The James J. Peters VAMC is currently recruiting for one Prosthetist-Orthotist Regional Clinical Director. The incumbent provides leadership for regional O&P Services and works under the supervision of the Regional Amputation Center Medical Director. Collaboration with the VISN Prosthetic Representative (VPR) in the VISN where the Regional Amputation Center (RAC) resides, as well as those in VISNs 1 and 4 will often be required. The Prosthetist-Orthotist Regional Clinical Director, provides leadership for regional O&P Services and works under the supervision of the Regional Amputation Center Medical Director. Collaboration with the VISN Prosthetic Representative (VPR) in t VISN where the Regional Amputation Center (RAC) resides, as well as those in VISNs 1 and 4 will often be required. The P&O Regional Clinical Director is responsible for planning, development, and implementation of a region-wide delivery system for prosthetic and orthotic appliances and related services in coordination with the Medical Director of the RAC, the Amputation Rehabilitation Coordinator of the RAC, the National VA Upper Extremity Center of Expertise team, and prosthetic and orthotic providers in the region. The assignment involves clinical care and program development in the areas of business operations, regulatory issues, education, and research. The incumbent will act as a subject matter expert to Regional and National Workgroups within ASoC and other services such as the Orthotic and Prosthetic & Pedorthic Clinical Services (OPPCS). ABC or BOC must certify incumbent at the practitioner level in both prosthetics and orthotics. Clinical Care Acts as a Regional and National resource/consultant with significant multidisciplinary involvement in the care of Veterans with amputations. Provides expert level direct clinical skills in the evaluation, prescription formulation, fitting, alignment, and delivery of orthotic and prosthetic devices. Utilizes effective communication skills at all levels to enhance team functioning and clinical care. Develops, implements and documents in CPRS the evaluation and treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients. Manages the efficient use and ownership of diagnostic equipment such as CAD/CAM and gait analysis equipment. Utilizes telehealth practices to enhance the regional care of Veterans with amputations. Participates in the development of team processes in the RAC program. Business Operations Provides leadership for the RAC, the ASoC, and Prosthetics and Sensory Aids, to develop and implement a strategic plan to accomplish the goals of the VA National Amputation System of Care. The incumbent ensures that Prosthetic and Orthotic laboratories meet industry standards, and provide quality products and services to patients. Assesses VA Orthotist/Prosthetist certification and accreditation of VA Orthotic/Prosthetic clinical services. Monitors and implements regional compliance for accreditation of Orthotic/Prosthetic clinical services with all relative credentialing organizations, e.g. JC, CARF, NCOPE, ABC, BOC, etc., and certification/registration, competency assessments, peer reviews, and National Provider Identifier registration of all clinical staff within the region. Serves as a member of the Prosthetics Leadership Board and its committees. Acts as an advisor at various levels relating to prosthetic staff, equipment, space, physical plant and other material resources associated with Prosthetics and Orthotics, maxi facial prostheses and other related services. Assesses and reports on the functional level and current resources of the Orthotic and Prosthetic Laboratories within respective region. Coordinates throughout the region for monthly and quarterly reports related to clinical care, workload and budget. Education Monitors and implements regional education including via videoconference in compliance of electronic workload capture, coding, pricing, recording of patient encounters, quality control and quality assurance measures, check out procedures, competency assessments, scope of practice reviews and progress notes of all clinical staff within the region. Serves as liaison between existing prosthetic and orthotic schools and medical school affiliations. Participates in planning for ASoC educational conferences. Participates in the Prosthetic Leadership Board Education Committee. Develops innovative educational materials and processes to enhance the expertise of providers from a wide array of backgrounds, within the medical center, university, and the community, and throughout the geographic region defined by the RAC. Participates in educational programs, providing presentations at local & national level conferences & educational events. Ability to apply knowledge of the theories and principles used in orthotics and prosthetics to care for patients and teach other healthcare providers in the design and fabrication of devices that are innovative, complex and/or unusual in nature. Research Supports or conducts, coordinates and facilitates Prosthetic and Orthotic Research on a regional and national level. Collaborates with research institutions, both government and non-government, to advance the state of knowledge within the prosthetic and orthotic profession. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.