This position is located within the Rehabilitation Section of the Rehabilitation and Extended Care Service Line. Incumbent will serve a primary role in providing Occupational Therapy services as part of the Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) team. Incumbent may also serve the Extended Care and Rehab Service Line to ensure home evaluations for patients not currently enrolled in HBPC. Duties include, but are not limited to: Performing the initial and ongoing assessments of the veteran's functional status, both in person and through telehealth visits. Evaluating the veteran's home for the structural modifications needed to make the home environment safe and accessible, and performing the initial and ongoing assessments of safety in the home environment, both in person and through telehealth visits. Determining the need for home medical equipment (HME). Teaching and monitoring the safe use of HME devices. Reporting equipment problems to the Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service. Teaching body mechanics to the caregiver to minimize risk of injury. Establishing a therapeutic program for the veteran and caregiver to maximize or maintain the veteran's functional status and monitoring the response. Supervising rehabilitation therapy students assigned to the HBPC Program. Collaborating with the HBPC team on patient needs for consultation with other rehabilitation services. Work Schedule: Full-time; Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM or 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Preferred Experience: Prior home health experience Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600245400
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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.