This position functions as an Orthotic Fitter in the Orthotics & Prosthetics Services section of Prosthetics Service, at the Kansas City VA Medical Center's Lenexa Clinic. The KCVA & O&P lab is designated as a Polytrauma Support Team site for VISN15 VA Heartland Network. Duties include but are not limited to: Fits and dispenses non-custom orthotic soft goods. Assists with the repair, engineering, fitting and dispensing of orthotic appliances. Interprets consults as submitted by VA clinicians, ensures the legal requirements governing eligibility and entitlement to prosthetic and orthotic devices are met. Contacts provider with any questions regarding requested item. Performs patient screenings relative to the prosthetics program. Provides appropriate non-custom orthotic appliance and instructs patients on correct use and care. The incumbent will document all clinical information in the electronic medical record (CPRS). Applies prefabricated orthopedic devices such as but not limited to, lumbo-sacral supports, abdominal binders, cervical collars, wrist splints, arm slings, knee braces, knee sleeves, compression hose, ankle supports, trusses, non-custom in- depth shoes, over-the-counter foot orthotics with limited supervision. Has an understanding of the overall internal and external provision of care processes. Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.Work Schedule: M - F 8:00 am - 4:30 pmPosition Description/PD#:
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.