The Sole Occupational Therapist is responsible for the operation of an occupational therapy clinic at the Toledo Community Based Outpatient Clinic, OH, demonstrating the ability to apply advanced OT knowledge and skills to the full range of patient populations. They will apply these advanced clinical skills in the component of: sensory motor, sensory integration, neuromuscular and motor dysfunction, cognitive integration, psychosocial and psychological conditions. Located at the Toledo CBOC. Occupational Therapists at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System/Toledo CBOC are organizationally accountable to the Chief, Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy and Chief, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service. Occupational Therapists are graduates of a baccalaureate degree program in occupational therapy or a post baccalaureate certification program recognized by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) or the Committee on Allied Health, Education, and Accreditation of the American Medical Association. The incumbent will primarily perform patient care and work at the Toledo CBOC in the outpatient occupational therapy area providing professional clinical services, conducting research, carrying out education and training activities, clinical consultation, supervision, and administration. In performing these duties, the OT demonstrates professional knowledge of, and skill in applying, a wide range of theories, principles, and methodologies of the practice of occupational therapist. This position includes the evaluation and treatment of hand conditions, physical disabilities and mental health conditions in the outpatient setting. Occasional assignments at the main hospital in Ann Arbor may also occur, as directed by the Chief, Occupational Therapy Service. This Sole Occupational Therapist is responsible for the operation of an occupational therapy clinic at this CBOC location, demonstrating the ability to apply advanced OT knowledge and skills to the full range of patient populations. They will apply these advanced clinical skills in the components of: Sensory motor, sensory integration, neuromuscular and motor dysfunction, cognitive integration, psychosocial and psychological conditions. The administration of occupational agent modalities is used in conjunction with advanced treatment techniques. Incumbent serves as the sole occupational therapy liaison to an interdisciplinary team in both the CBOC and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System main campus. Functions and Scope Provides Occupational Therapy Services. The incumbent has the ability to independently employ standardized and non-standardized methods and techniques for evaluating and interpreting a wide variety of complex physical and psychosocial functional levels and for providing progressive treatments. Outpatient populations addressed include mental health, general physical disabilities, patients with hand conditions and homeless Veterans. The sole OT the ability to interpret written prescriptions and develop relevant individualized treatment plans accordingly. Identifies Customer Concerns. Applies discernment and sensitivity when performing tasks required resolving issues accurately and timely. Facilitates any necessary follow-up so as to insure satisfactory resolutions. Communicates tactfully and effectively, both orally and in writing in order to meet the program objectives. Demonstrates advanced knowledge of technical health care and processes as they relate to the patients' care. Advanced Administrative Support. Demonstrates advanced knowledge of managing a clinic and in particular, independently utilizes various Occupational Therapy reference sources to ensure patients timely services. Collaborates in the decision making process with management and clinical staff in order to resolve problems within a complex system environment. Documentation. Completes patient care documentation according to accreditation standards. Utilizes computerized programs and databases in order to enter, modify and retrieve sensitive information and various date in to or from electronic medical records, scheduling systems and /or reporting formats. Utilizes such programs and database to make appointments in administrative setting. Maintains patient confidentiality with written and verbal information, per HIPPA requirements this may include preparing various formats to organizational leaders throughout the facility. Clinical Education. Student Supervision- Has a responsibility to the profession and the facility to provide instruction to Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant students assigned to the facility for clinical affiliations, and possesses skills commensurate with that responsibility. Community Responsibility- May serve as a resource person to the community, VISN, and VA nationally in matters relating to Occupational Therapy delivery, research and the needs of the Veteran population. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Schedule may vary as deemed necessary to meet the needs of the Veterans and the Medical Center. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.