~INCENTIVES NOT AUTHORIZED~ ~THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION~ The incumbent Physical Therapist is assigned responsibility for serving as the subject matter expert in Pelvic Rehabilitation with emphasis on incontinence, pelvic pain and pelvic dysfunction as provided by a Physical Therapist. This individual provides Pelvic Rehabilitation specialty services within the Rehabilitation Services Section, GREC Service, at the Mann-Grandstaff Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Spokane, WA. The duties of the Physical Therapist include but are not limited to: Position includes services to the outpatient, in-patient and other associated Clinics. Incumbent examines individuals with complex impairments, functional limitations, disabilities or other health conditions; determines a PT diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention. This physical therapist is commonly assigned to the Outpatient (OP) Physical Therapy Clinic. He/she identifies pelvic impairments and functional limitations and improves them by designing, implementing and modifying a physical therapy treatment plan, as well as, consulting with appropriate interdisciplinary team members to provide the most appropriate interventions, or recommendations for further testing. The duties and responsibilities of this position are carried out throughout the VA Hospital and associated clinics including various clinical, administrative and patient care areas associated with Rehabilitation. The incumbent serves as a mentor providing guidance to other facility staff regarding the application of pelvic rehabilitation impairments, assessments and treatment in all patient populations served. The incumbent serves as a mentor providing guidance to other facility staff regarding the application of Pelvic Rehabilitation techniques, assessments and interventions in all patient populations served. This clinical specialist markets and receives direct consults for Pelvic Rehabilitation services from Primary care, Specialty Clinics, GREC as well as associated VA partners. He/she coordinates services of care with local non-VA care clinics. He/she provides consultative services to staff from other VA facilities in the VISN. The incumbent serves as liaison to the Women's Health Program for Physical Therapy specifically and Rehabilitation Section generally. Additional duties include but are not limited to: Assist with guidance and direction of volunteers and students, and the completion of various administrative tasks within the department. The duties and responsibilities of this position are carried out throughout the hospital and associated clinics. Functions or Scope of Assigned Duties: - Primary function is direct patient/client care. Has advanced knowledge of contemporary Physical Therapy across multiple areas of practice gained through completion of rotations within the various PT clinics or outside facility experience, and the demonstrated ability to apply this advanced knowledge to provide clinical guidance to Staff Physical Therapists, residents, and PT interns. - Provides clinically appropriate treatment programs for client evaluation and treatment, within this Veterans Administration Medical Center, with great autonomy. - Performs and interprets tests and measures to assess normal parameters of physiological functions, as well as, pathophysiological, pathomechanical, electrophysiological, ergonomic, and developmental deficits of bodily systems to determine diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention. - Develops, coordinates; and implements highly specialized treatment programs within his/her assigned clinic, based on best practices for patient/client management, to relieve pain, restore or enhance performance, and maximize independence in functional abilities. - Mentors and assists other physical therapy staff in the management of highly complex medically impaired patients/individuals with pelvic impairments via consultation or co treatment. - Demonstrates competence in treating both males and females with pelvic floor dysfunction. A minimum of 50% of this clinician's time is devoted to the practice of this specialty service. - Demonstrates clinical expertise in evaluation, interpretation, and treatment utilizing Biofeedback and specialty stimulation equipment such as Pathway CTS 1500 Continence Evaluation and Training System. Serves as a mentor/trainer to other staff in utilizing these devices. - Demonstrates the ability to interpret and assimilate diagnostic testing from other disciplines related to pelvic dysfunctions including Urology, Gynecology, Neurology and Colorectal Services. Demonstrates skill in educating other staff in the utilization of this specialized information for effective client care. - Plans and implements a comprehensive treatment regimen designed to maximize the function of the client with pelvic dysfunctions, including but not limited to pelvic/related pain, urinary/fecal incontinence, pre and postpartum, and weakness/dysfunction of pelvic floor structures. Work Schedule: 4-10 hr. days 8:00am to 6:30pm Days negotiable 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.