The Physical Therapist is responsible to administer, coordinate and plan treatment programs in Physical Therapy for the Illiana Health Care VA Medical Center in Danville Illinois and Community Bases Outpatient Clinics. The Physical Therapist at the full performance level of the GS-12. Duties include: Establish therapeutic agendas based on the patient's age, identified deficits, and expressed goals. Performs appropriate assessments, evaluations, and treatments, involved in the prevention of physical disability, movement dysfunction, and pain resulting from injury, disease, disability, or other health-related conditions. Solve complex problems as related to physical therapy, adapting and modifying treatment plans, activities, and procedures to meet the needs of the patient with complex disabilities, including assisting with discharge planning and ensuring follow-up care. Provide the medical team pertinent information relative to the patient's progress and predicted outcomes. Performs tests and measurements of muscles, nerves, range of motion, posture, strength, ambulation, extremity girth, wound size, and circulatory and respiratory status using various mechanical and electrical means. Function as a resource during evaluation, treatment and family conferences, providing insights relative to the patient's functional level and recommendations for disposition. Assess the patient's educational needs, abilities, and barriers to learning. From this information, the incumbent provides patients with educational material on topics related to therapeutic exercises, functional retraining, home safety, mobility skills, and maximizing functional level. Evaluates patient's needs for assistive devices, and adaptive appliances, recommend adjustments for prosthetic/orthotic devices and make minor adjustments to obtain maximal functional benefits. Use outcome measures to document patient's progress towards established goals, modify interventions and plan of care, and for discharge planning. Engage in outcomes data collection and analysis, peer review, and patient satisfaction surveys. Plans with patient and family/significant others a treatment regimen that includes instruction to patient/family in home program dealing with exercise, transfers, ambulation, skin care, and safety precautions. Documents evaluation, goals, patient/family education, progress, change in treatment or patient condition in medical records accurately. Work Schedule: Tuesday-Friday 6:30am - 5pm or Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm Financial Discloser 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.