Healthcare, Other, Information Technology, Research & Development, Medical
Lead Occupational Therapist
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. English Language Proficiency Requirement: In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. You must be proficient in written and spoken English in order to meet the basic requirement of this position. May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Grade Determinations for GS-13 (Lead Occupational Therapist): Education, Experience, and Licensure. Completion of one year of experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level and directly related to the position being filled. Demonstrated KSAs. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: Knowledge of contemporary occupational therapy across multiple areas of practice. Ability to apply advanced occupational therapy knowledge to provide clinical guidance and mentorship to OT practitioners. Ability to independently monitor and evaluate clinically appropriate treatment programs. Ability to act as a liaison between OT practitioners and the supervisor by coordinating clinical activities, program development, outcome management, and strategic planning. Ability to assess, prioritize, and address interpersonal or programmatic conflicts at the lowest possible level. Ability to implement, revise and update evidence-based protocols, procedures and approved competencies for occupational therapy services. References: A Handbook 5005/127, Part II, Appendix G14. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-13. Physical Requirements: Per VA Directive and Handbook 5019.