The VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) is a Complexity Level 1a Facility and provides extensive primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary care in outpatient, inpatient, residential, and community settings. VAPORHCS is a multi-site medical system that includes a major medical facility in Portland, Oregon, outpatient and residential facilities in Vancouver, Washington, and 10 Community Based Outpatient Clinics. Duties include, but are not limited to: Uses standard and non-standard methods for evaluating complex caseload to identify problems and baseline levels of function. Develops or modifies evaluation process to positively effect patient care. Develops appropriate treatment plans and goals; performs complex treatment procedures modifying the treatment according to the patient's changing medical condition or because of a variety of severe physical disabilities. Measures, fits, and instructs patients for the use of complex adaptive and assistive devices. Provides leadership and effectively coordinates patient care issues with other health care providers. Performs required documentation in a timely manner. Recognized as a clinical authority and resource for identifying contra-indications and suggesting innovative treatment plans in specialty area. Has attained advanced training/certification and experience in the specialty area. Continually increases knowledge and skills by attending seminars, workshops, lectures, and in-services, especially in specialty field. Conducts in-service programs for the Rehabilitation Service and shares knowledge of new or improved techniques with staff. Acts as clinical supervisor and preceptor for Physical Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistant students. In coordination with the Clinical Educator, provides guidance to other therapist's concerning the duties and responsibility of a clinical instructor. Identifies operational problems for specialty area. Provides recommendations for problem resolution to the Clinical Manager. Works within the PM&RS and assigned team structures to resolve operational problems and provide the highest quality, most efficient patient care possible. In conjunction with Clinical Manager and Business Manager, provides recommendations and management of supplies and equipment for the specialty program serves. As directed by Clinical Manager, develops, maintains, and submits statistics and other required reports in appropriate timeframes. Provides input on the supervision of professional and support staff personnel for effective management of the specialty program served. Performs additional duties as assigned by Clinical Manger, Business Manager or Service Chief. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am to 4pm Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #: Physical Therapist, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized 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.