Developmental Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Multiple/ Severe Disabilities
You will serve as a Physical Therapist in the Educational Development Intervention Services (EDIS) Department of NAVAL HOSPITAL OKINAWA. You will provide early intervention and related services to developmentally delayed and disabled children and their families by providing physical therapy intervention, diagnostic/evaluation and treatment services to eligible children birth to 21 years of age.
Executes a full range of pediatric physical therapy procedures, diagnostic, and treatment services for the Educational and Intervention Services (EDIS) program.
Serves as a member of an interdisciplinary team to evaluate referred clients for treatment planning and to determine current levels of function.
Serve as a member of an established team consisting of multiple disciplines, collaborating and implementing Individualized Family Service Plans.
Documents evaluations, treatment sessions, quarterly summaries, and closing summaries in the Special Needs Program Information Management System.
Provides intervention, consultation, monitoring, and co-teaching models of services to children with identified physical therapy needs as indicated by evaluation and IFSP or IEP.
Attends case study committee meetings and other meetings impacting the child's care, to include EDIS staff meetings, family conferences, quality improvement meetings, special needs resource team meetings as requested.
Occasional travel - You will expected to travel to schools, homes, and community settings.
Conditions Of Employment
Must be a US Citizen.
Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
This is an overseas position. You will be subject to and must be able to satisfy the overseas requirements of the 26Jul12 DODI 1400.25 V1230: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/140025v1230.pdf
Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.
You will be required to meet any applicable credentialing or privileging requirements prior to appointment.
You will be required to obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver?s license.
THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT. Section 1599c, title 10, United States Code provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate certain healthcare positions as shortage positions and recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to these positions.
APPLY NOW! This job opportunity announcement has a first cut-off date of 9/24/2018. Applications received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date of 9/24/2018 will receive first consideration for this vacancy. Candidates who apply after may be referred on a periodic basis depending on staffing needs.
Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:
Must have successfully completed a graduate or higher level degree that included a physical therapy curriculum approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or a professional accrediting organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time your degree was obtained. AND
Completed the clinical requirements prescribed by the school. AND
Possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physical Therapist from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. AND
Passed the National Physical Therapy Examination administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT).
You are currently a Physical Therapist employed in the federal government as of September 2017 who has a degree that included a physical therapy curriculum approved by a recognized professional accrediting organization at the time the curriculum was completed. AND
Have completed the clinical requirements prescribed by the school. AND
Passed a State-administered national examination.
In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector, or have successfully completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent degree which demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: providing physical therapy evaluation and intervention services to children who have been identified as potentially needing rehabilitation services related to developmental delays and/or special educational needs, to include the performance of independent diagnostic assessment and evaluation of cases; assessment and treatment of patient conditions; and selecting, administering and interpreting diagnostic tests.
COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be combined to meet the total qualification requirements.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: This position has a selective placement factor that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates. Failure to document the selective placement factor in your resume or application documents will result in an ineligible rating. The selective placement factor is: possession of experience as a licensed Physical Therapist providing physical therapy evaluation and treatment services to developmentally delayed infants and children, birth to 21 years of age.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, 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.
For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Priority consideration will be given to military spouse preference and family member preference eligible residing in the commute area of the duty location for this position. Commute area is defined as the geographic area surrounding the duty location in which people can reasonably be expected to travel back and forth daily.
Military Spouses and Family Members may apply 30 days before their anticipated arrival date. However, they will not receive preference until arrival at the foreign location. Additional documentation may be required prior to granting preference.
Military spouses and family members who are appointed may not extend longer than 2 months following the transfer of the sponsor from the commuting area of the foreign duty station; 2 months beyond the separation of the appointee's sponsor; or any time beyond the time employee ceases to be a family member.
When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation.
If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may be found ineligible/not qualified.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Please visit http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Benefits/Pages/Default.aspx to learn more.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply:
In order to receive consideration for this position you must apply by visiting the following link https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/510083200 and following the instructions under the How To Apply section. We are not able to accept your application from jobboard.specialedcareers.org site.
Internal Number: DE-10300583-18-JP
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