This position serves as the Program Coordinator for the MVAHCS Tertiary Level Comprehensive Pain Center (CPC) within the Minneapolis VA Health Care System (MVAHCS). This position is .5 administrative and .5 clinical. Provides leadership on administrative matters, communication and coordination across programs and services. Serves as liaison between rehab therapies and CPC leadership. Demonstrates advanced knowledge of evidence-based practices in persistent pain conditions. Duties of this position are, but not limited to: 1) Maintains strong relationships and collaborates with multiple professionals from a variety of disciplines for optimal clinical care and programming. 2) Assists with developing local policy and procedures for new or emerging practice and technologies and implements these to meet program goals and accreditation requirements. 3) Monitors outcomes, implements strategies for program improvement particularly in the assigned specialty content area and provides detailed reports of program activities and performance. 4) Collaborates with and assists the Comprehensive Pain Center Medical Director in communicating with high level leadership and pertinent program offices as necessary. 2) Ability to make autonomous clinical decisions in a Direct Access environment. This includes the ability to independently evaluate and treat patients who seek physical therapy services. 2) Performs complex physical therapy evaluation and treatment for male and female patients aged 18-85+ years old. Stage of life is considered and used to modify evaluation and treatment based on the needs of the individual. Assessment of the patient's learning needs is performed and patient education is tailored to meet those needs involving the patient, family and significant others in the process as appropriate. 4) Plans and implements a comprehensive treatment regimen designed to maximize functional potential of the patient, using a myriad of treatment modalities and procedures. 5) Demonstrates independent problem-solving skills and makes innovative adaptations to meet the complex needs and highly varying needs of the patient population. 6) Assists in the care of patients other than those of the specialized area as caseload permits, or as the needs of the department dictate. Work Schedule: Administrative Days Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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