OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

U.S. Navy - Agency Wide | Charleston, SC

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Posted Date 5/26/2020
Description You will serve as an Occupational Therapist in a Medical division of the DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY.

This announcement uses the Certain Personnel of the Department of Defense direct hire authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service.

This public notice announcement is for a standing register for anticipated vacancies, and may be used to fill similar vacancies. Notices of Results may or may not be sent to applicants who apply.Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess a graduate or higher level degree that included an occupational therapy curriculum approved by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) or a professional accrediting organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.

AND Successful completion of the clinical requirements prescribed by the school.

AND Certification/successful passing of the national examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, you must also meet the following requirements.

For GS-12, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector as a professional occupational therapist
  • Developing occupational therapy intervention plans based on evaluations, patient goals, current best evidence, and clinical reasoning;
  • Providing a full range of occupational therapy services including consultation, evaluation, treatment, and reevaluation processes; and
  • Performing occupational health evaluations of patient environments (e.g., home, job site, school) and/or customizing specialized treatment plans.
For GS-11, 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 as a professional occupational therapist
  • Examining and treating occupational therapy patients to improve performance of daily activities;
  • Using appropriate tools and tests to assess patient dysfunction and development;
  • Providing verbal or written reports of observations and patient capabilities; and
  • Promoting prevention of injury and disease.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/occupational-therapist-series-0631/
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