Completes systematic internal reviews on specifically identified Orthotic Laboratory areas, implementing approved recommendations for which resources are or can be made available. Ensures that preparation and submission or Orthotic Laboratory statistical data is made accordingly to established guidelines. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/24/2023. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-10. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-10 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: . OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have . OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond . You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Experience 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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/. ["Orthotist/Prosthetist will have 11 daily encounters or more. This will include but is not limited to fitting/dispensing of orthotic soft goods (i.e. wraparound knee braces, wrist braces, unloader surgical shoes, etc.), custom orthotics, fitting/ adjusting/dispensing of unloader knee braces, fitting/dispensing diabetic shoes, among other Prosthetics items that require measurements, casting, adjustment and/or education for the particular item. This will include walk-in clinic patients and appointments. The practitioner needs to document these encounters and will include but not limited to patient measurements, documenting stock issues initial and replacements, progress notes and/or any other relevant information to assure appropriate patient care. The number of encounters will be reviewed quarterly. Provides assistance to physicians and residents with the appropriate prescription, use, care, and replacement of orthotic/prosthetic appliances required in effecting the disabled Veteran's recovery, treatment, and rehabilitation. Serves as the technical expert to prescribing physicians and other clinical staff, and will frequently explain orthotic/prosthetic principals and techniques to clinicians as part of the mission of teaching facilities. Demonstrates VA Core Values of Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence (\"I Care\"): The employee will make I CARE relevant, meaningful and actionable when servicing to Veterans. Fully successful: No more than two(2) failures during the rating period when valid complaint/concerns expressed by customer is reported; no more than one(1) failure Exceptional, zero(0) failures Outstanding. Collects and evaluates realistic Performance Improvement data on prosthetic/orthotic programs. Work Schedule: Full Time 8:00AM - 4:30PM Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Orthotist-Prosthetist/PD000000 Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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