Occupational Therapist - DE

Indian Health Service, Department of Health And Human Services

Chinle, AZ - Jun 19, 2022 via USAJobs


Position is located at the Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility (CCHCF), Physical Rehabilitation Services' Occupational Therapy Program, Chinle, AZ with a full range of outpatient services that serve a population of approx.

37,000 Native Americans within service unit area.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide direct occupational therapy evaluation and treatment, and the majority of the OT caseload is outpatient, adult orthopedic and physical disability.

To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.nExperience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social).

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience.

You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.nBASIC REQUIREMENT(S): Individual Occupational RequirementsnNote: Employees currently assigned to positions in this occupational series as of September 2017 will be considered to have met the basic requirements for the position occupied.nEducation: A graduate or higher level degree that included:nAn occupational therapy curriculum approved by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (external link) (ACOTE) or a professional accrediting organization recognized by the U.S.

Department of Education (external link) at the time the degree was obtained; andnCompletion of the clinical requirements prescribed by the school.nNote: Applicants who have completed an approved graduate level curriculum and who subsequently completed additional graduate training in a specialized field of clinical practice designed to assure professional competence to practice in the specialty meet the requirements for GS-11.

Additional information concerning specialty practice areas is available at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) (external link) website.nCertification: For all grade levels, applicants must have passed the national examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (external link) (NBCOT).

Must submit copy of CertificationnIn addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below-nMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks:nGS-11: Program planning, monitoring, and adhering to established Occupational Therapy Performance, Provide Occupational Therapy consultation, evaluation and treatment for inpatient and outpatient clinics.

Customize treatment programs to improve one's ability to perform daily activities, job site evaluations, recommendations, performance skills assessment, etc.

Promote prevention on injury and/or disease.nGS-12: Demonstrate occupational therapy screening, evaluation, and reevaluation processed providing verbal or written reports of observations and patient capabilities, examination and treatment of patients, using appropriate tools/tests to asses patient dysfunction and develop, implement, and communicate the occupational therapy intervention plan based on the evaluation, patient goals; current best evidence and clinical reasoning.

New graduates of Occupational Therapy programs qualify for GS-11 based successful completion of their formal clinical internships/rotations.nGS-11: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.


degree or Ph.D.

or equivalent doctoral degree.nGS-12: 1 year equivalent to at least next lower grade level.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.


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