.
4. Demonstrates advanced skill to serve as mentor and coach of the clinical team.
5. Ability to manage staffing requirements and priorities, and coordinate work in order to complete duties in an accurate and timely manner. This includes the ability to follow-up on pending issues and demonstrating an understanding of the impact of incomplete work. Assignment. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and variety, and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. The Lead PT reports directly to a Supervisory PT. He/she monitors and makes work assignments, provides input on performance, resolves daily workplace issues and maintains efficient workflow. PTs at this level have experience that demonstrates the possession of advanced practice skills and judgment across many areas of physical therapy for both inpatient and outpatient clinics. Lead PTs are responsible for providing clinical practice guidance for other staff PTs and assist with problem solving. He/she assists PTs in determining treatment options for complex patients with multiple conditions. Lead PTs are responsible for ensuring work is completed by distributing and balancing workload among employees in accordance with established work flow or job specialization; assuring timely accomplishment of the assigned workload; and assessing the status, quality and progress of work, and making day-to-day adjustments in accordance with established priorities. Lead PTs obtain assistance from supervisors or managers on problems that arise. Lead PTs are generally found in higher complexity facilities, or in facilities of lesser complexity levels where large physical therapy departments are found. Individuals may perform ancillary assignments, including program management duties on an occasional basis, where the complexity and amount of work is not substantial. Definition of one year of progressively complex experience equivalent to the GS-11 is defined as but not limited to: progressively complex work experience providing assessment and treatment intervention. Progressively complex work experience in planning and modifying treatment based on a patient's response to intervention and/or change in medical condition. References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/99 PART II APPENDIX G12 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12.

Keywords: Veterans Health Administration, East Orange , Lead Physical Therapist, Healthcare , East Orange, New Jersey

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